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Outdoors

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.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons, Friday, Aug. 5, beginning at 1 p.m., at Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Shelter No. 2.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

KEMPTON - For those who think it is too early to begin planning and eliminating problems associated with muzzleloader hunting – in both the October antlerless season and the December flintlock season – it is time to rethink their thinking.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hunters preparing for the upcoming antlerless deer license application period are reminded that Deer Management Assistance Program antlerless deer permits are available through the Pennsylvania Automated License System.

DMAP is the Pennsylvania Game Commission's program designed to help landowners manage deer numbers on their properties.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beginning this coming Friday, those who enjoy hunting crows, groundhogs and coyotes will need to have their 2011-12 Pennsylvania hunting license.

Yes, the 2011-12 license year begins July 1, and hunting and furtaker licenses are now on sale their the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated License System, over-the-counter at issuing agents, county treasurer's offices and all PGC region offices and its Harrisburg headquarters. In addition, licenses can be purchased through the PALS website at www.pa.wildlifelicense.com.