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Inside the web: A weekly look at spider species of NEPA

Inside the web: A weekly look at spider species of NEPA

We fear their bite, get tangled in their webs and are inclined to squish them when they crawl inside a …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Checking in on some boisterous bats

Checking in on some boisterous bats

Richard Fritsky slowly drove his vehicle through a dark corridor of road hoping to hear a creature of the night. …

July 25th, 2015 updated: July 25th, 2015. |  

Outdoors with Venesky: A trophy of an idea for anglers

Outdoors with Venesky: A trophy of an idea for anglers

It’s an exclusive club whose members get a chance to fish for trophy trout. To join, all you need is …

July 25th, 2015 updated: July 25th, 2015. |  

A sinking success: Looking out for fish at Frances Slocum Lake

A sinking success: Looking out for fish at Frances Slocum Lake

They didn’t mind watching all of their hard work sink to the bottom of Frances Slocum Lake. After all, for …

July 18th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2015. |  

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Fear of the unknown

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Fear of the unknown

Fear. It seems to surround many of the wild creatures that inhabit Pennsylvania’s woods. And most of the time that …

July 18th, 2015 |  

Local Eagle Scout completes wildlife project

Local Eagle Scout completes wildlife project

Jacob Schall, of Jackson Township, Luzerne County, recently completed an Eagle Scout service project aimed at helping out wood ducks. …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Caught on Camera

Caught on Camera

This woodchuck photographed by Tom Potsko in his Hanover Township backyard had a dilemma. On one side of the fence …

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 12th, 2015. |  

PGC’s Wenner earns award from PA Trappers Association

PGC’s Wenner earns award from PA Trappers Association

Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region biologist Kevin Wenner was recently presented with the Pennsylvania Trappers Association’s Conservationist of the Year …

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 12th, 2015. |  

Horned Owl rescued

Horned Owl rescued

This immature great horned owl was found stuck in a soccer net on the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Local bass tournament scene

Bass tournament schedules (To submit results, email them to tvenesky@timesleader.com) Duke’s Wednesday Night Bass Tournament at Harveys Lake sponsored by …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Trout Unlimited conducting wild trout survey

Trout Unlimited conducting wild trout survey

Trout Unlimited’s Kathleen Lavelle and her crew waded through a thick swamp in Bear Creek on Tuesday in search of …

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 14th, 2015. |  

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Put wildlife first in Sunday hunting debate

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Put wildlife first in Sunday hunting debate

We have a lot of time to hunt. The thought crossed my mind when I heard about another effort from …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Outdoor notes

Outdoor notes

The Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club will hold its monthly meeting for July at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17 on …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Pennsylvania Game Commission accepting doe liscenses beginning Monday

Pennsylvania deer hunters who want to better their chances of obtaining an antlerless license will want to send in applications …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Local bass tournament scene

Local bass tournament scene

Lance Wren of the PA Bass Casters with a 5.64 lb. largemouth he caught during the club’s tournament in New …

July 6th, 2015 updated: July 6th, 2015. |  

Former northeast WCO named to lead PGC bureau

Former northeast WCO named to lead PGC bureau

http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Pete-Sussenbach.jpg The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management has a new director. Peter F. Sussenbach, a former wildlife …

July 4th, 2015 |  

Jay Delaney bids farewell to PGC board

Jay Delaney bids farewell to PGC board

Eight-year term expired in June By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com From the left, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Matt Hough, commissioner …

July 4th, 2015 |  

A cause worth fishing for

A cause worth fishing for

By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com George Bowers (left) and his son, Connor, will hold a bass tournament on July 19 at …

July 4th, 2015 |  

Record number of eagle nests in Pennsylvania

Record number of eagle nests in Pennsylvania

Times Leader A bald eagle incubates two eggs during a March snowstorm, as its mate stands atop the snow in …

July 4th, 2015 updated: July 4th, 2015. |  

Birders’ Corner

Birders’ Corner

By Tom Venesky tvenesky@civitasmedia.com A great blue heron was seen last week in Kirby Park. http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_great_blue_heron_3.jpg A great blue heron …

July 4th, 2015 updated: July 4th, 2015. |  

Caught on Camera

Caught on Camera

By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com Farrell http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_bear-cubs.jpg Farrell Zawada http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_bearsthree.jpg Zawada Zawada http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_bear-big.jpg Zawada There’s something about a picnic table in …

July 4th, 2015 |  

PGC board discusses merits of 24-hour deer harvest reporting

By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com HARRISBURG — Hunters may have less time to report their harvest this deer season, but the …

June 30th, 2015 updated: June 30th, 2015. |  

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