NWPA Outdoors

Deer of the Day, Dec. 6: Jillian Behm, Erie

   December 6, 2014 7:42 am

Jillian Behm, of Erie, shot her first career deer, an 8-point, Dec. 1 in Crawford County near Union City. Behm’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 5: Albino doe

   December 5, 2014 9:00 am

Hunter Greg Foltz shot an albino doe in Cambridge Springs Township on Dec. 1, the opening day of the general firearms deer season. OPENING DAY You can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at being featured in Deer of the Day. Or enter it in the NWPA Outdoors Deer…

Upcoming Winter Trout Stockings scheduled for NWPA

   December 4, 2014 9:17 am

Trout stocking is a great way to get outdoors and see how the fish arrive at their destinations. Helping to stock trout is a great way to get involved and participate in a PA Fish & Boat Commission operation. Angler interest and support goes a long way to ensure waters continue to be stocked with…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 2: Maddox Stadler’s first buck

   December 2, 2014 9:54 am

Maddox Stadler shot his first career buck, an 8-point, Dec. 1 in Harboorcreek Township. First Buck You can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at being featured in Deer of the Day. Or enter it in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest.

PIAS Christmas Bird Count December 20th

   December 2, 2014 5:13 am

The Presque Isle Audubon Society, along with volunteers, will participate in the 115th Christmas Bird Count on Presque Isle State Park on December 20th. This date coincides with the date span designated by the National Audubon Society. Anyone interested in joining in the count can participate by meeting at the Presque Isle Ranger Station between…

Evening Fireside Talk at Presque Isle State Park

   December 1, 2014 6:24 pm

Learn about the adaptations of reindeer and white-tailed deer during this family friendly program at the Rotary Pavilion located within Presque Isle State Park. This program is titled “Evening Fireside Talk-Reindeer and white-tailed deer” and is scheduled for December 10th from 7-8:30pm. The program features quizzes, games, and hands-on activities designed to help participants learn…

November Deer of the Month winner: Joe Falk, Union City

   December 1, 2014 9:42 am

Congratulations to archer Joe Falk, of Union City, the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month winner for November. Falk got his first buck Nov. 14 on the heels of a snowstorm in the Erie region. “The buck came in quietly from the north after I hit the buck grunt and doe bleats a couple of times….

Pennsylvania Statewide General Firearms Season for Deer opens Tomorrow

   November 30, 2014 10:01 am

The PA General Statewide Firearms Deer Season opens tomorrow, December 1st, and continues through December 13th. The first day of deer hunting is often the most exciting and memorable. With so many hunters in the woods enjoying this annual tradition, deer will be moving all over the woods throughout the day. Last year I had…

Snowmobile Maps, Clubs, and Events in NWPA

   November 29, 2014 10:31 am

Snowmobile trail maps for Erie County and other areas are available at:  http://www.pasnow.org/ . Click on the Printable Trail Maps link on the left hand side of the home page and select the region. The map for the Snowmobile trails in the Allegheny National Forest can be found at : http://forestcountysnowmobileclub.com/trail/ . The full details…

Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury is great for every Outdoors Enthusiast

   November 28, 2014 8:33 am

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival is a great book every outdoor enthusiast should enjoy. The book is written by Dave Canterbury. Dave is the co-owner and supervising instructor of the Pathfinder survival school in Ohio and his videos on YouTube have had over 40 million views. His book is…