NWPA Outdoors

December Steelhead on Upper Walnut

   December 20, 2014 9:38 pm

Steelhead continue to be caught from Lake Erie tributaries. This young male struck a lightly colored egg pattern on Friday. I had four hook-ups in about an hour on the water landing 2 fish. Dozens of steelhead were holding within the flowing waters between pools on upper Walnut Creek. There was light angler pressure and…

Enter to Win an Extreme Jeep Adventure

   December 19, 2014 1:26 pm

Entries are now being accepted for an Extreme Jeep Adventure in California’s Rubicon Valley. The Rubicon Valley is a top destination for Jeep enthusiasts and rock crawlers. The trail was once used by Native Americans and connects Lake Tahoe to the Sacramento Valley. This contest offers the outdoor adventure of a lifetime! Three days of…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 18: Dave Miniger, Erie

   December 17, 2014 11:11 am

Dave Miniger, of Erie, shot a gorgeous 10-point trophy Oct. 24 with his recurve bow while hunting on state game lands Miniger’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. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA…

Scenes from Warren County and the Allegheny River

   December 17, 2014 9:50 am

  Snow melting on a Warren County hilltop creates a misty forest scene in the featured photo. Below, the flowing waters of the Allegheny River near Tidioute,PA. US Route 62 is a great way to get a view of the river. Travelers along US Route 62 rarely miss a glimpse of the river between Oil…

Explore Presque Isle After Dark on December 19th

   December 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Meet at the Presque Isle Lighthouse parking lot on December 19th for a 2.5 mile interpretive hike on the interior trails. Join Presque Isle State Park Naturalists as they attempt to call in owls and coyotes. Listen to the eerie sounds of the night while enjoying a hike. Participants will also learn about the history…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 16: Ashley Wright, Centerville

   December 16, 2014 10:28 am

Ashley Wright, of Centerville, shot the biggest buck of her career this month — a 14-point, bigger than most hunters will see in a lifetime. “I was hunting with my dad and he had just left the stand to look for a doe that I had shot at earlier that morning,” Wright said. “I heard…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 15: 9-year-old’s 8-point

   December 15, 2014 8:35 am

Owen Callaghan, 9, shot an 8-point on the final day of the general firearms season. He used a .243 while hunting near Union City with his father. Owen Callaghan You can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at being featured in Deer of the Day. Or enter the NWPA Outdoors Deer…

Christmas Bird Count with the PIAS on December 20th

   December 14, 2014 11:36 am

The Presque Isle Audubon Society(PIAS) will participate in The 115th annual Christmas Bird Count on December 20th. The Christmas Bird Count at Presque Isle State Park is one of 2300 count circles conducted by the National Audubon Society. Birds like the horned grebe(shown in the featured photo) frequent the Presque Isle State Park area during…

Deer of the Day: Nate Hazi, Pittsburgh

   December 13, 2014 7:27 am

Nate Hazi, of Pittsburgh, shot a trophy 8-point on a state game lands in Erie County. Hazi said the buck’s rack had a 22 7/8-inch inside spread and a green score in the mid-160 class. Hazi’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you…

Peninsula Polar Fest will be held Sunday at Presque Isle State Park

   December 12, 2014 12:52 pm

The inaugural Peninsula Polar Fest will take place Sunday, December 14th, from 10am until 6pm at Presque Isle State Park. The first ever Peninsula Polar Fest will feature horse drawn rides, ice sculpting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, crafts, vendors, and displays. Activities also include geocaching, raffles, youth theater,and a Siberian huskies dog-sledding demonstration. There is…