Waterfowl migration reports week of Sept. 7

By | September 11, 2008 4:37 pm | 0 Comments


Waterfowl migration reports, provided weekly to the Erie Times-News by the Avery Outdoors Pro-Staff:

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A weekend for the outdoors lover

By | September 11, 2008 2:07 pm | 0 Comments


Provided the rain doesn’t crimp things too much, there’s something for everyone Saturday in northwestern Pennsylvania’s state parks: – McConnells Mill State Park has guided tours of its namesake grist mill at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Go early or stay late for a hike along Slippery Rock Creek. – Help scour Cook Forest State… View Article

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Pittsburgh gets FLW Cup Championship

By | September 11, 2008 8:43 am | 0 Comments


The richest bass tournament in the world will take place in Pittsburgh next summer. The Three Rivers will play host to the Forest L. Wood Cup Championship July 30 to Aug. 2, 2009. The FLW Outdoors event features a $2 million purse, including $1 million to the winner. Union City’s Dave Lefebre finished second in… View Article

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Spillway spillover

By | September 9, 2008 10:33 am | 0 Comments


Even the most ardent and literal conservationist would have to admit that feeding bread to the carp at the Linesville Spillway is good fun. Sometimes in a creepy, “B” horror film kind of way, but fun nonetheless. Which is why the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ proposal to ban feeding bread to the… View Article

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Duck stamp: Art, or performance art?

By | September 4, 2008 5:30 pm | 0 Comments


This error’s going to ruffle lots of feathers. Callers trying to order duck stamps from the federal government at 1-800-STAMP24 are being greeted by a phone-sex operator because two numbers were transposed in literature about the stamps. So hunters are getting tramps instead of stamps. And the government insists the error would be too costly… View Article

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PFBC fishing report for Sept. 3

By | September 4, 2008 10:19 am | 0 Comments


This week’s fishing report for western Erie County from Erie County waterways conservation officer Brook Tolbert and deputy waterways conservation officer Randy Leighton: “In a typical turn for this time of year the perch fishing has picked up dramatically and the walleye fishing has slowed down a bit. Many limits of walleye are still being… View Article

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Day at the parks

By | August 31, 2008 4:45 pm | 0 Comments


There are certain to be more plentiful fishing days in Venango County this year, but no one could have asked for a nicer one than Saturday. A temperature around 80, low humidity and a mild breeze greeted visitors at Petroleum Center in Oil Creek State Park. Few if any were there to fish — Oil… View Article

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Video bounty

By | August 17, 2008 8:05 am | 0 Comments


If you’re interested in the outdoors, you’ll be interested in one or more of these videos from ErieTube.com: – The US Sailing Team Racing Championships are taking place this weekend on Presque Isle Bay. – The Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies put on a sailing camp recently. – Linesville Spillway‘s been a must-see stop for… View Article

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PFBC fishing report for Aug. 13

By | August 13, 2008 7:53 am | 0 Comments


This week’s Lake Erie fishing report from Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission western Erie County deputy waterways conservation officer Randy Leighton and waterways conservation officer Brook Tolbert: “Wind and wave conditions over the past week seemed to have scattered the fish but (in) general, perch are still hitting strong north and slightly west of Walnut… View Article

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Game Commission presses for license fee increases

By | August 12, 2008 12:21 pm | 0 Comments


Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl G. Roe testified today in Cambridge Springs about the commission’s desire and need for its first license fee increases since 1999. The full transcript of Roe’s testimony follows in a news release from the commission:

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