Outdoor

History at the Outdoor Show

The Warren County Historical Society will be returning to the Darin Freeborough Memorial Outdoor Show at the Warren Mall this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, visitors will be able to check out displays of pieces from the ...

Christmas bird count surprisingly normal

Warren Christmas Bird Count data manager Mike Toole said that he was surprised by the lack of bird activity for the December 17 event. Then he was surprised again by the number of bird species seen. Weather for this bird count in Warren was not unusual. A cold blast drove many local birds ...

‘Get out of jail free’

Winter is of the season when many prefer to hibernate and stay indoors for long periods of time, due to the cold, snowy weather. Seldom do many of us even think about venturing outside for a winter hike or walk in the woods. So we prefer to lock ourselves in to our warm homes and watch the ...

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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 ...

Forest changes only normal

Vegetation on the Allegheny National forest is dynamic. Changes happen oh so gradually, and they happen almost overnight, of so it seems. Change is inevitable. Preservationists often identify as pristine one particular stage of forest evolution. Typically in this supposedly pristine state ...

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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 ...

On aging and time and the end of this particular trip around the sun

Today you are as old as you have ever been. Today, you are as young as you will ever be again. Those of a classic optimistic mindset will likely choose the latter sentiment. For those that carry with them the haze of pessimism the former will ring more true. Or perhaps vice versa. Both are ...

Eye in the sky

Let the eagle watching begin. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam is back online. The Game Commission on Wednesday launched the latest rendition of its Eagle Cam, which enables viewers worldwide round-the-clock access to live video and audio captured at a bald-eagle nest in ...

Visions of Christmas past

Christmas is a great time for fishing, and simpatico. It must be. Fish tend to be cooperative. Brown trout were very active during a visit to the Tailwaters in the early 1970s. It was a glorious Christmas Day. The temperature rose well into the 60s. There was just an occasional breeze. Above ...

Beginner Backpacking Weekend next June with FAW, Chapman State Park

Friends of Allegheny Wilderness’ Beginning Backpacking class with Chapman State Park was such a popular success this past September that the group is planning on doing it again in 2017. Friends of Allegheny Wilderness and Chapman State Park have confirmed they are teaming up to facilitate a ...

First time’s a charm for Warren’s Evan Peterson

Youth reigns supreme. Evan Peterson, 27, of Warren, and Tanner Rosenberg, 21, of Youngsville, each wound up with a 12-point buck this year. Peterson’s had a bit bigger spread, so he’s the winner of the Times Observer’s “Big Buck Bonanza,” with a special gift from Tall Tales ...

‘To honor him…’

Darin Freeborough was a fixture at the Warren County Outdoor, Travel, and Gun Show. Now, the event will carry his name. “Darin was a great friend and a great advocate for the outdoors — hunting, fishing, and of course, trapping,” Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Director ...

Time for Christmas shopping

So maybe some of you who are not deer hunters have most of your Christmas shopping finished. Well, those of us who are deer hunters have been very busy for the past couple of weeks. And before deer season, how can anyone get into the Christmas spirit? And just how much Christmas spirit is in ...

ANF snowmobile trails opening Dec. 16

The Allegheny National Forest’s snowmobile trails will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016. The only trail that will remain closed is Snowmobile Trail connector #12 (Marienville Bypass) because of flooding. “With all the recent snow we’ve received, we can open the trails ...

The color of winter

After the glorious warm fall colors and before the white blanket of freshly fallen snow our landscape in western New York and Pennsylvania appears very drab. Even after the blanket of snow loses its freshness, the natural world seems full of grays and browns and more grays. However, ‘tis ...

‘Significant improvement’: Tionesta Valley Snowmobilers pave the way

The Tionesta Valley Snowmobile Club has submitted its final report as part of the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association Mini-Grant, which the club uses to improve ANF snowmobile trails throughout the county. According to the final report, which is a condition of the grant, the club ...

Help Wanted: To operate Warren County Winterfest

Winterfest needs help. According to Winterfest Committee Member Ed Atwood, the free event costs around $12,000 to put on, and the time commitment is no less cumbersome. The sled dog races, which Atwood organizes himself, take about two weeks to set up for alone. In one day, said Atwood, he ...

Deer photo contests featured in December

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Times Observer are asking deer hunters to take two good shots this hunting season – one with their rifle or bow, the other with their camera. The Times Observer will be running a “big bucks” special section on Dec. 17. Bucks taken in the county ...

A laid-back opening day

Ten shots could be heard from our location Monday morning. That was actually more shots than we usually hear on opening day on the KQDC. With no antlerless deer hunting allowed the first week, most of the shots will be aimed at nice bucks. Bill ‘Chilly Willy’ Anderson and I hunted on a  ...

Program helps hunters feed the state’s hungry

It’s prime time for Pennsylvania hunting and, with any luck, some game bags or ear tags have been filled already. But as hunters are giving thanks, they should know also that they are in a position to receive thanks for what they might choose to give. Each year, the generosity of ...