Octobirdfest this Saturday at Sprague’s Farm and Brew Works

   October 16, 2014 2:51 pm    0

Meet live raptors from the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center while enjoying live music and a brew! Learn about Pennsylvania Audubon programs and try some wood-fired pizza! This event should be educational as well as fun. With information on bird banding, Presque Isle, French Creek, and a little bird trivia. The cost is a donation of…


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Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm offers Haunted Corn Maze and Bison Tours

   October 16, 2014 12:25 pm    0

The Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm, located on Koman Road in Edinboro, is offering 6 acres of corn mazes with a haunted maze on Fridays and Saturdays. The corn maze is open from 11am until 10pm daily through November 1st. The cost of admission is $6 for adults 5-55 and $4 for ages over 55. Kids…


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Evening Campfire Event scheduled for this Friday at Presque Isle state Park

   October 15, 2014 1:57 pm    0

Enjoy an indoor campfire at the Rotary Pavilion this Friday, October 17th, at Presque Isle State Park. Bring your favorite mug to enjoy hot beverages while learning about the avian anatomy and the history of man’s fascination with flying. There is a cost of $2 for this event. Please reserve by calling (814)-833-7424


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Northwestern Pennsylvania Duck Hunter’s Association Annual Wing Ding Dinner and Gun Raffle at Rainbow Gardens Oct. 26th

   October 15, 2014 11:31 am    0

The doors will open at 3pm for this annual event featuring many raffles, prizes for the outdoors enthusiast, guns, Labrador puppies, a Lake Erie yellow perch dinner, and much more. Membership dues, quarterly newsletter, dinner, beer, and pop will be provided with the purchase of a ticket to this event. A ticket costs $30 for…


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Fall Fest is happening now and will continue next weekend at Peek’n Peak Resort

   October 12, 2014 11:16 am    0

The 27th Annual Fall Fest is going on now at Peek’n Peak Resort in nearby western New York. The event  is open from 10am until 5pm this weekend and next. There are over 75 juried crafters to see inside and outdoors. There are many shows and activities such as live music and pumpkin carving. Fall…


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Respect for White-Tailed Deer and Crossbows

   October 11, 2014 9:50 am    0

Many hunters consider any white-tailed deer harvested during archery season to be a trophy, even with the advent of the use of crossbows  in Pennsylvania. Some archery purists argue that the use of crossbows is cheating. I recently bought a crossbow looking for any advantage I could find. A compound bow requires a pull back…


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Steelhead are filling area streams with recent rains

   October 10, 2014 11:30 am    0

Catching steelhead by casting from Lake Erie tributary creek mouths was impossible for much of the week due to rough water. Many fish made it into the streams themselves and were being caught throughout the week. Don’t let the high turbid water discourage you. Bright colored lures and sucker spawn used by fly anglers were…


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Jamestown New York’s Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Owl Programs

   October 9, 2014 7:13 pm    0

The Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary will host two upcoming programs featuring owls. The first event  titled “Saw Whet Owl Banding” is scheduled for October 24th, from 8-11pm. To register for this event please call 716-569-2345. The cost is $16 for non-members ans $12 for Friends of the Nature Center members. Reservations are required by…


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Realtree’s Mike Hanback Article on Deer Senses is Spot On

   October 9, 2014 2:39 pm    0

If you want to be a more successful hunter you have to know what your quarry is capable of. Understanding the physical abilities and characteristics of deer is an important aspect of deer hunting. By reading the article tiled “Busted: Five Things You Don’t Know About Deer Senses” you may become a more knowledgeable deer…


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A trip to Brokenstraw Creek

   October 9, 2014 12:03 pm    0

Brokenstraw Creek originates near Clymer, New York and flows roughly 40 miles south to its confluence with the Allegheny River downstream of Warren, PA. The waters of this generally wadeable stream are stocked with trout each spring. Some of these fish hold over throughout the year. Brokenstraw has naturally reproducing populations of both smallmouth bass…


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