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Outdoors

Saturday, May 26, 2012

DALMATIA In less than 13 months, Keystone Shooting Park has earned the reputation as one of the finest Olympic Trap training facilities in the world.

Located on the grounds of Martz's Game Farm in Dalmatia, KSP and its founder Allen Chubb, president of Chubb International Shooting Sports in Elizabethville, held an open house earlier this month for members of the outdoors media attending the annual Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association Spring Conference based in Pottsville.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club, located off Route 183, south of Summit Station, is holding the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot this weekend. Shooting activities are today and Sunday, with the firing line open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with events for men, women and juniors at 25 and 50 yards.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officers Rod Mee and Rob Minnich recently filed charges on two Tioga County residents for a weekend poaching spree in which eight whitetail deer were found shot and left to rot.

From Feb. 24-27, Zachary Ryan Zimmers, 21, and Michael Wayne Hinman, 24, both of Morris Run, were out driving around, spotting and shooting deer and then leaving them lay.

Monday, May 21, 2012

For many families, the Memorial Day Weekend represents the first group outing of the year into the outdoors with visits to Pennsylvania's State Parks and State Forests. These outings can be a time of bonding with nature, but should not be a time of "adopting" young wildlife that mistakenly are thought to have been abandoned by their parents.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

HARRISBURG – Those who do their deer hunting in southeastern Pennsylvania in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on their own land or other private land enrolled in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Agricultural Damage Depredation Program, commonly called the "Red Tag" program, may continue using bait through final approval to a regulatory change for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cabela's has partnered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to promote fishing with the "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?" contest that gives anglers the opportunity to win as much as $2-million in cash and more than $225,000 in additional prizes by catching tagged fish in select waters. This year's contest begins Saturday, May 5, and every tagged fish caught will be a winner.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett has issued an executive order creating the Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation to help ensure the concerns of hunters, anglers and others are heard at the highest levels of state government.

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary president Jerry Regan, left, and Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe have a celebratory handshake after their join announcement of plans to construct the Pennsylvania Game Commission Amphitheater at the 2,500-acre wildlife sanctuary.

DREHERSVILLE – Although most associate Hawk Mountain Sanctuary with the annual Autumn Hawk Watch that begins in mid-August and extends into December, the internationally known world's first refuge for birds of prey and center for raptor conservation is also an outdoors destination from early spring through the summer.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the Pennsylvania Game Commission's basic Hunter-Trapper Education, Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration, are being sought by the agency.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Last year, students from 24 counties – including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton – participated in the Wildlife Leadership Academy.

This year, academy director Michele Kittell hopes for even more statewide representation and is accepting applications until Sunday, April 1. Applicants between the ages of 14-17 are eligible to attend one of two field schools: Pennsylvania Bucktails, which focuses on whitetail deer, or Pennsylvania Brookies, which focuses on brook trout and coldwater fisheries.