Author Archives for Ed Lawrence

The Extended Trout Season

   September 16, 2014 12:41 pm    0

The Extended Trout Season regulations for inland approved trout waters began on September 2nd. These regulations allow anglers to keep 3 trout with a minimum size of 7 inches from waters that contain significant portions open to the public and that are stocked with trout. The Extended Trout Season regulations remain in effect generally until…


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Hiking the Pioneer Falls Trail at Oil Creek State Park

   September 13, 2014 4:27 pm    0

Oil Creek State Park is located between Titusville and Oil City, between State Routes 8 and 227. Many visitors enjoy recreational opportunities within this historic park, including 52 miles of hiking trails. These trails can range from moderate to difficult as hikers follow the hilly contours of the valley. The 36 mile Gerard Hiking Trail…


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Game Commission to host tour of Western Game Farm

   September 12, 2014 3:12 pm    0

On Sunday, September 28th, from noon until 3pm, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a tour of the Western Game Farm in Crawford County. This tour is aimed at increasing perspective into Pennsylvania’s wildlife, habitat, and hunting heritage. Tour participants will receive a comprehensive view of the pheasant propagation program. Some of the areas the…


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FreeSteps6 by Hillsound perfect for keeping you on track

   September 12, 2014 11:10 am    0

  FreeSteps6 made by Hillsound, offer a great set of lightweight, stainless steel, boot chains with spikes made for outdoors enthusiasts. An elastomer harness that goes over your boot is tear resistant and maintains pliability in sub-freezing weather. The FreeSteps6 provide additional safety, stability, and control. The 1/4 inch spikes grip slippery stream bottoms, dig…


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Snorkeling the Clarion event this Saturday at Cook Forest State Park

   September 10, 2014 9:03 pm    0

Join Park Staff as you snorkel the Clarion River at Cook Forest State Park. Bring your snorkels and masks for this adventure. Participants will search for macro-invertebrates, fish, and other creatures inhabiting the river. This is a great opportunity to learn about the underwater world of the Clarion River. Meet at the Cook Forest State…


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The Mottled Sculpin vs. Round Gobies

   September 10, 2014 3:07 pm    0

Mottled sculpins are found in many areas of Canada and the central United States. This range includes Pennsylvania. The mottled sculpin can be found in all of the state’s watersheds. These fish prefer¬† mostly clear and clean upland mountain streams. Mottled sculpins are often found in the same waters as trout, although they can also…


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Chicks in the Sticks

   September 9, 2014 3:14 pm    0

From 8am until 5pm on Saturday, September 20th, there is an Outdoor Programming Workshop for Women at Oil Creek State Park. The event titled “Chicks in the Sticks”¬† is sponsored by Friends of Oil Creek State Park. Chicks in the Sticks is open to women beginning at age 14. Women from 14-17 years of age…


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Last Campfire on the Beach is scheduled for this Friday

   September 9, 2014 9:51 am    0

Join Presque Isle State Park’s Environmental Educators for the last evening campfire of the season. Meet at Beach 11 from 7pm until 8:30pm, on Friday, September 12th. Bring a lawn chair or beach towel and prepare for some fun! No fee or registration is required. For more information please call (814)-833-7424


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NWPA Whitetails

   September 8, 2014 11:33 am    0

Many whitetails in NWPA have been taking advantage of the growing season. It’s amazing how fast these deer and their antlers grow. Soon white-tailed bucks will rub the velvet from their antlers, while strengthening their necks. This is done in preparation for the rut. Changes can also be seen in younger deer. Fawns grow quickly…


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A late summer trip to Four Mile Creek and the Lake Erie shoreline

   September 7, 2014 12:33 pm    0

Four Mile Creek flows through Greene, Harborcreek, and Lawrence Park Townships. It also borders Wesleyville Boro. Access to this Lake Erie tributary is limited to the west side of the stream north of the Lawrence Park Golf Course. This section of the stream is nestled in a ravine area sheltered from the wind. Public access…


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