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Fish commission announces trout stockings

April 13, 2014 Following are trout stocking schedules for area counties from today through next Sunday, as provided by the state Fish and Boat Commission’s website at www.fish.state.pa.u. more »»

PGC prepares for controlled burns in Centre County

April 13, 2014 The state Game Commission plans to resume controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Lands 176 in Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon townships, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions... more »»

Ulysses man crowned King of the Mountain

April 13, 2014 Organizers recently announced the results of the King of the Mountain Hill Climb snowmobile race, which was held March 15 at Ski Sawmill Family Resort in Morris. more »»

Video documents daring installation of raptor camera

April 13, 2014 The camera that enabled thousands of online viewers to witness the hatching of two bald-eagle chicks at a Pittsburgh nest in recent days didn’t get there on its own. more »»

IN THE PARKS

April 13, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 April 19 — Earth Treasure Hunting, 10-11 a.m. Hunt for fossils along F.J. Sayers Lake. Meet at environmental learning center. more »»

Songbird stamps take flight via postal service

April 13, 2014 DALLAS — The U.S. Postal Service recently issued 10 colorful Songbirds Forever Stamp. more »»

Blood-sucking tick species causes baldness in moose

April 13, 2014 SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The graying look of moose you might see in the field this spring isn’t the result of old age. It’s likely the work of blood-sucking ticks. more »»

Rebirth in Berlin

April 13, 2014 The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler signed the death warrants of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world’s fastest growing Jewish community. more »»

Travel Briefs

April 13, 2014 Some airlines drop limes from beverage service NEW YORK (AP) — Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. more »»

SPRINGTIME IN THE KEYSTONE STATE

April 6, 2014 Springtime means more than birds singing and crocuses peeking through the snow. It’s a cue for wildlife to emerge from the winter’s doldrums and begin to wander across the landscap. more »»

AFIELD WITH FRIENDS

April 6, 2014 I knew John Arway, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, was on the right track when he showed me a photo of a real catch of crappies and bluegills taken from Saylors Lake. more »»

Slate Run Tackle Shop offers free youth fishing license, class

April 6, 2014 SLATE RUN — The Slate Run Tackle Shop in Lycoming County is one of two businesses in Pennsylvania that is offering to pay the $2. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

April 6, 2014 Take a hike with regional club The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

April 6, 2014 (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 »»

Cub rescued in Washington ends up in NM

April 6, 2014 CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An orphaned mountain lion cub rescued by a hunter in Washington has found a home in southern New Mexico. Zia was discovered last October stumbling through rows of wheat stubbl. more »»

Game breeding turns into big business in Alabama

April 6, 2014 PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Nationally, commercial game breeding has grown into a multibillion-dollar business as producers have discovered there are big bucks in big bucks. more »»

IN THE PARKS

April 6, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 April 8 — April Bird Walk Series, 9-10:30 a.m., main park office. April 12 — Recycled Bird Feeders, 10-11 a.m., environmental learning cente. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

April 6, 2014 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on March 28, according to the agency’s website: • Tioga County Wildlife Conservation Officer Rodney Me... more »»

Workshop set on invasive plants

April 6, 2014 SINNEMAHONING — The Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area and Sinnemahoning State Park will hold a free workshop about invasive weeds such as multiflora rose and mile-a-minute vine. more »»

REFUGEE HOUSING

April 6, 2014 LANCASTER — Before this landscape bustled with Amish farms and cozy colonial towns, Conestoga Indians lived among the tall trees. Wolves and lynx crept through the shrubber. more »»

 
 

 

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