Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Society’s disconnect with nature can be deadly for wildlife

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Society’s disconnect with nature can be deadly for wildlife

When I saw the photo of a bison calf standing in the back of an SUV last week, I knew the story wasn’t going to end well.Earlier this month a to...

May 21st, 2016 |  


PGC releases endangered bird American Bittern after recovery from broken wing

PGC releases endangered bird American Bittern after recovery from broken wing

Davidson Township, Sullivan County - as the American bittern manuervered through the tall grass toward the open water of Splash Dam Pond, it didn̵...

May 21st, 2016 |  


All-day hunting for spring gobbler begins Monday

All-day hunting for spring gobbler begins Monday

Beginning on Monday, Pennsylvania turkey hunters will be permitted to hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset until the e...

May 15th, 2016 |  


PGC to conduct prescribed burn in Carbon County

PGC to conduct prescribed burn in Carbon County

Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region Director Daniel Figured announces that nearly 1,600 acres of State Game Lands 141, in Carbon County, is ...

May 15th, 2016 |  


Trout in the Classroom Program a success

Trout in the Classroom Program a success

WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood High School senior Joel Sledziewski stood at the edge of Wapwallopen Creek on Wednesday and scrutinized the stream as if...

May 15th, 2016 |  


Outdoors with Tom Venesky: A reason for everyone to be concerned

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: A reason for everyone to be concerned

Chronic wasting disease has yet to be found in Luzerne County or in deer anywhere in the northeastern region.But we should all be concerned about the ...

May 15th, 2016 |  


Hunting accidents hit state record low

Hunting accidents hit state record low

Usually a decrease isn’t good news for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.But in the case of hunter safety, the agency is happy to see hunting acc...

May 8th, 2016 |  


Macko bags monster gobbler in West Virginia

Macko bags monster gobbler in West Virginia

Mountain Top resident Mark Macko harvested this 25-pound gobbler in West Virginia last month. The gobbler had a 10-inch beard and 1-5/8 inch spurs. Ma...

May 8th, 2016 |  


Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Taking a benefit from stocked trout

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Taking a benefit from stocked trout

When it comes to hunting and fishing, the term “put-and-take” doesn’t sound all that great.The term conjures up images of greed in t...

May 8th, 2016 |  


Caught on Camera

Caught on Camera

There’s something tranquil about a mallard duck. Perhaps it’s the deep green head that creates a calming effect as a mallard floats on the...

April 30th, 2016 |