NWPA Outdoors

Fly-casting to a techno rhythm

   February 9, 2010 12:45 pm

Warning: Start saving your travel money before you watch this video. You will be going to northern Europe. Or just close your eyes and meditate to the groovy sounds.

Tip of the cap to the Boy Scouts

   February 9, 2010 12:34 pm

To children throughout the country, Boy Scouts of America often proves to be the first step toward a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors. This month the Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary. Find out how you can take part in the festivities or learn more about BSA’s programs.

Outdoors shows around the region

   February 9, 2010 12:24 pm

Little helps dispel cabin fever like outdoors show season, and there are a bevy of shows throughout the region over the next two months: Feb. 11-14: Erie RV, Camping & Powersport Spectacular Feb. 11-14: Cleveland Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show Feb. 17-21: Allegheny Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show Feb. 26-27: Kinzua Outdoor and Travel Show,…

Extreme steelhead fishing (video)

   February 3, 2010 12:50 pm

There’s a new chapter in the Trout Bum Diaries. Along the Great Lakes we might title it “Chromer.” Out in the Pacific Northwest, where the most recent video in the series was filmed, the term is “Metalhead.” Five fly-fishing friends apparently survive brutal camping conditions to muscle spey lines onto big water for steelies the…

Western Pennsylvania waterfowl migration season summary

   February 3, 2010 12:26 pm

David Rearick, a Pro-Staff member from Avery Outdoors, has been providing NWPA Outdoors with weekly in-season reports on waterfowl migration patterns and hunting results in western Pennsylvania for the past two years. Here’s David’s season summary for the 2009-10 season:

Erie fishing report for Feb. 2, 2010

   February 2, 2010 4:29 pm

Randy Leighton, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission deputy waterways conservation officer for western Erie County, provides this week’s fishing report for the Erie area: “Erie has been in deep freeze over the last week strengthening ice conditions on the bay and area ponds and putting the Erie tribs back into ice over. This past weekend…

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee meeting in Erie on Feb. 4, 2010

   February 2, 2010 4:15 pm

The public is invited to an open hearing of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive. The primary topic will Erie’s steelhead fishery and its economic impact on the region. Other topics on the agenda are the financial status of…

Bald eagle at Presque Isle State Park (photo, video)

   February 1, 2010 8:20 am

Though there’s no indication that the favored nest site at Presque Isle State Park is being rebuilt, at least one American Bald Eagle most definitely is making itself at home there this winter.

Dave Lefebre demonstrates TABU Tackle’s top swimbait

   January 29, 2010 12:12 pm

Dave Lefebre of Union City is just about to head back out on tour, but this year will be a bit different than his past tour seasons: His Indiana-based TABU Tackle Co. scored a big contract by getting its Tiny Tim Baby Swimbait placed in select Cabela’s stores and on the Cabela’s Web site. Lefebre…

Hunt of a Lifetime for Waterford teenager

   January 29, 2010 8:00 am

Congratulations to Zac Czerwinski of Waterford on his eight-point/doe day during a Hunt of a Lfetime outing with the Squirrel Hill Hunting Club of New Florence, Pa. Hunt of a Lifetime provides outdoors adventures to children with serious illnesses. Czerwinski, 17, was diagnosed with cancer in September. Czerwinski shot an eight-point buck and a doe…