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Outdoor

Sportsmen’s Foundation talks ways to combat CWD

WASHINGTON, DC — The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation on Oct. 17 hosted Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus members, other federal policymakers, state agency representatives, leaders of both the wild deer community and deer farmers, and leaders of the broader sportsmen’s conservation ...

A note…

...to the air of October 12 in the mid-afternoon. You are here. Finally. I forget that I miss you, that you fill me with gratitude. Carrying the scent of fading leaves, low sunshine, and the inaugural biting night of autumn, you wrap the season I’ve been waiting for into one inhalation. You ...

‘A guy thing’

This year marks the 54th year that a sort of pilgrimage takes place. It’s a journey to a weekend destination that involves campfires, card games, playing pool, cooking wild game, a few libations, and even a horseshoe tournament. Maybe not surprisingly, according to this year’s ...

Turn over old leaves starting next week

Leaf pickup us ramping up in the City of Warren. Crews will be out full time starting Monday, Oct. 14, throughout the city. A statement from the city indicates that “crews will be collecting throughout the city on a daily basis, concentrating on areas of most need.” Department of ...

TCCS schooled in the great outdoors

From learning about the history of Tidioute to the long-term impacts of garbage and getting some of that garbage out of the Allegheny River, there are many different aspects to the Tidioute Community Charter School expeditionary project — Camping and the Great Outdoors. “We are ...

Landscape Committee presents awards

The City of Warren Street Landscape Committee presented a slate of Civic Beautification Awards on Tuesday. Three residences, a business and a non-profit around the city received certificates and will be denoted by signage in the coming days. Members of the committee, Chairman Josie ...

Make sure you are physically ready to hunt

Typical Pennsylvania hunters do absolutely nothing to get ready physically for the hunting seasons. This is not so different from playing a football game after doing little other than getting fatter for the past 35 years since a typical hunter is more than 50 years old. While it is accidental ...

Well-played

The playgrounds in Warren may be a bit quieter during the day as fall settles in, but statistics for summer show they were hot spots for summer fun. The City Parks and Recreation Commission received copies of the playground report detailing activities and participation at Tuesday’s ...

Brian Potts top angler at Tidioute fishing tourney

West Hickory’s Brian Potts was champion angler at the 60th Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament held this weekend in Tidioute. Potts finished Sunday’s tournament portion of the tournament with 25.36 pounds (five walleye, six bass). Adam Barker was second at 23.96 pounds ...

No smarter than a woodchuck

So far there have been no natural signs that my prediction of an early, sloppy winter might be anywhere near correct. That should be no surprise. My weather predictions have been no more right than the woodchuck, Punxsutawney Phil. Did I tell you that I watched that woodchuck bite a guy? He ...

Pavilion revenue up from 2018

The City of Warren Parks and Recreation Commission got a look at 2019 statistics showing a slight increase in revenue from fees collected for pavilion use, but a decrease in the total amount collected from special events using ballfields and/or pavilions. The total fees received for ...

End of Rt. 62 traffic restrictions nears end

The bridge lane restriction that has snarled travel on Rt. 62 in northern Warren County throughout the summer will be in place for just a couple more weeks. The work on the bridge over Rhine Run near the Conewango Valley Country Club is part of a much larger, multi-million dollar ...

ANF firewood permits on sale Sept.27

Permits for the collection of firewood on the Allegheny National Forest go on sale later this month. Sale for the permits of personal use firewood for fiscal year 2020 will go on sale on September 27 and go into effect on Oct. 1. The federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through ...

Scrapped plans

A federal proposal to open up some of the trails at Tracy Ridge on the Allegheny National Forest has been formally canceled. The proposal would have opened up 12.5 miles of the 34.5 miles of trails to a shared use permitting mountain bikes. Then-Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune issued a ...

Tree stand fall prompts PGC safety reminder ahead of archery season

A 70-year-old man prepping for archery season, which opens Oct. 5, fell from his tree stand Tuesday in Watson Township and is hospitalized in Erie. Warren County Wildlife Conservation Officer David Donachy said the hunter’s tree stand had dilapidated from being left out year-round and ...

Allegheny National Forest 2019 hunting road list

The USDA Forest Service - Allegheny National Forest (ANF) will open designated forest roads for hunter access between September 25, 2019 and February 15, 2020. Traditionally, gated roads are opened each fall to allow preseason scouting and hunting during regular seasons. The list has been ...

Trail, blazed

If you’re looking for proof that local efforts to reinvigorate the area by highlighting our region’s best qualities is headed in the right direction, then look no further than Jake’s Rocks this weekend. This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, at Kinzua Beach and the Trails at ...

‘I just make things’

“To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play.” — Albert Einstein If you’ve ever considered pursuing a career in one of the creative fields, or perhaps you simply think of yourself a creative person, chances are you spend your days alternating ...