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Outdoors

One man’s efforts help make impact on Susquehanna River

Every time Doug Fessler goes fishing on the Susquehanna River near Sunbury, he first takes time to clean up any litter he finds along the banks. “I always leave a device to pick up litter, a garbage bag and gloves in my car, and each time my son and I go fishing, I make sure to clean up the ...

Dogs were once trained to help hunters in wild

Recently I saw on television that a man had been injured while trying to save his dog from kidnappers. The man was dragged down the street as he tried to hang on to the car, however the kidnappers sped away with the dog. Through the years dogs have become an important part of the family. ...

2 vacancies on PGC board recently filled

By The PA Game Commission HARRISBURG — Two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners were filled recently when Haley J. Sankey of Tyrone (Blair County) and Allen J. Di Marco of Allenwood (Lycoming County) were appointed to serve. Sankey was selected from District 4, which ...

Reflections in Nature: Bear harvest in Pennsylvania hasn’t always been high

There have been some large bruins encountered by hunters in 2021, with the largest estimated live weight of 722 pounds taken in Franklin County at the Letterkenny Army Depot. A total of 1,205 bear were killed during the 2021 hunting season. This year the bear harvest was the seventh on record, ...

Long- and short-eared owls are not the most well-known birds

There are two species of owls in Pennsylvania that probably many people other than naturalists and birdwatchers have never heard of: the long-eared owl and the short-eared owl. These two species are not well known because they are both rare spring nesting species and uncommon-to-rare wintering ...

Time has been measured for at least 5,000 years

Here we are at the end of another year. I have already purchased a 2022 desk calendar and journal. According to archeological evidence, the Babylonians and Egyptians began to measure time at least 5,000 years ago. Their calendars recorded the organizing and coordinating of communal activities ...