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Saturday, July 10, 2010

An Adams County man, Michael Eugene Sponseller Jr., 19, of East Berlin, was found guilty and sentenced to pay $1,100 in fines and $5,000 in replacement costs and faces revocation of hunting privileges for up to six years for the unlawful poaching of a trophy-class whitetail deer in York County, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

HARRISBURG – As a general rule, hunters want more deer; farmers want fewer deer; and insurance companies want almost no deer.

Added to this equation are differing views within the Pennsylvania Game Commission on how to manage the statewide deer herd. On one side are the PGC biologists conducting the agency's deer-management program; on the other, based upon the voting by the majority of the eight members, is the board of game commissioners.

Monday, June 14, 2010

It has been said since some caveman downed the first trophy saber-tooth tiger that records are made to be broken.

Some records, however, achieve almost reverent status and the keepers of the records seemingly refuse to recognize when they are broken. Certainly the family of the late Roger Maris knows all about that.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, June 18, by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for three annual awards. Information and nominating procedure is available on the PFBC Web site at for the following awards:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Landowners looking to enroll in the Pennsylvania Game Commission Deer Management Assistance Program designed to help landowners manage deer on their properties, have until June 12 to mail an application to the appropriate PGC Region Office. Applications will be accepted by U.S. mail only, as postmarks will be required to establish processing priorities.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS Learning how to properly and safely shoot firearms is one of the many outdoors-related activities women can experience during the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women in the Outdoors event at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club on June 12.

NEW TRIPOLI When it comes to the outdoors, one of the obstacles that can often keep women from enjoying sports such as hunting, archery and fishing is that they don't have a family member or mentor to help get them started. The fact of the matter is, it's always easier to learn a new pursuit when you have a caring, experienced teacher to guide you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

SUMMIT STATION – Although pickup trucks – rather than ox-drawn wagons will be used for transportation, for the next 10 days, a portion of southern Schuylkill County will return some 200 years back in time for the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot at Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

National Fishing and Boating Week will be celebrated with a Water Safety Festival, Saturday, June 12, at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake, located off Route 183, Bernville.

Organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and other organizations, activities will be held beginning at noon and are scheduled to conclude at 5 p.m. In addition to celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week, the date is also National Marina Day and National Get Outdoors Day.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

HARRISBURG – This is clearly a year of change so far as the 2010-11 hunting seasons approved by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners at its quarterly meeting Tuesday, April 20.

Drawing the most attention of sportsmen are the changes to the deer and black bear season, but changes have also been made for small game hunting and the fall turkey and spring gobbler seasons. In addition, preliminary approval was given to the long-rumored Wild Pheasant Recovery Area for the Hegins Valley area of western Schuylkill County.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Summer DiscoverE Day Camps" designed to help children between the ages of 4-13 learn about the natural world with programs designed to allow them to explore the environment with other children of the same age and abilities will be held this summer at Beltzville State Park, Lehighton.