Author Archives for Matt Martin

Deer of the Day, Oct 24: Ronnie Conley’s 8-point

   October 24, 2014 9:01 am    0

Ronnie Conley, of Lake City, shot an 8-point in Girard Township. It’s the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Day for Oct. 24. Conley’s buck had a 19 7/8-inch spread. He shot the 2 1/2-year-old deer from 40 yards. Conley’s deer photo was one of four entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest for…


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Deer of the Day, Oct 23: Louie Tracy’s giant 7-point

   October 23, 2014 8:32 am    0

Louie Tracy, of Waterford, shot a huge 7-point near Girard on the first day of archery season. The buck’s high-mass rack, which included two broken tines, had an 18-inch inside spread. Tracy’s deer photo was entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest…


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Deer of the Day, Oct. 20: Mark Turner

   October 20, 2014 10:22 am    0

Mark Turner of Erie is the first hunter to enter the annual NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Year contest, and has the first Deer of the Day for the 2014-15 seasons. Turner shot his 10-point with a crossbow Oct. 10 at 7:30 a.m. from 32 yards. The Venango County buck field-dressed at 182 pounds. Turner’s deer photo is…


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Fall foliage forecast for Pennsylvania

   September 25, 2014 11:01 am    0

The DCNR forecasts Oct. 10-17 as the prime leaf-peeping week in northwestern Pennsylvania. From this week’s statewide fall foliage report: “In Cornplanter State Forest district across Erie and Warren Counties, trees are now just beginning to show fall color along some roads and on the hillsides of northwest Pennsylvania. Some individual red maples are starting…


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Allegheny National Forest ATV trails open

   June 12, 2014 3:18 pm    0

The Rocky Gap Trail opened June 7, the latest ATV trail to open for use this summer in the Allegheny National Forest. Timberline and Willow Creek trails also are open. The Marienville ATV and bicycle trails remain closed. Also open, as of June 5, is the Spring Creek Horse Trail.


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NWPA Outdoors gear review: Fisherman Eyewear Bayou sunglasses

   May 2, 2014 1:00 am    0

A good pair of sunglasses comes in handy any time of year — from cutting the glare of snow to silencing the background scenery at a shooting range. But glasses are an essential part of a northwestern Pennsylvania summer, especially for outdoors types. They not only can look cool, they also protect against wayward backcasts,…


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A great steelhead day on Twenty Mile Creek

   April 16, 2014 1:00 am    0

Jeremy Ore, 24, of North East, had a great steelhead fishing day April 6 on Twenty Mile Creek.   Ore caught both fish while using egg sacs. Each was released. The hen was roughly 30 inches and 10 pounds, and the buck was around 30 inches and 12 pounds, Ore said. Share your fishing photos…


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Anglers: Get a free ‘thank-you’ coffee April 12

   April 11, 2014 1:47 pm    0

Anglers who show their valid Pennsylvania fishing license April 12 can get a free cup of coffee at participating GetGo convenience stores in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission partnered with GetGo to launch its Angler Boater Thank You program. It’s in effect only on the statewide opening day of trout fishing season, April…


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S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Ice Out Party April 13

   April 11, 2014 12:57 pm    0

Join the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie to mark a favorite end-of-winter moment — ice out. The group’s annual Ice Out Party is scheduled for April 13 from 1-5 p.m. at the Zem Zem Shrine Club, 2525 W. 38th St. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the conservation organization featuring prizes and games, hot dogs…


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Lake Erie yellow perch, walleye daily limit set for 2014

   April 4, 2014 5:06 pm    0

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has set the 2014 creel limit for Lake Erie yellow perch at 30 per day and the creel limit for walleye at six per day. They limits are the same as they were in 2013. “This year’s assessment showed that both yellow perch and walleye populations remain stable,” Chuck…


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