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Outdoor

Probation, community service imposed in deer abuse case

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man accused along with a youth of repeatedly kicking a wounded deer in the head and pulling off its antler has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to animals and four summary offenses, authorities said. WJAC-TV reported that 18-year-old ...

Game Commission extends life of shooting-range permits

Pennsylvania Game Commission 2019-20 shooting-range permits will remain valid for an additional two months after their printed expiration date to make up for lost opportunity from the agency closing ranges in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. Permits for 2019-20 have a printed expiration ...

First turkey

Photo submitted to Times Observer Braden Thomson, 11, shot his first turkey on April 25 in Warren. It had a three-inch beard and quarter-inch spurs.

Cleanup organizers would like to see what you can do

The 16th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup had long been scheduled for May 9 when the coronavirus changed that. Over the years, the Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup and its cousin, the Allegheny River Cleanup, have made a real difference in the Allegheny Reservoir and River, both ecologically and ...

Conservation District names Forest Landowner of Year

Vinnie Marold is Warren County Conservation District’s Forest Landowner of 2019. When he was young, Marold wanted to be a forester, according to a release from the conservation district. “Life took him in a different direction, but now he is returning to his dream.” He now owns 220 ...