NWPA Outdoors

Pennsylvania Game Commission gives preliminary approval to hunting changes

   January 29, 2015 1:43 pm

Several changes were on the agenda of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners at their most recent meeting. Some of the changes may effect NWPA deer hunters. The preliminary approval of split deer hunting seasons in WMU’s 1A and 1B would limit hunters to targeting antlered deer from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4. Doe hunting…

Cross Country Ski Cook Forest at Night this Saturday

   January 29, 2015 11:36 am

Cross country ski Cook Forest’s old growth Forest Cathedral and Tom’s Run Valley this Saturday night. Headlamps are required and will light the way during this interpretive cross country ski trip through one of the most beautiful natural areas in NWPA. If conditions aren’t good for the skis, the group will snowshoe or hike instead….

Fly Tying during the Winter Freeze

   January 28, 2015 11:41 am

Many of the NWPA’s flowing waters become locked with ice during the winter months. I might take a trip to dam outflows and tailwaters that remain open or even do some ice fishing at this time. I also like to take a breath and organize my gear. One activity of interest during the colder months…

Vote for the January Deer of the Month

   January 27, 2015 1:30 pm

Voting is open through Jan. 31 at midnight for the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month for January. Fivee hunters entered photos of their bucks from the current hunting seasons. The photo that receives the most votes will win the Deer of the Month title, plus a prize and selection as a finalist in the Humes-sponsored…

Mike Rutledge’s Edinboro Lake Largemouth

   January 26, 2015 5:33 pm

Mike Rutledge, of Edinboro, caught this 19 1/2 inch largemouth bass from Edinboro Lake on January 24. Mike was using 2 pound test line when he caught the fish. He said the ice was good from the Route 99 side all the way to the fingers on Edinboro Lake.

Jamestown Audubon’s Snowflake Festival will be held February 7

   January 25, 2015 10:46 am

The Jamestown Audubon’s Snowflake Festival will feature events such as snowshoeing, dog sled races, and animal programs featuring live birds of prey. This family friendly event will also feature vendors, food, and exhibits. See what’s happening in the winter world with naturalist guided hikes or while on a horse drawn sleigh ride. The cost for…

Beast of the East Musky Fly Fishing Challenge scheduled for April 10 and 11

   January 24, 2015 12:10 pm

Muskies Inc. Chapter 64 will present the Beast of the East Musky Fly Fishing Challenge on roughly 50 miles of the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam to Tionesta in NWPA. This fly gear only tournament is scheduled for April 10 and 11, 2015. The Nittany Valley Musky Alliance, Muskies Inc. Chapter 64 is a…

State Game Lands User Permit Proposal Put On Hold

   January 23, 2015 5:54 am

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has put the State Game Lands User Permit proposal on hold. The State Game Lands User Permit would require anyone without a valid hunting or furtakers’s license to obtain a free permit to use Pennsylvania State Game Lands. The proposal would also restrict hikers’ use of game lands to Sundays by…

Evergreen Outfitters Snowshoe Hikes set to begin Saturday, Jan. 24

   January 22, 2015 7:46 pm

Evergreen Outfitters, located in Ashville New York,  is beginning their snowshoe hiking events on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  Participants will meet at Evergreen Outfitters at 10am and carpool to the trailhead of the first snowshoe hike. The cost for each snowshoe hiking event is $15 per person or $5 for hikers with their own gear….

New Year’s Eve Resolution Walk Series Continues Thursday Nights at Presque Isle

   January 21, 2015 9:12 pm

The New Year’s Resolution Walk Series will continue every Thursday night at Presque Isle State Park until March 26, 2015. These 3 mile interpretive walks are from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Participants will meet at the Park Ranger Station for the events which are free and open to the public. For more information on…