Outdoor

ANF opening roads for hunters

Federal officials are looking to make hunting on the Allegheny National Forest a little bit easier."The Allegheny National Forest will open some closed forest roads for hunter access between September 25, 2016 and January 14, 2017," said Ruth Sutton, ANF public affairs officer. "The ANF ...

Game Commission fighting crime against wildlife

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has come up with a very successful and effective tool to fight poaching and crimes against wildlife.Operation Game Thief was launched in late September 2015, and its first three months handled a whopping 768 reports about poaching and illegal activity, according ...

‘Out of the Darkness’ walk Saturday

Area residents will have a chance to walk for a great cause this weekend.The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be holding an "Out of the Darkness" walk on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown, N.Y.The AFSP is the leading not-for-profit ...

Snuff out House bill 2083

House Bill 2083 is an attempt by a certain sportsmen group to virtually take over the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.HB 2083 would back step on key elements of deer management. It would mean a return to a three-day antlerless deer season. ...

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Audubon Nature Center supports fall regional bird count

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Audubon Nature Center supports the Buffalo Ornithological Society's (BOS) ambitious effort every fall to count birds in Western New York.Whether watching on their own property or committing to a larger area, it takes many people - beginning to advanced birders - to cover ...

Elk cam website is live

HARRISBURG - Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania's elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season.And while there's nothing quite like seeing a giant bull up close, or feeling your rib cage resonate as it lets loose an ear-splitting ...

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. ...

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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- 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.: ...