NWPA Outdoors

2015 Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tournament scheduled for Feb. 14

   January 13, 2015 11:31 am

Van Tassel’s Timberland Bait Shop will host the 2015 Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 7am until 4:30pm. The Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tournament draws hundreds of hard water anglers from all over Pennsylvania each year. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning anglers in several categories including musky, northern pike,…

Snowshoe-Archery Biathlon Saturday, Jan. 24.

   January 11, 2015 10:08 am

The Meadville Field Archers and Boy Scout Troop 210 will host the Snowshoe-Archery Biathlon on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The Snowshoe-Archery Biathlon will be held at the Meadville Field Archer’s property in Meadville,PA. Snowshoes and bows will be supplied for the participants of this event.The course at the event will be a groomed 1 mile…

Moraine Preservation Fund Presents : The 5th Annual Winterfest at Moraine State Park

   January 10, 2015 12:10 pm

The 5th Annual Winterfest at Moraine State Park is scheduled from 12 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, Jan. 17. Moraine State Park is located about an hour and a half south of Erie, PA. Visitor’s can reach Moraine State Park via Interstate 79. This 16,725 acre state park bordering Lake Arthur will host winter…

Coho Salmon caught from Elk Creek on Dec. 27

   January 9, 2015 3:00 pm

Brandon Sanner, of Edinboro, caught this coho salmon from Elk Creek on Dec. 27. Coho salmon haven’t been stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission in PA waters since 2003. New York, Michigan, and Ohio discontinued stocking of coho salmon in Lake Erie by 1992. Salmon stocking was abandoned for the more popular steelhead…

Warren County Winterfest On January 16th – 18th is the Largest Winter Celebration in the Pennsylvania Wilds Region!

   January 7, 2015 1:26 pm

With everything from sled dog races to snow sculpting Warren County’s Winterfest at Chapman State Park has it all! There is also ice skating, geocaching, a quadrathalon, fishing contest, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter trail exploring, and open sledding. There are races for snowboarders, sleds, toboggans, and inner tubes. Warren County’s Winterfest will also feature…

National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Banquet Jan. 17

   January 7, 2015 10:57 am

Nick’s Place in Edinboro will host the Wilhelm Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 27th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on January 17th. The NWTF is a national non-profit organization leading North America in upland wildlife habitat conservation. The NWTF’s fundraisers have provided locally for habitat conservation and improvement, scholarships, National Archery in the Schools…

Oil Creek State Park’s Winterfest Introduces Cross Country Skiing

   January 5, 2015 9:00 pm

  Oil Creek State Park will celebrate Winterfest on January 17th from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Winterfest will feature an introductory cross country skiing program designed to get people involved in this fun winter activity. Skiing lessons and Cross Country skiing equipment will be available to Winterfest ski program participants. The cost of the program is…

Briar and Eric’s Allegheny River Brown Trout

   January 5, 2015 10:44 am

Briar Nystrom has become obsessed with catching big trout from the Allegheny River. He uses his own hand tied fly pattern he calls “Fooled by Temptation”. Briar and fellow angler Eric McClellan caught these beautiful brown trout from the Special Regulations section of the Allegheny River during the last week of December. From Labor Day…

National Winter Trails Day at Presque Isle

   January 4, 2015 10:30 am

January 10th is National Winter Trails Day. National Winter Trails Day is celebrated in order to get people interested in snow sports. Demonstrations and guided events are set up to encourage people to get outdoors and be active this time of the year. “Winter is no time to hibernate when there is plenty to do…

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

   January 2, 2015 12:21 pm

Many area ski resorts and retailers have programs and special events planned for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month features designated times when venues in 34 states have special “learn to” programs for those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard. Holiday Valley, located in nearby Ellicotville,…