Deer of the Day, Nov. 9: Will Caldwell, Greenville

   November 9, 2014 8:23 am    0

Will Caldwell, of Greenville, arrowed this gnarly 9 point buck Saturday morning in Crawford County. Will has been hunting with a compound bow for several years now. He sets his stand as high as he can get, at least twenty feet, to avoid being spotted by deer. Other hunters in the area were seen carrying…


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Trapping of Furbearers Now Underway in NWPA

   November 7, 2014 3:21 pm    0

    The 2014-15 Pennsylvania Trapping Season began on October 26th. Trapping for Coyote, Fox, Opossum, Raccoon, Striped Skunk, and Weasel will continue statewide until February 22nd. Fur trappers in NWPA have success with many species thanks to conservation efforts. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, established in 1895, is the agency responsible for wildlife conservation and…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 7: Don Meehl, Erie

   November 7, 2014 10:04 am    0

Don Meehl, of Erie, shot a trophy 8-point Nov. 1. The buck’s rack had a 20 3/4-inch outside spread and an 18-inch inside spread, with 11-inch G2s. Meehl said the deer field-dressed at 182 pounds. Meehl’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if…


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Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Angler Award Program

   November 5, 2014 6:19 am    0

Many trophy fish are caught during this time of the year in NWPA. Some like the 10 inch bluegill in the photo are eligible for a Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Angler Award. There are some rules to follow when applying for an award. The fish must be caught during open season for the species and…


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Deer of the Day, Nov. 4: Rick Hetrick

   November 4, 2014 9:33 am    0

Rick Hetrick, of Fairview, is the first hunter into the November NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest. Hetrick shot his 8-point with a crossbow Oct. 22. He said it weighed well over 200 pounds. Hetrick got a nice 8-point in 2013 as well. Hetrick’s photo was entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of…


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Mandatory Life Jacket Requirements Began November 1st

   November 4, 2014 7:05 am    0

The PFBC wants to remind  you to wear your life jacket now through April 30th in all Pennsylvania waters. Boaters,while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length, are required to wear a life jacket. This rule also applies to canoes and kayaks. Almost 80% of  boater fatalities happen to boaters…


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Side x Side Off Roading

   November 2, 2014 11:44 am    0

  Side x Sides offer familiar comfort and controls to off roading. With familiar features such as a backrest, steering wheel, central gearshift, and foot pedals these off road atv’s are easy to use. They also have the added safety of a roll cage and many offer re-engineered and improved suspensions for a comfortable ride….


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October Deer of the Month winner: Ryan Norr, Guys Mills

   November 1, 2014 7:10 am    0

Congratulations to Ryan Norr, of Guys Mills, Crawford County, winner of the public vote for the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month for October. Norr’s photo of his Crawford County 10-point received the most votes during the Oct. 23-31 voting period. He wins a Pennsylvania recreation atlas from National Geographic and is the first of four…


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A Great Start to 2014-2015 Hunting Season

   November 1, 2014 6:55 am    0

The first month of the hunting season has been great. Many lucky hunters have harvested deer and some even have taken the trophy of their dreams. Boo Crawford, of Crawford County, tells me he has been having a blast hunting ducks around the Meadville area. Small game hunters and muzzle loaders have also been doing…


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Cook Forest offers Cathedral by Candlelight on Halloween Night

   October 29, 2014 9:32 am    0

This two hour long event features a guided walk into the depths of the Forest Cathedral at Cook Forest. View some of the oldest towering stands of trees in the United States by candlelight. Participants will be guided by either a costumed lumberjack or French Marine who first witnessed the area 250 years ago. You…


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