Mark Nale

West Nile virus again expected to shorten Pennsylvania grouse season

Stevens, Pa. — With West Nile virus on the rampage again this summer, biologist Lisa Williams is not expecting good news when she finishes the most recent ruffed grouse data. If the news is as bad as the Game Commission’s Pennsylvania Game Commission grouse, woodcock and dove specialist anticipates, it could lead to a recommendation that grouse season be shortened…

7 elk taken in extended season [Photo]

Brian May, of Dillsburg, poses with the large 6×8 bull that he harvested in January. This was the only bull elk taken during the extended season. Photo courtesy Trophy Rack Lodge Benezette, Pa. — Christmas came late for 15 Pennsylvania elk hunters. The lucky ones were the Elk Hunt Zone 5 permit holders who were unsuccessful during the recent fall…