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Outdoors

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Veteran bowfisherman Lou Schwarz of Walnutport took an unexpected trophy on the Delaware River near the home of his grandparents in August.

He has taken catfish and carp while bowfishing, and he spotted a Northern snakehead while drifting the shoreline, taking the 24-inch fish with one shot.

Schwarz said he had Northern snakeheads in the tidal section of the Delaware and Potomac rivers and recognized the fish when he saw it swimming in shallow water less than a foot deep.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

HARRISBURG A few weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced that the 30-year restoration in Pennsylvania has been so successful that the symbol of our nation may be removed from the threatened-species list.

Now the public will have the opportunity to view the success of that project with the showing of the PGC documentary film "Pennsylvania Bald Eagles, Celebrating 30 Years of Restoration." A full schedule of the showings, which will be updated as needed, is available on the agency website at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Two Pennsylvania anglers are among the top winners in this year's "Fish for Millions" contest cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Cabela's in Hamburg.

They will receive their awards Thursday, Aug. 15, as the Hamburg store as part of the kickoff to Cabela's Fall Great Outdoors Days, which continue through Sunday, Aug. 18.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

While representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public met this week to discuss the status of the Atlantic Flyway populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2013-14 regular waterfowl hunting seasons, the agency announced Pennsylvania's early migratory bird seasons have been approved for mourning doves, Canada geese, woodcock and other migratory bird species.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Outdoors television personalities Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo headline the annual Cabela's Archery Classic, Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at the Hamburg location.

Members of the Cabela's pro staff, the husband-and-wife Cianciarulo team host "Archer's Choice TV" on the Outdoor Channel. They will be in the store each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to greet customers and also present a seminar each day at noon on their tried-and-true hunting tactics.

Monday, July 22, 2013

KEMPTON When Chuck Dixon first decided to provide muzzleloader enthusiasts a forum to exchange ideas and display their work 31 years ago, he had no idea it would evolve into an Gunmakers Fair and become a permanent fixture the final full weekend of July at Dixon's Muzzleloader Shop – the largest walk-in muzzleloader shop in the country.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

With today being the opening of trout season in the 18-county Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, area anglers have an opportunity to recapture the excitement again next Saturday with the opening of this year's extended and expanded Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce Trout Tournament.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that in the state's 2012-13 seasons, hunters took an estimated 343,110 deer, which is an increase of about two percent from the previous seasons' harvest of 336,200.

Hunters took 133,860 antlered deer in the 2012-13 seasons, an increase of about five percent from the previous license year's 127,540.

Also, hunters took 209,250 antlerless deer in 2012-13, which is a slight increase over the 208,660 antlerless deer taken in 2011-12.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

First Frontier Militia, the muzzleloader branch of Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club and a member club of the Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters, will conduct its first event of the season, Sunday, March 10, beginning at 9 a.m.

Matches are held for flintlock and traditional exposed hammer percussion firearms typical of those of the pre-1840 era. Paper targets are shot at distances of 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards, and novelty matches – including those from Colonial times, such as "over-the-log" – are also held.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

BY FRED JAMES

Special to THE TIMES NEWS

Although the opening of Pennsylvania's spring gobbler season is eight weeks away, hunters right now have the opportunity to pursue some big birds.

No not that big yellow bird, but rather thousands of big, white birds whose overabundant population is threatening their own and other waterfowl breeding grounds.

Waterfowl hunters have a special opportunity to take snow geese in Pennsylvania through April 26 because of the Conservation Snow Goose Season established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.