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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Deer of the Day, Nov.17: Ed Lawrence, Corry

   November 17, 2014 9:37 am    0

I harvested this trophy 8 point buck within the last 10 minutes of light during the PA statewide white-tailed deer archery season, on Saturday, in Erie County. It is my first buck harvested after 2 intense years of archery hunting. The deer came to a grunt call after sitting in the cold all afternoon. I…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 15: Michael Williams, Kane

   November 15, 2014 5:47 am    0

Archer Michael Williams, of Kane, took a trophy buck out of Warren County’s big woods Nov. 7. Williams shot the 12-point around 10 a.m. on public land. The buck had a green gross score of around 145 and dressed at 172 pounds. Williams’ deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and…


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Statewide Bear Archery Opener is November 17th

   November 14, 2014 3:11 pm    0

Bear Hunters should be excited about the upcoming archery hunt. There has definitely been an upswing in hunter interest and it is reflecting in bear harvest numbers. Three of the last five largest bear harvests on record have occurred in the past three years. Mark Ternent, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s bear biologist, reports that black…


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Snow Blankets NWPA

   November 14, 2014 12:57 pm    0

I spent the morning enjoying the blanket of snow that fell across the area. While still hunting a creek bottom, I happened across a great blue heron, also braving the conditions and on the hunt. The large bird took flight not far from where I turned the corner along the creek bottom. I hoped a…


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