Spring gobbler season will be coming into focus with Saturday’s youth hunt

Wild turkeys, like these two seen last year at Presque Isle State Park, are expected to be increasing in numbers in NWPA. Ed Lawrence/Contributed Photo

By | April 24, 2014 2:15 pm | 0 Comments

 

Pennsylvania’s spring turkey hunt is a tradition that sees more hunters and turkeys harvested than any other northeastern state. Many years, the PA youth spring turkey hunt harvest is more than the total spring turkey harvests of some states. This should be a great year for spring gobbler hunting. I’ve seen quite a few birds… View Article

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Art exibits inspired by nature

By | April 24, 2014 5:12 am | 0 Comments

 

Many artists receive inspiration from natural environments and the wildlife that lives in those environments.   Artwork from the Natural Impressions 3rd Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition will be on display from 10am to 6pm from May 6th until May 28th at the Tom Ridge environmental Center. The theme for the show will be… View Article

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Pymatuning Lake Association Crappie Tournament set for May 3rd

By | April 23, 2014 4:53 am | 0 Comments

 

The Pymatuning Lake Association Crappie Tournament will be held May 3, 2014 at Pymatuning Lake. Late registration will be from 6am until 8am on Saturday, May 3rd and will cost an extra $5.00. The entry fee per team is $40.00 for 1-2 entrants. The “Big Fish”Pool costs $5.00 with a 100% payback. Proceeds from the… View Article

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Weed Warriors meeting Thursday

By | April 22, 2014 5:09 pm | 0 Comments

 

Weed Warriors is a volunteer non-profit organization that is part of the larger Presque Isle Invasive Vegetation Control Project. This program encourages species diversity and native species preservation through hands on removal of non-native species on Presque Isle State Park. Weed Warriors volunteer to assist in the removal of non-native species of plants in areas… View Article

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Earth Day lecture scheduled for today at Mercyhurst University

By | April 22, 2014 11:25 am | 0 Comments

 

Earth Day was first organized in 1970 to promote ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and to highlight a growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. The Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture will be held today at Walker Recital Hall in Mercyhurst University’s Hirt Academic Center. Stacy Malkan,… View Article

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Deer signs

By | April 21, 2014 1:42 pm | 0 Comments

 

Even though the time to legally harvest a white-tailed deer has past, you may want to keep an eye out for signs of white-tailed deer. While out and about enjoying the spring weather take a look around. Learning the areas you plan to hunt is important throughout the year. Taking a moment to scan the… View Article

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Easter Sunday brings sunshine

By | April 20, 2014 5:22 pm | 0 Comments

 

The weather in NWPA is perfect right now for outdoor activities. Leaves are budding on some of the trees and flowers are beginning to burst up toward the sky. Songbirds are singing their spring tunes. The trout streams still contain many trout for anglers. Crappie, perch, and northern pike are all being caught in Presque… View Article

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NCBA bass fishing tournament dates set

By | April 18, 2014 6:12 pm | 0 Comments

 

North Coast Bass Anglers Inaugural Tournament dates set for June 29th and July 20th 2014. These first two tournaments will be two person events with no membership required. There is a $150 registration fee and teams are limited to the first 49 teams. Teams will be fishing for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Participants will… View Article

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Lake Erie brown trout stockings showing results

By | April 17, 2014 5:35 am | 0 Comments

 

The PFBC Lake Erie brown trout stocking program has been going on for several years now and is really paying off. This program was intended to add diversity to the Lake Erie steelhead fishery. Brandon Sanner, of Edinboro, caught some beautiful brown trout in Presque Isle Bay earlier this month. These fish were caught using… View Article

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Register for Presque Isle’s upcoming birding events

By | April 16, 2014 12:00 pm | 0 Comments

 

Presque Isle is located within the Atlantic Flyway. This is a route that many different migratory birds travel each year, especially during the spring and fall seasons. Hundreds of different species of birds may be found on Presque Isle at these times during the year. Woodpeckers, herons, owls, loons and other waterfowl, even turkeys, and… View Article

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