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Outdoor

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 ...

Stabilization for PA’s streams

This is Conservation District Week. The Times Observer is publishing a series of articles — this is the third of four — on the history of Conservation Districts and how they work today; the effect of Conservation Districts on agriculture; their role in dirt and gravel road projects, stream ...

Hunting-related shooting fatalities increase in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of hunting-related shooting fatalities in Pennsylvania went up in the past year, according to the state game commission. There were 26 hunting-related shooting injuries in Pennsylvania in 2019, four of which were fatal. The number of fatalities is up from ...