Outdoor

How to be a good hunter… starts with instructors

It's about hunting "responsibly, ethically, and safely," said Warren County Wildlife Conservation Officer Eric McBride."It's a part of my job as a conservation officer," said McBride, to gather a team of hunter safety instructors and deliver courses on how to be a "good" hunter of ...

‘Great day to shoot some guns’ for outdoor writers’ conference

Tuesday was a "great day to shoot some guns" at the Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50.Dozens of outdoors writers and outdoor product representatives from across the Great Lakes region gathered for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Conference over the last four days.This year's conference ...

Not a secret for fall fishing

The hot fall fishing patterns will be happening soon, barring unseasonable weather patterns. There is a fall fishing peak for nearly all local game fish. Some patterns will last for weeks, some just several days. Miss these shorter patterns and it will be another year before they happen. ...

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- Mondays, ...

TO DO: Coming events around Warren County…

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. Closed gatherings are not included. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com.Sept. 17: Allegheny River fesT: ...

Missing the best part of dove season

On, or about, the first of September local hunters head to Erie County, Clarion County of Crawford County to hunt doves. When the crowds hit the fields depends on the day closest to September 1 when most dove hunters do not have to work. This year, since September 1 fell on a Thursday, the ...

Game Commission cancels 2016 Game Lands Tours due to financial constraints

The Pennsylvania Game Commission's autumn driving tours, which provide a scenic glimpse of all that state game lands have to offer, have been canceled this year due to financial constraints.The tours, which have provided the public an opportunity to interact with Game Commission personnel ...

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- Mondays, ...

A study of (a lack of) common sense

"Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports that a woman at Presque Isle State Park was reportedly sitting on the beach putting peanut butter on her toes in an attempt to feed a coyote. This type of behavior is not acceptable and anyone seeing such activity should report it immediately."This ...

TO DO 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- Mondays, ...

Game Commission will hold elk license raffle

It is too late to participate in Saturday's drawing for an elk license.But for the third year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will hold a raffle this week for a single license, with some amazing benefits.Hunters have until 8 p.m. Friday to go online and purchase chances for the raffle, and ...

Catching bass in the weeds

Fishing had been good during the last couple of hours before sunset. We caught several largemouth bass. Most were less than 13 inches-long, but a couple of 2-pound fish made things more interesting.While the sun slipped below the horizon I switched from the extra-fast action spinning rod I ...

TO DO OUTDOORS

To get your items in the Outdoors Calendar email mikeb73@verizon.net- 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- Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: ...

Groups coming together to improve deer hunting

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing several hunting groups together to expand the agency's goal to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania.The groups will work collaboratively as the "Deer Management Working Group" to discuss ideas and develop workable solutions to benefit Pennsylvania's ...

Raising Promethea moths

When I was 8 years old and in second grade my aunt bought me a kit to raise Monarch butterflies. I was then, and still am obsessed with butterflies. The kit came with the Monarch butterfly eggs, food for the caterpillars when they hatched and a little cardboard house to raise them in. I thought ...

PGC: Leave wildlife alone

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a tip for how people can help young abandoned fawns and other wildlife."Leave it alone.""Most people want to do what they can to help wildlife, and when they see a young animal that appears to be abandoned, they want to intervene," said Wayne Laroche, the ...

McGinty supports 1033 program, not stance of political opponent

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate Katie McGinty has received a letter asking for her support for military surplus for state and municipal police.The letter, generated by national, state, and local groups representing law enforcement agencies, and touted by Sen. Pat Toomey during a recent ...

Antlerless deer license applications will go on sale Monday at new price

Monday, July 11 is the first day that antlerless licenses will go on sale. The new price is $6.90.Applications that are incomplete or sent without proper remittance will be rejected and returned to the applicant. Applications received before the Monday start of any round also will be returned ...

Cranking for scattered summer fish

Misconceptions about game fish being sluggish during summer are not caused by fish actually being sluggish, but rather by fish being scattered.Summer is the time of plenty in nature. Food is more abundant than at any other time for game fish.Good spring fishing is generally due to fish being ...

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- Mondays, ...