Pennsylvania Outdoor News

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Anglers are reminded that bass are in the catch-and-immediate release season through June 14.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is offering a variety of free fishing and boating events in coming months. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — Smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks. Lake trout were biting in anywhere from 65 to 112 feet…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – June 7, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. June 8: Clarion County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Limestone Township Volunteer Fire Company, Clarion. For more info call Clyde DeHart Jr., 814-697-7453. Sept. 11: Bechtel RGS Banquet, 6 p.m., Fish Pond West, Leesport. For more info call John Crowley, 862-266-7949. Season Dates June 15: Bass (traditional harvest season) opens. July 5: Crow season opens (Friday, Saturday and sunday only)…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports a Smethport man pleaded guilty to allowing his dog to chase and kill a white-tailed deer. Potter County Game Warden Mark Fair reports investigating the unlawful killing of a 400-pound male black bear. The bear was killed when an individual attempted to scare the bear off with…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled upcoming Hunter-Trapper Education classes. Visit www.pgc.pa.gov for classes scheduled in your area.  NORTHEAST REGION From the Game Commission  Monroe County Game Warden Praveed Abraham reports encountering shooters who are unfamiliar with the round restrictions on state game lands shooting ranges. It is unlawful on a state game lands range to load or discharge a…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – May 24, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers June 8: Clarion County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Limestone Township Volunteer Fire Company, Clarion. For more info call Clyde DeHart Jr., 814-697-7453. Sept. 11: Bechtel RGS Banquet, 6 p.m., Fish Pond West, Leesport. For more info call John Crowley, 862-266-7949. Season Dates June 15: Bass (traditional harvest season) opens. Archery/Shoot  June 8-9, July 13-14, 27-28, Aug. 10-11, 24-25, Sept….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 24, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks.   Fish for Free days are slated for May 26 and July 4, offering anglers an opportunity to fish statewide without a license.  The closed season on walleyes ended May 5.   Bass remain in catch-and-immediate-release mode until June 15.  For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. NORTHWEST REGION Lake…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – May 10, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. May 10, 11, 18: Bucks County WTU Banquets, 5 p.m., New Hope Eagle Fire Company, New Hope. For more info call 215-799-1900. May 11: Central PA RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona. For more info call Mary Peoples, 814-672-4383. May 11: McKean County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Grandma’s Bair’s Family Restaurant & Catering, Kane. For more info…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Anglers are reminded that walleyes come back into season May 4, and bass are in catch-and-immediate-release season through June 14. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Northern pike were hitting in Misery Bay, and perch were reported off the north…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports two individuals are facing charges for possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia while on State Game Land 203.  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports many healthy flocks of turkeys have been seen in several suburban neighborhoods. Spring turkey hunters are reminded they MUST have permission…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled upcoming Hunter-Trapper Education classes. Visit www.pgc.pa.gov for classes scheduled in your area.  SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Cumberland County SGW John Fetchkan reports two trash-dumping investigations are ongoing on area state game lands.   Bedford County SGW Jeremy Coughenour reports several violations were turned over to the Fish & Boat Commission in March….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 26, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued its in-season stocking of trout across the state in recent weeks.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.   Anglers are reminded that the catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect from April 13 through June 14, and walleyes are out of season from now until May 4.  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) —…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – April 26, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. May 4: RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., The Orchards. For more info call Denise Shatzer, 717-597-2485. May 4: Snyder County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Kreamer Volunteer Fire Dept., Middleburg. For more info call Clyde DeHart Jr., 814-697-7453. May 10, 11, 18: Bucks County WTU Banquets, 5 p.m., New Hope Eagle Fire Company, New Hope. For more info call 215-799-1900. May…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – April 12, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. April 13: Northeastern PA Friends of NRA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Genetti Manor, Dickson City. For more info call Carl Mozeleski, 570-587-2662. April 13: Clarion Co. RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Antler Club, Lucinda. For more info call Eugene Lander, 814-226-6474. April 13: PA State Fox & Coyote Hunters Assoc. Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Wyalusing. For more info call Dick…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled upcoming Hunter-Trapper Education classes. Visit www.pgc.pa.gov for classes scheduled in your area.  NORTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that Deputies Vanessa Walker and Carly Chambers arrested an individual for hunting through the use of bait in late archery/flintlock deer season. The individual pleaded guilty and paid fines…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 12, 2019

Mild weather, with a little rainfall, brought out anglers for the opening day of trout season in the southeast region March 30.  The season opens for the rest of the state April 13. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is stocking trout across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Anglers are reminded that from April 15 through June 14,…