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Outdoors

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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Patterning the activities of wild turkeys allows hunters to formulate a plan to take a gobbler when the season opens Saturday, May 3.

There is no need to feel guilty for not yet having done any preseason scouting for Pennsylvania's spring gobbler season.

A week from today is the special youth day for those holding a junior license and those in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program when they may take one bearded bird from one half-hour before sunrise until noon.

Then, a week later, comes the opening of the regular season, Saturday, May 3, with the season continuing through Saturday, May 31.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Newly designed body-gripping traps measuring 10 by 12 inches and broadheads measuring 314 inches now available on the market were approved by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners, making them legal to use.

With the changes, the maximum size for lawfully set body-gripping traps will be 10 inches tall by 12 inches wide.

At present, no body-gripping traps larger than 10 inches by 10 inches can be set, and the change will take effect with the start of the 2014-15 hunting and trapping seasons.