Why Nov. 2 should be key to deer hunters

   March 11, 2009 1:51 pm    0

If you’re planning your fall deer hunt, circle Nov. 2 on your calendar. That’s the advice of Charles Alsheimer, who spoke recently at a game dinner at First Alliance Church in Millcreek. Nov. 2 marks the second full moon after the autumnal equinox and – more importantly – the start of the rut for much…


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Erie Sport & Travel Expo schedule

   March 5, 2009 10:43 am    0

The Erie Sport & Travel Expo outdoors show gets under way Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier the show runs until 9 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Tickets are $7…


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Erie National Wildlife Refuge poster contest

   March 3, 2009 11:32 am    0

Stop by the Erie National Wildlife Refuge visitors center in Guys Mills this month to check out the more than 90 entries in the refuge’s 50th anniversary poster contest. All the entries will be on display through the end of March, and the four framed winning entries will get places of honor on the wall….


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Pennsylvania’s biggest catches of 2008

   February 27, 2009 10:20 am    0

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s list of 2008’s biggest catches reads like a who’s-who list of northwestern Pennsylvania anglers. Maybe who’s-where is what prospective Angler Award Program winners ought to take from the list. The locations and dates, for the most part, aren’t arbitrary. Learn what you can from others’ success. A few notes:


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Report from Presque Isle

   February 22, 2009 8:17 am    0

Ice is building again on Presque Isle Bay. Anglers smartly kept clear of the big bay Saturday, but an ice boater and a couple windriders chanced it on heaving near-shore ice at the northeast side. Anglers were out in good numbers on Marina Lake and Misery Bay. A few guys huddled inside a single shanty…


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Loafing around

   February 18, 2009 3:00 pm    0

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has reversed course and will allow continued feeding of bread to carp at the Linesville Spillway, which is as much a rite of spring and summer as baseball. Loosen up that pitching arm and start saving up the crumbs and heels.


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PFBC fishing report for week of Feb. 15

   February 18, 2009 9:13 am    0

This week’s Lake Erie fishing report from Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Deputy Waterways Conservation Officer Randy Leighton and Waterways Conservation Officer Brook Tolbert:


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Remembering Jimmy Dallas

   February 17, 2009 4:43 pm    1

No one who hunts, fishes or enjoys the outdoors in northwestern Pennsylvania should overlook the contributions of Erie’s Jimmy Dallas, who died Friday at age 90.


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Presque Isle Audubon Society meeting

   February 17, 2009 3:05 pm    0

The executive director of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will discuss the origins of bird names when the Presque Isle Audubon Society meets on Friday, Feb. 20. Jim Bonner’s talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 112 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive. The program is free and open to…


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Fish & Boat Commission schedules meeting on mussel protection

   February 17, 2009 2:36 pm    0

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission will have a public meeting March 2 to receive public comments on the agency’s proposal to list five mussel species as threatened or endangered. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Kittanning Township Fire Department, 13126 Route 422. Individual comments will be limited to five minutes….


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