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Outdoors

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Less serious than Chronic Wasting Disease, but nevertheless Pennsylvania Game Commission staff and board of commissioner members expressed concern at this month's final quarterly meeting of the year were the test results from a wild deer that confirmed that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been found in Northampton County.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Two limited archery/muzzleloader hunts for antlerless deer have been scheduled for the controlled access areas of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Kleinfeltersville, Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

These hunts will be held outside of any regular statewide deer season; the only hunting occurring within the management area on these days will be those hunters with special permits."

Saturday, September 10, 2011

With the upcoming Youth Hunting Days approaching, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe said it is important for adult hunters to understand the difference between hunts for juniors and the Mentored Youth Hunting Program for unlicensed youth, which has been expanded for 2011-12 through a recent change in law and regulations to include antlerless deer hunting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Applications for waterfowl hunters interested in being selected for the limited number of goose blinds at the controlled hunting area at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek wildlife management areas during the regular Canada goose season must be received at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters by Wednesday, Sept. 13. A goose blind application must be submitted using the form found on Page 28 of the "2011-12 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest," which is distributed with each hunting license.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Two programs designed to promote family fishing are being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission during the Labor Day weekend.

A series of six Family Fishing Festivals will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5, is the year's second and final "Fish-for-Free Day," which allows resident or non-resident anglers to legally fish without a fishing license on all Pennsylvania waters. All other fishing regulations still apply.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oil the shotguns, grab some boxes of steel shot shells and call out the dogs because this year's early Canada goose opens Thursday, Sept. 1, in Peannsylvania.

This year's early statewide season for resident Canada geese will continue through Saturday, Sept. 24. Other than for a few specific areas, the early season retains a daily bag limit of eight Canada geese and possession limit of 16.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A dozen of Pennsylvania's leading wildlife and nature artists will share their work at the Hawk Mountain Art Show and Sale held in the Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and proceeds will help benefit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

KEMPTON – Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza co-promoters Rick Weaknecht and Bob Danenhower take it as a compliment when told their outdoors show is going to the dogs.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

FRIEDENSBURG – Spending a day afield or on the water with one's spouse can be a rewarding and enjoyable outdoors experience.

Learning how to use a spinning rod or load a rifle from one's spouse, however, can be trying for both parties.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hunters looking to participate in this year's Pennsylvania elk season have until Friday, Aug. 26, to submit an application through the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated License System. This can be done at any issuing agent or through the "Buy Your Elk License" icon in the center of the agency's homepage at www.pgc.state.pa.us.