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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The North Country Trail Access Area along US Route 6 In Mckean County

   October 7, 2014 12:55 pm    0

The North Country Trail is a roughly 4,600 mile hiking trail that stretches over 7  northern states. There is access to this trail in between Sheffield and Kane, south of Warren along US Route 6 (also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway), in Mckean County. Here you will find a well maintained…


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Pymatuning Fall Spooktackular is October 10th -11th

   October 6, 2014 9:39 am    0

This family oriented event will be held at the Jamestown Campground within Pymatuning State Park and will feature many activities. Some of these activities include: camping, hiking, costume contests, trick-or-treating, hayrides, magic shows, bonfires, and music. There will also be a pumpkin derby and a pumpkin slingshot.  This event is open to the public and…


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Statewide Deer Archery Season began October 4th

   October 5, 2014 8:15 pm    0

The Antlered & Antlerless Archery Deer Seasons opened on October 4th(this past Saturday) and will continue until November 15th. There are a lot of beautiful animals out there again this year and hunters should see good numbers of deer. Early season is usually a good time to hunt and many deer are harvested near food…


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Poachers in nearby Clearfield County Kill Record-Class PA Elk

   October 2, 2014 8:39 am    0

  A 10 by 9 point non-typical bull elk was illegally killed along with two other bulls in a suspected team poaching effort. The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced yesterday that based on the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program, the big bull would rank third largest in PA history. All three bull elk were killed…


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