New life jacket law takes effect in New York state Nov. 1

   October 30, 2009 9:01 am    1

Be aware that New York’s cold-weather life-jacket boating law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1. Those people operating or aboard motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats less than 21 feet must wear personal flotation devices while they are on the water from Nov. 1 to May 1. Violations could cost $25 to $100 each. Kids…


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Lake Erie fishing report for Oct. 28, 2009

   October 28, 2009 12:27 pm    0

Reports on fishing on and around Lake Erie from Ohio and New York. There is no report from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission this week:


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Pennsylvania waterfowl migration report for week of Oct. 25

   October 28, 2009 12:07 pm    0

This week’s waterfowl migration report from the Avery Outdoors Pro-Staff:


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Erie lands Stren, College Fishing tournaments for 2010

   October 27, 2009 2:06 pm    0

Erie will play host to Stren Series and National Guard FLW College Fishing bass tournaments in September 2010. The Stren Series Northern Division tournament will take place Sept. 9-11, and the Northern Division college event will occur Sept. 11. Both events are part of circuits put on by FLW Outdoors, the world’s largest fishing tournament…


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Waterfowl hunting season opens at Presque Isle

   October 27, 2009 12:16 pm    0

The empty duck blinds lining water’s edge and roadways at Presque Isle State Park are likely to be filled with hunters on your next drive or walk through the park.


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Geocaching on Presque Isle State Park

   October 26, 2009 11:55 am    0

Turns out it takes a GPS unit to unearth the location of the English language’s two most underutilized words.


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4 fall hikes in the Erie area

   October 26, 2009 9:48 am    0

If summer kicks open the door and demands that we spend time outside, fall’s a bit more sultry. There are those days the temperature dips, the cloud cover colors the landscape blue-gray and the couch feels oh-so-good. It takes some effort to kick off the Snuggie, put on the hiking boots and head for the…


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Have GPS, will geocache

   October 23, 2009 11:16 am    0

Check out a geocaching event Oct. 24 at Presque Isle State Park. Registration for the Presque Isle Geocache Bash is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion, and caching at 10 a.m. Participants with GPS units can find their way to some 25 caches on the peninsula, including five new permanent caches…


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Pennsylvania hunting license sales since 1962

   October 22, 2009 7:55 am    0

Times-News contributing writer Mike Bleech writes this week about the decline in small game hunters over the years.


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Waterfowl migration report for week of Oct. 18

   October 22, 2009 6:24 am    0

This week’s waterfowl migration report for western Pennsylvania from Avery Outdoors Pro-Staff member David Rearick:


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