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Outdoors

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This year's annual Spring Equinox Celebration at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is Saturday, March 22, with a variety of programs to celebrate nature's renewal. Programs will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and focus on Pennsylvania's natural landscape, plants, wildlife and bird-friendly, shade-grown coffee and cocoa will be served throughout the day.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

BARNESVILLE – Yes, it was cold, but not so cold that the weather outweighed the thrill of catching trout and enjoying some grilled hot dogs and hot chocolate at last year's Southeast Region Mentored Youth Fishing Day sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at Locust Lake.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

In 2014 the Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show, a late-winter Pennsylvania outdoors tradition for generations of sportsmen, returns to Agri-Plex (formerly Agriculture Hall) at the Allentown Fairgrounds with an expanded, three-day schedule when P.B.M. Productions presents the event beginning Friday, Feb. 28, and continuing Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Citing a goal of adding to the ranks of hunters, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners has given preliminary approval to mentor-based program for first-time hunters 18 years old and older. Since 2006, the PGC has offered its Mentored Youth Hunting Program, which enables children younger than the age of 12 to obtain a permit and legally take select game species under the close supervision of a properly licensed adult mentor, and the new Mentored Adult Hunting Program would follow a similar model.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

After more than 30 years of conservation projects, the bald eagle has officially been removed from Pennsylvania's threatened species list. This action took place last month when the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners voted unanimously to reclassify the bald eagle as a Pennsylvania "protected" species.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
This winter has not only produced a large snowfall, but also one of the largest migration in memory of snowy owls, which are being studied by several groups and organizations, including the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Snow, freezing rain, sub-zero temperatures and high winds all contributed to making the winter of 2013-14 on of the most miserable in years. Of course, for those who enjoy ice fishing and ice skating, there are few complaints.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Archery will be among the popular contests to be held at the National Rifle Association’s nine-day Great American Outdoor Show, which opens Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG – Last summer National Rifle Association past-president David Keene announced the organization would sponsor an outdoors sports show that would be the largest of its kind in the country.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Matt Hough has been elected as the new executive director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission by a unanimous vote of the board of game commissioners. Hough, the previous assistant executive director, began his new role Friday with the retirement of former executive director Carl Roe.

Hough has 33 years of service with the PGC, entering the Ross Leffler School of Conservation in June 1981 and was part of the school's 18th graduating class. He served as a wildlife conservation officer, first in Westmoreland County, then in Washington County.

Monday, December 9, 2013

It is a fair assumption that most deer hunters went into this past Monday's opening day of Pennsylvania's two-week firearms season hoping to avoid other hunters moving into their hunting location.

Now, many of those hunters who are still trying to fill a tag will go into the final week of the season hoping for other hunters to also be in the woods and moving around to push deer in their direction.

Monday, December 9, 2013

ArtsQuest and the Lehigh Valley's Trout Unlimited chapters are partnering to raise funds for streamside habitat improvement through a charitable screening of "Kiss the Water," a film which portrays the life of Megan Boyd, a Scot famous for her Atlantic salmon flies, Tuesday, Dec. 17, beginning at 7:15 p.m., at ArtsQuest Center's Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.