Outdoor

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OUTDOORS CALENDAR 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 ...

Conservancy reporting herbicide application lessened at Chautauqua Lake

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is reporting that — through collaboration with area residents, lake users, fishermen, sportsmen, and local scientists — it has successfully persuaded New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to limit approval of an herbicide ...

Springtime alert: Do not disturb young wildlife

Whether in their backyards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year. While some young animals might appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely their mothers are watching over them from somewhere nearby. So ...

ANF’s own science experiment

The Allegheny National Forest is going to be used as a giant science experiment to allow scientists to determine where and when ash trees are dying on the forest. The Forest Service Northern Research Station – which includes a Forest Sciences Laboratory in Irvine – has undertaken and ...

Catch walleye now from shallow water at Lake Erie

Watch the weather reports for winds out of the south. One of those evenings when a balmy breeze carries from the land over Lake Erie will do fine. Any time the wind allows boats onto the lake and fishing from shore, be ready to fish by sunset. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss. It ...

OUTDOORS

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 - ...

A bumpy start

This past weekend I participated in a two-day hike with the Quest Backpacking Program, a backpacking program for eighth graders from Fredonia, Cassadaga, Brocton, and Silver Creek middle schools. There are so many reasons why I love participating in this program, but one of my favorite parts is ...

The cycles of nature

May is the great spring month in this part of the world. Our landscape is shades of brown, with only scattered pines, hemlocks and spruces to give the hills color during late March and April. During May our valleys and hills blossom with color. It begins in the Allegheny River Valley, then the ...

Our natural resources

Over 300 third graders descended on the Warren County Fairgrounds on Tuesday. The draw was the annual visit from the Woodmobile, a traveling educational program offered by the Allegheny Hardwoods Utilization Group (AHUG). But the Woodmobile was not alone. Also presenting information to ...

State Game Commissioners reaffirm support for expanded Sunday hunting

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has reaffirmed its support of legislative action that would allow for expanded Sunday hunting opportunities. The resolution adopted by the board is in response to a direct request from the nonprofit group Hunters United for Sunday Hunting, a ...

April… something

There has been a lot of grumbling about the weather this month, though I cannot say if it is really any more or less than usual. The temperatures go up, it gets sunny and we get lulled into a false sense that spring is here. Next morning, we’re scraping frost or brushing a few inches of snow ...

Fishing with his dad

Photo submitted to Times Observer Kamden West, age four, of Sugar Grove, caught this 21-inch rainbow trout on April 23 while fishing with his dad and uncle. He plans to have it stuffed.

Neighborhood nature

I recently visited several of Utah’s National Parks — Capital Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce and Zion. I know I will not do them justice in the few words here. In short, they were extraordinary in their grandeur and their uniqueness, especially compared to the eastern habitats that I’m ...

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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 - ...

Saturday marks opening day of Pa. trout season

Spring is officially underway and the warmer weather has anglers from across the Commonwealth gearing up to fish their favorite spots on this Saturday, April 14, which marks the traditional statewide opening day of trout season. All along streams and lakes throughout Pennsylvania, anglers ...

Well-stocked: Delivering fish in advance of trout season

Several thousand trout were added to Warren County waters on Friday. In advance of the opening day of mentored youth trout season — which opens Saturday, April 7 — and regular trout season — Saturday, April 14 — the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission held stocking in Farnsworth ...

PA buck harvest up 10 percent, most in 15 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s deer harvest is up. The state Game Commission reports a buck harvest totaling 163,750, a 10 percent increase over last season and the biggest in 15 years. The commission says that more than 20 percent of hunters took an antlered deer. Game ...

Department of Agriculture to charge fee for rabies testing

In 2017, Warren County was one of eight in Pennsylvania that did not have a confirmed case of a rabid animal. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture tracks rabies and is the agency that tests animals that are suspected of having the disease. Due to budget constraints, there is now a fee ...

PA Game Commission to host annual waterfowl briefing

Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, March 16, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed federal frameworks for the 2018-19 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 ...

Fishing you don’t want to miss

Once winter breaks, some great fishing immediately follows. Like a lot of the best fishing, weather conditions are not always great. But it is warmer than winter, even though a good ice fishing season did make this winter seem mild. Even if you were not ready to stop ice fishing, and I was ...