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Outdoors

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, has been designated as the second Mentored Youth Fishing Day of the year by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission on select Panfish Enhancement lakes. To encourage participation on this day, the PFBC has reduced the price of a 1-day adult resident and 1-day adult non-resident license to just $1 to be used only on Labor Day, with issuing agent and transaction fees making the total price for the 1-day adult license $2.70.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mark Wolfskill, left, owner Pheasant Valley Farm Shooting Preserve, times a dog as it searches for a caged bird in the Top Dog Challenge, which will be held for the fifth consecutive year at the ninth annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza at the Kempton Fairground.

KEMPTON – There are signs everywhere in the outdoors that the fall hunting and fishing seasons are getting closer and closer. One of the surest signs, however, is the arrival of the annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza at the Kempton Fairground.

This year's ninth annual event will be a two-day show, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., both days. As always, the emphasis of the show will be contests, skill competition and product demonstrations that make it the largest outdoors event of its kind in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cabela's Hamburg is holding Fall Great Outdoor Days and Waterfowl Classic, Thursday, Aug. 14-Wednesday, Aug. 20, with seminars beheld Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17. Representatives from top waterfowl hunting manufacturers will be in attendance to answer questions and give advice to customers designed to maximize their hunting.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
For years anglers have targeted the Lehigh River for trout, and now a new designation for Section 6 of the river will created additional fishing opportunities.

HARRISBURG – Long a favored hotspot for trout anglers in a three-state area, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has created more opportunities on the Lehigh River by designating as Approved Trout Waters Section 6 of the river and the Francis E. Walter Reservoir.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As much as camping, fishing, picnics and swimming are associated with summer, so too is the arrival of hummingbirds – who cam provide hours of entertaining viewing in one's backyard.

In their own way, hummingbirds are as fascinating to watch as other forms of wildlife. Best of all, they are a lot less destructive than such critters as bear, deer, rabbits and groundhogs.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

An integrated marketing communications initiative intended to increase hunting participation and awareness in Pennsylvania has been undertaken by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and will be unveiled this fall.

Called GoHuntPA, the PGC hired the Harrisburg-based ad agency Top Flight Media to help develop the campaign. This is the first time that the agency has hired an agency to carry out a strategic communications campaign such as this one.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Former Pennsylvania Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Protection director Rich Palmer, center, has been promoted to the position of deputy executive director, filling the vacancy that was created when Matt Hough, right, moved up from that position earlier this year to become executive director.

HARRISBURG – This week the Pennsylvania Game Commission reached out to an experienced source to fill the position of deputy executive director by promoting former Bureau of Wildlife Protection director Rich Palmer to the position.

This week's quarterly meeting of the PGC board of game commissioners was the first in which Palmer served in his new position of deputy executive director, which has been vacant since January when Matt Hough was promoted to executive directory.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

After 32 years of service to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bureau of Wildlife Management director Cal DuBrock announced Tuesday at the quarterly meeting of the board of game commissioners he is retiring effective August 1.

Reflecting on his time with the PGC, DuBrock said that in 1987, when he moved from a previous post to begin work with the Bureau of Wildlife Management, there were a total of approximately 12 full-time biologists in the agency. Today, he said, there are almost that many working within the Wildlife Diversity Division.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club, located along Coon Club Road off Route 183, south of Summit Station, a self-supporting organization founded in 1976 and a member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and the Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters, is holding the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot, Thursday-Monday, May 22-26. There is pre-1840 primitive and modern camping on the 22-acre site with firewood and water provided, but no hook-ups.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

NEW TRIPOLI For more than a decade, Katrina Skrapits of Danielsville has made it her mission to introduce women to hunting and the outdoors in her role as a volunteer leader with the National Wild Turkey Federation.