One of the more intriguing bears taken was a 679-pound male shot at 5 yards with a .357 handgun.
Harvest included some large elk – 13 bulls were estimated to weigh 700 pounds or more, with two more than 800 pounds and the heaviest estimated at 894 pounds – 7-by-8. An 806-pounder with a 10-by-7 rack also taken.
An early deep freeze has anglers across north country eager to launch the 2018-19 ice fishing season.
Too many days of rain along with flooded woods and fields have hurt prime-time archery hunting in Pennsylvania.
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It seems that fewer Pennsylvania hunters chasing stocked pheasants because of stamp price.
Tim Schaeffer will replace outgoing John Arway next month.
Unseasonably hot weather has spoiled early-season hunting.
Last year, 500 pounds of ground venison was donated to needy Somerset County families through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program.
The spraying of roadside ditches with herbicide in a state park causes blogger to wonder – what were they thinking?
The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Mario M. Scavello, provides another choice for hunters who have shot and inflicted injury on a white-tailed deer, black bear or elk, but lose the trail.
"The truth of the matter is if we don't solve this problem the way it rose as we see in Wisconsin, Wyoming, West Virginia, Colorado, the future of deer hunting for your kids and your grandchildren will definitely be in jeopardy."
With water temps dropping, crappies are munching on minnows. Use your electronics to locate schools of suspended slabs, then find what triggers bites.
In Pennsylvania and across the Northeast and Great Lakes region, warm, soggy conditions to prevail.
The Pennsylvania species being targeted by this fieldwork are Swainson’s thrush, wood thrush, blackpoll warblers, Canada warblers, rusty blackbirds, American woodcock and northern long-eared bats. New York among states also included in effort.
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