Why wait for steelhead?

By | September 23, 2008 2:28 pm | 0 Comments

Of all the things one might need to get a sporting season under way, rain would seem to be low on the list. But it’s exactly what steelhead anglers are praying for here in northwestern Pennsylvania.


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Bugling about elk licenses

By | September 23, 2008 2:24 pm | 0 Comments

More than 17,000 applicants were eligible for the annual elk license drawing Sept. 20 in Elk County. Only 45 licenses were awarded during the public drawing at the Pennsylvania Outdoor Elk Expo. Four went to northwestern Pennsylvania hunters. Christopher Rimel of East Springfield won a bull license and Darrel Maines of North East won a…


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Linesville opens doors for Ducks Unlimited Expo

By | September 18, 2008 2:57 pm | 0 Comments

The forecast for the weekend suggests the 27th annual Pymatuning Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Expo on Saturday and Sunday in Linesville will be greeted by great weather and a big crowd. Hunters, birdwatchers, wildlife art collectors and anyone interested in wildlife or the outdoors will find something of interest at the expo, which opens at various…


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PFBC fishing report for Sept. 17

By | September 18, 2008 1:39 pm | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Erie County fishing report for Sept. 17, provided by West Erie County deputy waterways conservation officer Randy Leighton and waterways conservation officer Brook Tolbert:


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Waterfowl migration reports week of Sept. 15

By | September 18, 2008 1:31 pm | 0 Comments

Waterfowl migration reports, provided weekly to the Erie Times-News by the Avery Outdoors Pro-Staff:


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Waterfowl migration reports week of Sept. 7

By | September 11, 2008 4:37 pm | 0 Comments

Waterfowl migration reports, provided weekly to the Erie Times-News by the Avery Outdoors Pro-Staff:


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A weekend for the outdoors lover

By | September 11, 2008 2:07 pm | 0 Comments

Provided the rain doesn’t crimp things too much, there’s something for everyone Saturday in northwestern Pennsylvania’s state parks: – McConnells Mill State Park has guided tours of its namesake grist mill at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Go early or stay late for a hike along Slippery Rock Creek. – Help scour Cook Forest State…


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Pittsburgh gets FLW Cup Championship

By | September 11, 2008 8:43 am | 0 Comments

The richest bass tournament in the world will take place in Pittsburgh next summer. The Three Rivers will play host to the Forest L. Wood Cup Championship July 30 to Aug. 2, 2009. The FLW Outdoors event features a $2 million purse, including $1 million to the winner. Union City’s Dave Lefebre finished second in…


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Spillway spillover

By | September 9, 2008 10:33 am | 0 Comments

Even the most ardent and literal conservationist would have to admit that feeding bread to the carp at the Linesville Spillway is good fun. Sometimes in a creepy, “B” horror film kind of way, but fun nonetheless. Which is why the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ proposal to ban feeding bread to the…


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Duck stamp: Art, or performance art?

By | September 4, 2008 5:30 pm | 0 Comments

This error’s going to ruffle lots of feathers. Callers trying to order duck stamps from the federal government at 1-800-STAMP24 are being greeted by a phone-sex operator because two numbers were transposed in literature about the stamps. So hunters are getting tramps instead of stamps. And the government insists the error would be too costly…


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