A spring cleanup is planned for March 30 along highways, roads and parking areas located in the Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Crawford County. Individuals and family groups are invited to attend. Meet at the refuge headquarters in Guys Mills at 1 p.m. to be assigned to a work group. Please dress for the weather,… View Article
The Friends of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge will put on a free owl prowl April 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the refuge headquarters building near Guys Mills, Crawford County. After an educational program, participants will head out onto the refuge property in search of owls with Judy Acker from Audubon Pennsylvania. The group will use recordings of… View Article
Join the staff at Cook Forest State Park for a driving tour of bald eagle hot spots March 22. Bring your binoculars and spotting scopes for a tour along the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River during prime nesting time. Expect a long car-pool and aggressive hike to some of the better areas. Hot chocolate and… View Article
Lake Erie Ultimate Angler will offer a free Fly Fishing 101 class April 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about the basics of fly fishing including tackle, knots, basic flies and more. Space is limited and registration is required. For information, call (814) 833-4040.
Take part in a 3D archery shoot March 22 to benefit the Harborcreek Township-based Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation. Join the Meadville Field Archers starting at 8 a.m. for the shoot and an auction that will help fund the nonprofits mission of providing children who have life-threatening illnesses with their dream hunting or fishing trip. Registration… View Article
Cabin fever have you in its grip? Consider this: Trout stocking is under way this week in Crawford, Venango and Mercer counties. The hard winter has forced the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to delay some planned stockings this month. However, North Deer Creek in Crawford and Mercer counties was scheduled to be stocked today. Forest and… View Article
Join Presque Isle State Park naturalists for a free night hike on Dead Pond Trail March 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will learn about nocturnal wildlife active throughout the night. Meet at the Thompson Circle parking area and be sure to dress for the weather. Registration is not required. For information, call 833-7424.
The French Creek Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 24th annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet March 29 at the BPO Elks Meadville Lodge 219, 15428 State Highway 86. Social hour will start at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 7:30. The event will feature live and silent auctions, games, drawings and door… View Article
The stars of the Tru TV show “Lizard Lick Towing” will highlight the Erie Sport & Travel Expo Feb. 28 through March 2 at the Bayfront Convention Center. The show airs Mondays at 9:30 p.m. and is filmed outside Raleigh, N.C., where Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery Company is based. Owners Ron Shirley and his wife, Amy… View Article
Four sites around northwestern Pennsylvania will offer a mentored youth fishing day April 5, a week before the regional opening day of trout season. Mentored youth fishing opportunities will be available at the East and West Basin Ponds at Presque Isle State Park; at Upper Gravel Pit in Fairview Township; at Buhl Lake in Mercer… View Article