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Outdoors

Saturday, August 15, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Emily Easton, Dallas, Pennsylvania, arrowed her first deer while hunting with her dad, Ralph, in Barnesville.

I knew that if I didn't get poison ivy, it would be a miracle. What kept me working, through the humidity and relentless bugs, was the happy anticipation of archery season. Yes, it was only August, and archery season wouldn't begin for nearly two months.

Was I obsessed?

No, just smart. If you don't think a whitetail's nose is keen enough to smell fresh sawdust on the forest floor, or that they don't notice freshly-cut tree limbs, you haven't been busted by a savvy boss nanny doe.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Volunteer Anne Paisley, Barnesville, and state park environmental education specialist Robin Tracey take a break during trail maintenance recently.

Now that the last day of school has come and gone, what are the kids going to do all summer? Have you already heard the famous complaint, "There's nothing to do!"? Are you already out of ideas?

Well, we hope not, because there are many things to do and all of them benefit the outdoors. Volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, all over the state, are easy to find.

Oh, you think, but I can't handle the physical labor in the heat. Or, I don't know anything about landscaping or trail maintenance.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Lindsay Brooks, Lenhartsville, prepares to take her German wirehaired pointer Colbie out of his travel crate. His leash is snapped to his collar, but he's been taught to wait until released before stepping from the crate. Nearby are Colbie's water and water dish, as well as an old towel to clean his feet if needed, before he returns to the crate.

Come! Vacation with the Family Dog

Families often create a summer vacation trip checklist. It might go something like this: toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner, underwear, socks, t-shirts, sneakers and sandals, camera, prescription medications, bathing suit and sunglasses. If they're going to drive, they might add a list for the vehicle, such as a DVD selection, cooler with snacks and drinks, and first aid kit.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Tes Jolly with the Nebraska Merriam turkey that completed her grand slam of turkeys.

There are knots of horses grazing contentedly in various spots of the grasslands, their heads down and their tails blowing straight out behind them, as if frozen that way. I'm thinking that turkey decoys will have to be affixed to the ground using four-foot rebar stakes.

My nondescript little rental car is dwarfed by diesel trucks towing trailers carrying farm tractors tall as a two-story building. Soon I am slowing for Arnold, Nebraska, where this year's graduating class numbers four students.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for April 4

Please send information to lprice@tnonline.com .

April 3 and 4

Hunter Safety Course, 6 to 9 p.m.

Palmerton Rod & Gun Club

All students must pre-register for the course at www.pgc.state.pa.us .

April 11

Hunter Safety Course, 8:30 to 4

Indian Mt Rod & Gun Club

Route 534

Kresgeville

Pre-registration is required at www.pgc.state.pa.us . Online study is required prior to attendance.

For more information contact billmarks@frontier.com .

April 11,

Utah Concealed Carry Permit Class

Saturday, March 28, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Ralph and Vicki Ciancuarulo are one of the outdoor industry's best known hunting couples.

I had just stepped into the weakest reaches of the porch light when some small projectile pinged against my knit hat. That's odd, I thought, and bent to pick it up. Ping! Another took me in the shoulder.

The objects were stuffed mushrooms, being thrown from the deck by my soon-to-be-ex boyfriend, mad because I'd been hunting and was late to the supper he'd prepared. "These are great!" I said, around a delicious mouthful of mushroom with crabmeat stuffing. A virtual volley of mushrooms followed.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Outdoor Calendar for March 28

Please send information to lprice@tnonline.com .

March 29

West Penn Archery Club

147 Archery Club Road

New Ringgold

From 7 a.m. to noon, 3D course with 30 targets, in a wooded setting. Open to the public.

Cost for adults is $10, youth are free.

April 3 and 4

Hunter Safety Course, 6 to 9 p.m.

Palmerton Rod & Gun Club

All students must pre-register for the course at www.pgc.state.pa.us .

April 11

Hunter Safety Course, 8:30 to 4

Indian Mt Rod & Gun Club

Route 534

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Tom Banditelli, right, of Tamaqua, an owner of Caiger’s Resort on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Island Region, talks with amateur bass angler Bill Everett of Doylestown to the apparent amusement of Mike Melnick of Tamaqua at last year’s Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show, which gets underway Friday in the Agri-Plex of the Allentown Fairgrounds.

ALLENTOWN In 2015 the Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show is literally bigger and better than ever because of a redesigned floor plan that now provides more space for additional vendors and allowed others to expand their display at the show, Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, in the 60,000-square foot Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 North 17th St., Allentown.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 21st annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp Sunday-Friday, June 21-26, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs.

This highly structured curriculum is based on college level classes, but students need not be an accomplished fly fisher or a budding aquatic biologist to attend, only highly motivated and willing to learn.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A "Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop" is being held at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a beginner's workshop appropriate for ages 14 and older and is free for Hawk Mountain Members.

Both members and non-members must pre-register by calling Hawk Mountain at 610-756-6961 during business hours. Cost includes trail fee for the rest of the day.