Deer of the Day, Nov. 25: Linda Sipple, Erie

   November 25, 2014 8:35 am    0

Linda Sipple, of Erie, needed only 28 minutes in the woods to shoot the first deer of her hunting career. On the final day of the archery season, Sipple shot an 8-point with her crossbow from 30 yards while hunting near Cambridge Springs. The buck had a 16-inch spread and weighed 185 pounds. “I have…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 24: Joe Falk, Union City

   November 24, 2014 10:32 am    0

First-year archer Joe Falk, of Union City, got his first buck Nov. 14 on the heels of a snowstorm in the Erie region. “The buck came in quietly from the north after I hit the buck grunt and doe bleats a couple of times. He came within 15 yards of where I was 12 feet (up)…


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NWPA Black Bear Hunters Weigh In

   November 23, 2014 11:12 am    0

Black bears are one of Pennsylvania’s most impressive big game animals. NWPA’s black bear hunters brought dozens of these large animals to the Tidioute Borough Fire Hall to be officially weighed on Saturday. Other  important data such as age of the bear is also collected by conservation officials. Chad Brickner, of Meadville, was excited to…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 23: Dave Thomas, Erie

   November 23, 2014 8:39 am    0

Dave Thomas, of Erie, shot his 9-point Nov. 8 near Albion. “It was late evening and he came through following a few does,” Thomas said. He made the shot from 30 yards. Thomas’ deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the…


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North Coast Fly Fishers and the Northern Ohio Fly Fishing Expo

   November 22, 2014 12:35 pm    0

The Northern Ohio Fly Fishing Expo is scheduled for January 31st 2015. This fly fishing expo located in Brecksville, Ohio will feature many vendors, seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting instructions, and presentations. Well known fly anglers, celebrities, authors, and conservation officials will be there too. Some of the titles of the scheduled seminars are “Fly…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 22: Timothy Hilton, Erie

   November 22, 2014 8:02 am    0

Timothy Hilton, of Erie, used his Matthews Z7 to take his trophy 8-point Nov. 7. Hilton’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Hurry; the November submission period closes Sunday, Nov. 23. Public voting starts Nov. 24, and a…


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NWPA Pheasant Hunting

   November 20, 2014 7:01 am    0

Mike Rutledge, of Edinboro, enjoys hunting pheasants. He has been having successful bird hunts in Erie County and shared a photo of a beautiful male ring-neck he harvested last week.. The current possession limit for pheasants is 2 birds until November 29th. Then the season will reopen Dec 15th-24th and Dec. 26-Feb 21st. There are…


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Pink chosen for the 2015 PA Fishing Button

   November 19, 2014 1:45 pm    0

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has released the new fishing license button color. Pink was chosen from 7 available colors by 33% of voters. These buttons are similar to the ones anglers wore in the 1930’s-50’s and again in 1974-75. The buttons cost $5 in addition to the regular license cost. The buttons were…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 19: Chad Foster, Conneaut Lake

   November 19, 2014 9:36 am    0

Chad Foster, a Conneaut Lake resident, doubled up on Nov. 15 in Mercer County. Foster tagged a doe from 20 yards at 7 a.m. Three hours later he changed stand locations and shot an 8-point that was on lockdown with a doe. The buck had a 19 1/2-inch outside spread. Foster’s deer photo is entered…


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No Turning Back: a winter adventure film showing at the TREC

   November 18, 2014 4:35 am    0

No Turning Back, a Warren Miller film, will be shown November 28th through the 30th at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.The film focuses on 65 years of mountain culture.The Erie Ski Club is sponsoring this film that takes a look into the world of winter adventure all over the world. Gain insight into the experiences…


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