Outdoor

Hunt safely; wear a harness

Scouring nearly 30 years of medical-database records, a group of doctors has found that nearly 40 hunters each year in Pennsylvania experience falls from tree stands that result in traumatic injuries. On its own, that number might be surprising; even sobering. But it tells only part of the ...

Audubon Little Explorers will have a Fall Frolic on Saturday, Oct. 13

A new season means that big changes are coming to Audubon Community Nature Center. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn all about these amazing changes and have a Fall Frolic at Little Explorers. Every fall ...

Wildlife tracking to include Warren Co.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to offer financial backing to a wildlife tracking system to specifically monitor eight migratory species across five states. And the project reaches into Warren County. The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced the investment and expansion of ...

The moment I knew

There are some people that can remember the exact moment they knew what they were going to do with the rest their life. Me, I think I’m one of those people. I remember the exact moment I knew I was meant to be a naturalist. Growing up my sister, Clare, and I spent a lot of time catching ...

Goodbye to summer; hello to pike

A turn in the weather. That is all it takes to get pike excited about fall. Forget the calendar. Fall begins whenever nature decides it will begin. Or maybe pike decide when fall begins. They are mean enough to do it. Pike ooze mean. Look a pike in the eyes. Evil, not just nasty. I think ...

Ruffed Grouse Society announces 12 ‘Women’s’ shooting graduates

The Ruffed Grouse Society has announced the twelve graduates of the introductory “Women’s Introduction to Wingshooting” (WIW) program led by the Allegheny Chapter and hosted by the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club in McKean County. The 12 graduates of the four-day course on wingshooting and ...

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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 - ...

Last day for Audubon bird seed orders

With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure your feathered friends visit your home throughout the winter. Thursday, September 27, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Fall ...

Put Lake Ontario in your plans soon

Fish populations tend to go up and down. Sometimes we tire of fisheries, often fisheries that are so good that it is almost can’t miss. On the Great Lakes, weather can wipe out entire seasons when the bad weather happens on the days you could have fished. I am running out of excuses for ...

CWD rules affect out-of-state hunters

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD). Pennsylvania long has prohibited the importation of high-risk cervid parts from ...

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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 - ...

Allegheny wild

An advantage to outings in the Warren area, with the various state game lands and the Allegheny National Forest close at hand, is that one never knows when some unexpected wildlife sighting will occur. So these trips afield provide a dimension that a walk, say, in New York’s Central Park ...

Hitting Pymatuning while it’s hot

The spring trap net survey of Pymatuning Reservoir conducted this spring by Fisheries Management Area 1 indicated a great walleye population and a nice number of quality crappie. So why does it seem that no one really cares? A couple of things have conspired against Pymatuning walleye ...

Caterpillar wrangling

The neighborhood gang of kids sat in a circle on the grass looking at a huge caterpillar. It was green, with odd bumps coming out of it. The big debate was over whether the caterpillar was good or bad. This debate ended quickly when one boy said, “bad!” and stomped on it. That happened ...

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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 - ...

Thompson announces $98,000 grant for PA Wilds business incubator in Kane

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced a federal grant that will help the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) establish a business incubator/accelerator in McKean County that will serve businesses across the Pennsylvania Wilds region. USDA Rural ...

Downtown Small Mouth Bass fishing

Within the city limits of Warren flows a good deal of very fine smallmouth bass fishing water. This includes both the Allegheny River and Conewango Creek. It can be fished by boat or from shore. Some places are good for wading. Warren is among the best places you can be if you like smallmouth ...

TO DO

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 - ...

Raffle offers last chance at 2018 PA elk license

It’s too late to enter Saturday’s drawing for one of the 125 Pennsylvania elk licenses to be issued by lottery this year. But even for those who missed the deadline, there’s still one last chance to take part in the state’s 2018 elk hunt – and do so in style during a 61-day ...

Paddlefish

Photo submitted to Times Observer Kyle Hunt, of Russell, caught this paddlefish at 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, while he was fishing for walleye at the tailwaters below the Kinzua Dam. It was over five feet and 80 pounds. He landed it about 200 yards from where he hooked it. Prior to releasing it, ...