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Fish and Boat Commission meeting roundup

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission voted last week to keep in place, for at least one more year, a closed season on bass fishing in the middle and lower Susquehanna and lower Juniata rivers during the traditional spawning period from May 1 through mid-June. A closed season for smallmouth and largemouth bass from May […]

8 Comments - 9:19 am

Caught on Camera

Take a close look at the photo of the rabbit sent in by Martin Husovich taken near the Francis E. Walter Dam. Sure, it’s brown just like a cottontail, but the elongated nose, tall ears and overall large body are signs that this rabbit is actually a snowshoe hare. The snowshoe is really not a […]

8 Comments - 9:11 am

PGC to use sharpshooters to try to stop spread of CWD

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission will employ a new technique, and spend a lot more money, in an attempt to curb the spread of a deadly disease that affects deer and elk in the state. On June 7, a wildlife conservation officer euthanized an adult buck on State Game Lands 87 in Clearfield County […]

8 Comments - 8:15 am

New application process for goose blind hunts

Goose hunters in the 2017-18 license year must apply online or in person to enter the drawing to hunt from goose blinds at Middle Creek and Pymatuning Wildlife Management Areas. An electronic goose blind application has replaced the paper application traditionally found within the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which no longer provided to all […]

8 Comments - 10:27 am

Mike Marsyada inducted into PA Trappers Association Hall of Fame

West Hazleton resident Mike Marsyada was recently inducted into the Pennsylvania Trappers Association Hall of Fame. Marsyada has been a member of the association since 1976 and a life member since 1987. He has been making trapping lures full time since 1978 and has written trapping and furbearer-related articles for national publications for more than […]

8 Comments - 10:23 am

Caught on Camera

Tom Politz has become well acquainted with this ruffed grouse, which he affectionately calls “Nasty”. Politz first encountered the grouse in 2015 while hunting and fishing in Susquehanna County. Every time he goes there, Politz said, Nasty finds him. And the bird isn’t afraid to get close. Politz said the grouse sometimes sits on his […]

8 Comments - 10:08 am

Local bass tournament news, results

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]): Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry […]

8 Comments - 9:45 am

PGC banding program sheds light on resident goose population

BENTON — Regina Dougherty waded into a pen full of wild Canada geese and had one option: Grab as many as she could. Dougherty, who recently graduated from Delaware Valley University with a degree in wildlife conservation, was one of several volunteers who helped the Pennsylvania Game Commission corral and band resident geese at the […]

8 Comments - 8:03 am

Local bass tournament news, results

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]): Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry […]

8 Comments - 12:10 pm

Caught on Camera

Not long after the deep snow from Winter Storm Stella melted away, wildlife began to return to their routines. And they were a bit hungry. This enormous black bear paid a visit to Swoyersville on March 27, looking for an easy meal after sitting out the snowstorm. The bruin found it, apparently, in a few […]

8 Comments - 11:25 am

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