Pennsylvania Outdoor News

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Feb. 16: Lehigh Valley RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Homewood Suites, Center Valley. For more info call Karen, 484-221-1679. Feb. 17: Somerset RMEF Banquet, 2 p.m., Bakersville Firehall. For more info call Chuck Conzatti, 814-421-5744. Feb. 23: Pocono WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304. Feb. 23: Harrisburg Beagle Club, Hunt &…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 15, 2019

The polar vortex at the end of January locked up rivers and hastened ice formation on lakes in much of Pennsylvania, only to be followed by unseasonably mild weather.  Anglers are urged to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. For ice-fishing safety tips, visit www.fishandboat.com.  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Feb. 1, perch…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Clarion County Game Warden Steven J. Ace reports that, during the fall hunting seasons, many different violations were observed. Using vehicles to locate game, littering, taking sublegal bucks, safety zone violations, shooting across roads, loaded firearms in vehicles, illegally taking deer and turkeys, driving vehicles in closed areas, baiting, and possession of other people’s…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Bedford County Game Warden Jeremy Coughenour reports that a Fishertown man was cited for multiple violations after he allowed his juvenile son to alight from a vehicle and kill an antlered deer from the road. The crime was witnessed and reported by a concerned hunter. The father pleaded guilty to all charges and was…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 1, 2019

Unseasonable temperatures in much of the state delayed ice-fishing as of mid- January, when cold, snowy weather moved in. Some anglers were fishing from boats as conditions allowed.  Ice anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution. For ice-fishing safety tips, visit www.fishandboat.com  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Jan. 18, FishErie reported that anglers were catching…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Feb. 1: Penn’s Woods NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Italian Club Export. For more info call Jason Straley, 412-855-9774. Feb. 9: Harrisburg RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Best Western Premier, Harrisburg. For more info call Gene Odato, 717-789-9206. Feb. 9: St. Marys RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Red Fern Banquet hall. For more info call Carl McConnell, 724-866-1803. Feb. 9: Susquehanna River…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 18, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 26, 2019: Delaware River Shad Fishermens Assn. Banquet, 6 p.m., Sewyco Fire Co. Social Hall, Bethlehem. For more info call Rusty Held, 484-239-4723. Jan. 26, 2019: Uniontown RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Park Inn, Uniontown. For more info call John Stone, 724-562-6509. Jan. 26, 2019: Blue Mountain Fish & Game Assoc. of Walnutport, Banquet, 5:30 p.m., For more info…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Huntingdon County Game Warden Amy Nabozny and Deputy SGW Cody Dick checked a group of hunters that harvested 11 bears – two sows and nine cubs – on private property the first day of the statewide bear season.  Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn filed charges on man for locating a deer from…

The outdoorsman’s truck: Often overlooked and underappreciated, but an invaluable asset to the cause

My pickup sassed me while driving to cash in a holiday gift card at a nearby outdoors retail store recently. While “Old Smokey” seldom complains — even after all I’ve put her through this year — she couldn’t help but bare her teeth and ding me with an “idiot light” warning that an oil change was long past due. “Who…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Jan. 4, 2019

As of Dec. 20, a spate of mild temperatures and rainfall was melting ice on lakes in some parts of the state where hard water begun to form.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission completed its winter trout stockings in early December. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Dec. 17, skim…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 4, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 26, 2019: Delaware River Shad Fishermens Assn. Banquet, 6 p.m., Sewyco Fire Co. Social Hall, Bethlehem. For more info call Rusty Held, 484-239-4723. Jan. 26, 2019: Uniontown RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Park Inn, Uniontown. For more info call John Stone, 724-562-6509. Feb. 9, 2019: Harrisburg RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Best Western Premier, Harrisburg. For more info call Gene…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Mercer County Game Warden Donald G. Chaybin reports finding a sublegal buck hanging in a shed while investigating a report of an illegal deer. The man said his stepson killed it, and the boy’s Mentored Youth Permit was attached, along with the man’s antlered deer tag. When asked what firearm the boy used, he…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that, with the help of Deputy Mike Valine and Bradford Township Police, charges were filed against four Bradford individuals for poaching deer at night. Two individuals were hiding in the woods from officers.  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that citations will be filed against three…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing and Hunting Report – Dec. 21, 2018

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission tout stockings were in progress at select fisheries in recent weeks.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com  NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — Lake trout were reported on spoons off the mountain when conditions allowed through early December. Anglers are advised that docks are out at Northeast Marina and Shades Beach.  Lake Erie tributaries — Steelhead and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 21, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 26, 2019: Delaware River Shad Fishermens Assn. Banquet, 6 p.m., Sewyco Fire Co. Social Hall, Bethlehem. For more info call Rusty Held, 484-239-4723. Jan. 26, 2019: Uniontown RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Park Inn, Uniontown. For more info call John Stone, 724-562-6509. Feb. 9, 2019: Harrisburg RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Best Western Premier, Harrisburg. For more info call Gene…