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Outdoors

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seminars that cover everything from preseason scouting to the preparing of venison will be presented during "Deer Classic Weekend," Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, at Cabela's, Route 61, Hamburg.

"Field Dressing and Processing Your Deer" will be presented by members of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff, Saturday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and local butchers and representatives of Hunters Sharing the Harvest will present the seminar, Sunday, at 10 a.m. Seminars will be held both days outside at the front of the store.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sportsmen are reminded by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission that while sunny days and fall foliage tempt may give the impression of mild weather, it is important for fall boaters to wear a life jacket.

"According to Pennsylvania's boating accident reports, almost 80 percent of all boating fatalities happen to boaters not wearing a life jacket," PFBC Boating and Watercraft Safety manager Ryan Walt said. "During the cold weather months boaters are especially at risk due to the water temperature and the risk of sudden cold water immersion."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

According to Pennsylvania Game Commission wild turkey biologist Mary Jo Casalena, the statewide fall turkey population is excellent, but some hunters will face the challenge of locating flocks if they fail to do their pre-season scouting.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Carbon County Environmental Education Center chief naturalist Susan Gallagher, left, is congratulated on her Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Environmental Partnership Award by conservationist Tim Herd of Bath, who was the chief designer of the CCEEC.

WILKES-BARRE Susan Gallagher grew up in the McAdoo area with an appreciation and love of the outdoors she got from her parents, John and Susan Mock.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

At the recent quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Wilkes-Barre, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval to a regulatory change to enhance accountability for the public landowners seeking to enroll in the Deer Management Assistance Program.

Under the new regulations, all public landowners will be required to provide an approved deer management plan along with their DMAP application.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Variety of choices adds to antlerless season

WILKES-BARRE – According to statistics released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at this week's quarterly board of game commissioners meeting held Monday and Tuesday at the Quality Inn, the October antlerless muzzleloader season is having its desired effect as part of the agency's deer-management program.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

To further the Pennsylvania Game Commission's efforts to find effective tools to manage the deer populations on agriculture lands in the southeast corner of the state, the board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval at Tuesday's quarterly meeting in Wilkes-Barre to a regulatory change to create a focused, limited authorization permitting the use of bait for deer hunting in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on approved properties enrolled in the agency's Agriculture Deer Depredation Program, commonly referred to as the "Red Tag" program.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

HARRISBURG – Over the last decade, expanding hunting opportunities for youth has been a constant for the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners.

During that time, special seasons for Junior License holders between the ages of 12-16 have been initiated so youngsters need not compete with adults during the regular seasons. This was done with the hope of recruiting and retaining youngsters, and now with computerized licenses sales in full effect, statistics show the PGC is being successful in that regard.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A free Sportsmen's Health Fair will be held, Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Schuylkill YMCA, 520 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

"We've always wanted to host a health fair just for outdoorsmen knowing how popular hunting and fishing are in this area," Schuylkill Y executive director Wayne Stump said. "Sometimes a hunter will get so excited about getting their equipment ready, they forget about the physical challenges on their body."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

No longer can chronic and commercial poaches consider the fines they face in Pennsylvania as merely a "business" expense. That has changed now that Act 54 of 2010 has become law with new penalties, including higher fines and possible jail time, now in effect.