Pennsylvania Outdoor News

Outdoor News writers earn awards

Outdoor News earned three Outdoor Writers Association of America writing awards at the OWAA’s 92nd annual conference, held June 23 in Little Rock, Ark. New York Outdoor News’ Glenn Sapir finished second in the Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Category with “Welcoming in a young angler.” And Pennsylvania Outdoor News’ Terry Brady was third in the Fishing Category with “Surfside: Introducing…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Crawford County Game Warden Mark Allegro filed charges against a woman who killed a sub-legal antlered deer during the firearms deer season, but failed to report it. The woman said she was not aware of antler restrictions when she shot the deer, but on the following day, a relative informed her that the deer…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – July 5, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. July 20: Lenni Lenape NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Dingmans Twp Fire Hall, Milford. For more info call Ami Greiner, 570-491-9199. July 27: Run to Help Children, 9 a.m., Brubaker Park, Earl. For more info call Krista Weaver, 717-445-5426. Aug. 3: Southern End NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Double Tree Resort, Lancaster. For more info call Mandi Evans, 717-284-2321. Aug. 10:…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – June 21, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. July 27: Run to Help Children, 9 a.m., Brubaker Park, Earl. For more info call Krista Weaver, 717-445-5426. Sept. 11: Bechtel RGS Banquet, 6 p.m., Fish Pond West, Leesport. For more info call John Crowley, 862-266-7949. Sept. 14: Centre County Chapter WTU Whitetails Night Out, 4 p.m., Lambert Hall, Bellfonte. For more info call Clyde DeHart, 814-697-7453. Sept. 20:…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 21, 2019

Note: The catch-and-immediate-release of bass season ended June 15. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — FishErie.com reported June 7 that limits of walleyes were starting to come on trolling spoons and shallow-diving plugs in 20 to 45 feet. Lake trout were hitting on plugs off the mountain. Smallmouth bass were reported off Northeast Marina during calm conditions, with drop-shot rigs effective. …

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports an individual is facing several charges after trapping beavers in a safety zone while on or near a beaver hut. Several local residents reported the incident and, after an investigation, the person responsible was identified and charged. Anyone witnessing a wildlife crime is urged to contact the…

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 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 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 – 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) —…