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Burn boss calls Jake’s Rocks job a success

Friday’s prescribed burn at the Jake’s Rocks Recreation Area was a success. Scott Crist, the Jake’s Rocks project burn boss, said that for a burn scheduled 2-1/2 days after rain, it went well. Much of the mountain laurel and other species targeted by the prescribed burn, said Crist, ...

Wildfire season

Camping and fishing season in Pennsylvania also means wildfire season. With Pennsylvania’s traditional statewide trout season underway, and weather conditions that keep firefighters busy responding to wildfires across much of the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and ...

Big spring turkey season predicted

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is predicting a big spring for turkey hunters. Properly licensed junior hunters and mentored youth can head afield Saturday, April 22, to participate in Pennsylvania’s annual youth spring turkey hunt. A week later, on April 29, all hunters can head into the ...

‘Burn ahead’

The Allegheny National Forest was on fire Friday afternoon. A prescribed burn at the Jake’s Rocks recreation area went ahead as planned. Starting at around noon, over 20 National Forest Service employees applied a mixture of four parts diesel and one part gasoline to the forest ...

Happiest day of the year

Birds will be singing, peepers will be peeping, flowers will be blooming. Or, we will get 8 inches of heavy snow. No matter, the opening day of trout fishing season is the happiest day of the year, rivaled only by the opening day of deer hunting season. But unlike the opening day of deer ...

Contractor apparently selected for rehab work at Chapman

A contractor has been selected for rehabilitation work to the dam at Chapman State Park. But just when work — and the drawdown of the lake that the work requires — will get underway has yet to be revealed. The Pennsylvania Department of General Services on April 4 issued a notice to ...

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To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814) 726-1035 - Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - ...

For sale: Downed timber on part of Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest is looking to move some product. The ANF recently completed a commercial timber sale at Kiasutha Campground. That sale resulted in a large number of downed trees ready for removal. Those interested must have a Forest Service firewood permit. Permits are ...

Are those eggs?

Imagine two scenarios. Its spring and a group of young kids are outside with an adult leader. They have had a lesson about animals that lay their eggs in water in the spring. They’ve learned about salamander, frog and toad eggs and are now out to see if they can find any evidence of those ...

County eyeing improvements

County officials are considering options for enhancing both the front yard of the Courthouse and the base of the Bike/Hike Trail. The topic was discussed during Monday’s Warren County Commissioner’s work session. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said he is interested in exploring “what we ...

ANF plans to conduct burns

The Allegheny National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burns in several areas in the near future. The two that are scheduled are both in Forest County in the Marienville Ranger District — 82 acres in the Buzzard Swamp area and six acres at Spring Creek. If weather conditions are right, ...

Spring drive follows tradition

Years ago when taking a drive was a bigger deal, one of the best drives would be the first spring drive. In those years ago times, the drive often would be out Hearts Content Road, which then was a dirt road. Deer and porcupines were the most commonly seen wildlife. Occasionally we would see ...

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To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814) 726-1035 - Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - ...

Peep peep, it’s spring!

They say you know spring is here when the peepers start peeping. That’s the Spring Peeper I’m talking about. As you could probably guess they are named the Spring Peeper because they are one of the first frogs to emerge and start calling; and after a long winter their song is like a herald, ...

Boaters/anglers asked to ‘exercise caution’ with dam outflow increases

Spring might seem to be round around the corner but boaters and anglers are going to have to wait a few days to take advantage of it on the Allegheny River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that “significant increases in outflow from Kinzua Dam are planned” for Saturday and ...

Black bear mauls car just outside Warren County

A black bear can do a lot of damage when it gets stuck somewhere. Thomas and Cathy Gibson of Neilltown, Forest County, found out Sunday night what an adult bear can do to the inside of a 2010 Toyota Camry. The bear paid two visits to the Gibson property and vehicles just south of Southwest ...

The face of forests

Local residents have a chance to attend a forum focused on local forestry next month. Registrations for the April 6 Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum from March 24 though March 30 are $30. Reservations are required. No reservations will be accepted after March 30. The Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum ...

Unusual things

How do you know what you saw is what you saw? There are some animals that everyone just seems to know, such as robins, Blue Jays and Raccoons. But what defines the essential “raccoon-ness” of a raccoon? Would you recognize one if it was completely or partially white? Would you know for sure ...

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To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar contact mikeb73@verizon.net or phone (814) 726-1035 - Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club - ...

First-time PA hunters, trappers need training

First-time hunters and trappers need to go through some safety training before the Pennsylvania Game Commission will approve their licenses. “The training is designed to produce safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved participants,” according to the commission’s website. The ...