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ATV trails open Friday

May 18, 2014 On Friday, 43 miles of designated all-terrain vehicle trails in the Susquehannock State Forest will open, according to District Forester Chris Nicholas, with the state Department of Conservation and... more »»

Pool to open Saturday

May 18, 2014 TROY — The swimming pool complex at Mt. Pisgah State Park will open Saturday. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, until June 14, when it will be open daily. Mt. more »»

PFBC announces trout stockings

May 18, 2014 According to the state Fish and Boat Commission’s website, www.fish.state.pa.us, the only county slated for a trout stocking in the coming week is Potter County. more »»

Fish commission suggests cutting no-wake zone in Sunbury

May 18, 2014 HAWLEY — At its quarterly business meeting May 6, the state Fish and Boat Commission authorized the acquisition of an access area in Crawford County; proposed a regulation change to reduce a no-wake... more »»

Beach rehab project targets the other Jersey shore

May 18, 2014 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Far from the ocean beaches that were lavished with money and attention after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy is the other Jersey shore. more »»

Heron chicks killed during tree trimming

May 18, 2014 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in Oakland that witnesses say sent baby birds into a wood chipper, a newspaper reported. more »»

Perfect Paths

May 18, 2014 WALLACE, Idaho — In many parts of the country, abandoned train tracks have been repurposed into multi-use exercise trails. more »»

Travel Briefs

May 18, 2014 Winter flight cancellations were a record NEW YORK (AP) — It’s official: This winter was the worst for fliers in the 20 years that the government has been collecting data. more »»

EASY TARGETS

May 11, 2014 PORT MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — Poachers have killed a large buck and wounded at least three deer in recent months in this tiny fishing village where residents’ feeding of the animals has made them eas... more »»

Luzerne County lake deals with invasion of the alewives

May 11, 2014 HARVEYS LAKE (AP) — In early and mid-April, if you stood near Harveys Lake in Luzerne County and closed your eyes, you might have thought you were at the seashore. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

May 11, 2014 By now, many trees in the area already have leafed out. Some trees leaf out before flowers appear, while other trees will flower first and then leaf out. more »»

Penn College archers headed to nationals

May 11, 2014 This year’s Pennsylvania College of Technology archery team has come a long way in a short time and now, just 2 1/2 months since their first meet and with only three competitions under their belts,... more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

May 11, 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 »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

May 11, 2014 Open paddle planned each Wednesday Country Ski & Sports in Montoursville is organizing an open paddle at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week and through the season. The event is not a clas. more »»

Online survey is geared toward those who like outdoor activities

May 11, 2014 Pennsylvania’s hunters, trappers, sport shooters and wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to make their opinions known. more »»

IN THE PARKS

May 11, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 May 11 — Bald Eagle Birding Day, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. more »»

Portion of Pine Creek Rail Trail to close

May 11, 2014 WATERVILLE — The Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center maintenance crew will begin a Pine Creek Rail Trail resurfacing project on Monday. more »»

Company offers free packets of wildflower seeds via Facebook

May 11, 2014 Wyman’s of Maine, one of the leading marketers of frozen fruits and a proactive stakeholder in the effort to improve North America’s pollinator ecosystem, is giving away thousands of packages of... more »»

Sign dedication to mark Ricketts lumber town

May 11, 2014 RED ROCK — A public dedication ceremony on May 24 will mark the unveiling of a historical sign highlighting the Ricketts “Ghost Town” along State Route 487 in Sullivan County. It starts at 10 a.m. more »»

WILDLIFE IN THE NEWS

May 11, 2014 Bear released in wild returns to ski resort RENO, Nev. more »»

 
 

 

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