By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — Jay Peake knows a lot about killing black bears with a bow. He’s taken 17 that way himself, one in the Yukon, a couple in Quebec, and the rest in Ontario. He’s not too sure he could get even one in Pennsylvania. “In Ontario, we hunt them over …
October 27, 2005
By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – Routine fall lakeshore duties recently resulted in the ‘extremely serious’ discovery of the invasive zebra mussel in Rice Lake near Brainerd. Rice, an impoundment of the Mississippi River, is the fourth inland lake in the state where zeebs have been found. State DNR officials say Gil Millette
SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair High winds have kept many anglers and duck hunters off Lake St. Clair. For those who are getting out, a few perch are hitting, but anglers are having to move a lot to stay on top of them. Bass fishing remains good across the lake. Duck hunting has been pretty
NORTHWEST REGION Erie — Steelhead fishing has finally kicked in, with a decent run reported in late September. Runoff determines how good the fishing is. Conditions can change quickly. The perch bite finally picked up in late September but has been disappointing compared to recent years. For more, call Poor Richard’s at (814) 474-5623. Lake
By Mark Nale Northcentral Correspondent More than 14,000 black bears will be available for hunters when the three-day season opens on Monday, Nov. 21, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission bear biologist Mark Ternent. Although his population estimate is about a thousand bears lower than last year’s estimate, he does not consider this a significant decrease.
By Jeff Mulhollem Editor Harrisburg — As Pennsylvania Game Commission officials grapple with how to control deer numbers in urban areas with hunting, they are considering heretofore-unheard-of measures for Pennsylvania. Perhaps the most significant tool under consideration for allowing hunters to kill enough whitetails to solve suburban deer-nuisance problems is baiting – the mention of
By Mark Nale Northcentral correspondent Alexandria, Pa. — On a recent trip to the Juniata River near Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Bill Anderson discovered a large number of unusual-looking crayfish inhabiting the river. The crayfish, thousands of them, were concentrated just below the hydroelectric dam at Warrior Ridge, south of Petersburg. Anderson, president of the Little