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HALLS OF FAME IN THE HEARTLAND

February 14, 2016 CLEVELAND, Ohio — Driving north in Ohio on a cold, blustery December day with snow swirling around us, the expanse of Lake Erie appeared. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

February 14, 2016 During the winter months when walking through the woods, I try to identify a tree by the bark, which is more difficult than by using its leaves and bud. more »»

Students stuff in taxidermy class at Mich. school

February 14, 2016 CROSWELL, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Tubbs’ high-school taxidermy class is not for the faint of heart. more »»

Essentials: Toronto, from what’s new to classic attractions

February 14, 2016 TORONTO — Grab your toque — what Canadians call a wool hat — and get your game face on if you’re heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix —a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto’s unofficial... more »»

PROTECTORS OF THE H20

February 7, 2016 Ever wonder who is looking out for all of the drinking water? The annual Watershed Summit, held by the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is a group of local watershed specialists that meet to... more »»

Split firearm deer seasons up for April approval

February 7, 2016 HARRISBURG — Last week, the Board of Game Commissioners adopted a slate of deer seasons for 2016-17, proposing to retain a split, five-day antlered deer season from Nov. 28 to Dec. more »»

Game Commission reaps $14.6M from new lease of acreage to gas industry

February 7, 2016 An agreement approved on Tuesday by the state Board of Game Commissioners will bring in more than $14.6 million — revenue that had been anticipated written into the budget for the current fiscal year. more »»

Changes possible in antlerless application schedule

February 7, 2016 HARRISBURG — Traditionally, hunters who are Pennsylvania residents have been able to apply for antlerless deer licenses a full two weeks before nonresidents apply. more »»

MOTIVATION & MEDITATION

February 7, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, you were all gung-ho to make good on your New Year’s resolution to get fit in 2016. more »»

Afield with Friends:

February 7, 2016 My stream notes suggest the lingering, cold, winter months of February and March could be some of the most productive for fly fishermen — if you don’t have to break ice. more »»

PGC board: Expired-license possession could become illegal

February 7, 2016 HARRISBURG — When July rolls around, a new hunting license year will begin and the licenses carried over the previous 12 months no longer are vali. more »»

Acrobatic chickadees a favorite bird at feeders

February 7, 2016 In honor of next weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count, this week I want to feature a local favorite: the black-capped chickadee. It is hard not to smile when you see a chickadee. more »»

Pa. company strives to police the geese

February 7, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mick settles low into the crisp snow near Richland, his eyes locked on about 10 runner ducks huddled in the afternoon win. more »»

MISUNDERSTOOD

November 15, 2015 The simple black-and-white pelt ought to be warning enough for anyone who can recognize a striped, or spotted, skun. more »»

Audubon chapter places signs about birds on Susquehanna River Walk

November 15, 2015 Bird watchers who use the Susquehanna River Walk now can use three interpretive signs to identify the winged species that fly and swim nearby. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

November 15, 2015 Take a hike with Sierra Club group The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region. more »»

In the parks

November 15, 2015 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Nov. 17 — Morning Bird Migration Walk, 9 a.m. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

November 15, 2015 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

PGC: Mentored youth now are permitted to hunt rabbits, doves

November 15, 2015 Mentored youth hunters now may pursue rabbits and mourning doves, in addition to other selected species. more »»

Rat poison linked to cougar’s death

November 15, 2015 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A well-known mountain lion found on a Malibu trail apparently died from rat poison. more »»

 
 
 

 

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