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From left are Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall, PGC Bureau of Wildlife Management Director Wayne Laroche, Ducks Unlimited Canada CEO Karla Guyn.

Game Commission honored for 50 years of waterfowl habitat support

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Pennsylvania Game Commission was recognized for 50 years of contributions supporting wetlands protection and restoration on the Canadian Boreal Forest breeding grounds, which are important to Pennsylvania’s waterfowl populations. The ceremony took place at the 82nd ...

Warm winter has put state’s apple crop at risk

UNIVERSITY PARK—With less than two weeks until the official end of an unusually warm winter in Pennsylvania, the apple crop is in some jeopardy, warns a tree fruit specialist with Penn State Extension. Unseasonably warm temperatures in December and January and the warmest February on record ...

Kettle Creek Valley Outdoor Show is March 25

CROSS FORK — The Kettle Creek Valley Outdoor Show will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Kettle Creek Hose Company Fire Hall in Cross Fork. The show runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be 40 plus tables of vendors having items such as fishing supplies, turkey calls, crafts, ...

Pheasants Forever to hold banquet

STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its Eighth Annual Membership Banquet on Saturday, April 1, at the Mountain View Country Club, 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. Doors will open at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mark ...

activities at the parks

PA Songbirds workshop WATERVILLE — Little Pine State Park is offering a Pennsylvania Songbirds curriculum workshop on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. This workshop is for educators teaching at grade levels K - 12, from the IU 17 (BLAST), IU 9 (Seneca Highlands), IU 10 ...

Have fun learning about invasive species with a new tool from Pennsylvania 4-H

UNIVERSITY PARK—Penn State Extension, with funding from the state Department of Agriculture, has created a “fun,” hands-on, interactive curriculum to address the threat of invasive species, to be offered through its Pennsylvania 4-H youth program. “Stop the Invasion: Unwanted Plants, ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 3/7/17 Mill Hall 9-7 at Strouse Electric 10-5 Mill Hall Holly Baney 98-5 Hunter Shady 98-5 Jeff Koch 98-4 Karen Woods 96-5 Lynn Woods 96-3 Jim Baney 96-1 Gary Brown 93-4 Milt Geyer Jr. 92-2 Team 767-29 Juniors Hunter Shady 98-5 Michael Barner ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 2/28/17 Liberty 6-8 @ Mill Hall 9-6 Liberty Brett Glossner 98-6 Park Lane 98-5 Scott Rogers 98-4 Lenny Young Jr. 98-4 Terry Day 96-2 Rick Bowman 95-3 Bill Glossner 94-2 Allen Muthler Jr. 94-0 Team 771-26 Juniors Collin Foster 92-2 Chase Roan ...

Local Christmas Bird Count results

The holiday season is full of traditions. It is a time of religious celebration, family, and food. For birders it is also a time for waking up early and heading out into the cold for the annual Christmas Bird Count. The Christmas Bird Count is an event, now in its 117th year, run by the ...

Gardening with herbs can open doors

Growing herbs is just one aspect of gardening but it is by far my favorite. The more herbs I grow and use, the more excited I get about them. Every year I add at least three new herbs to my gardens, and I have already decided on more than three. Oops! I am also planning on enlarging ...

Ice fishing

Thanks to a roller coaster of winter temperatures

JESSICA WELSHANS/THE EXPRESS Thanks to a roller coaster of winter temperatures, there hasn’t been much ice fishing at Foster Joseph Sayers Lake,  also known as Blanchard Dam. Usually the popular spot known as ‘The Cut’ or Hunters Run can be found full of ice anglers and fishing huts. ...

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Fox on the roadway in Wayne Township

Local amateur photographer Waukera Burkey captured this picture of a fox on Pine Mountain Road in Wayne Township last Tuesday morning as she was delivering The Express to customers in that area. She said the  fox, which was covered in snow, appeared to be injured, but hopped away after she ...

KidsinPineCreek

…Connecting youth and women to fishing

MILL HALL — Avid fly fishing angler and outdoor enthusiast, Amidea Daniel, of Mill Hall, has been working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. She began working as an outreach and education specialist, and Trout in the Classroom coordinator in 2008. Her passion and experience ...

Pheasant chick and egg programs come to an end

HARRISBURG — Two long-running programs that enabled groups and individuals to raise pheasants for release in their local areas have come to an end due to financially driven changes to the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program. The Pheasant Chick Program, started in 1933, provided ...

Fly tying classes begin Feb. 23

LOCK HAVEN — The Lloyd Wilson Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding their annual fly tying classes starting the end of February. Classes will be held weekly, every Thursday evening, starting Feb. 23 and ending March 23. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. There will be a ...

Trout Unlimited applauds additions to PA Wild Trout lists

HARRISBURG— Trout Unlimited applauds the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s vote this week to add sections of 132 streams to the Commonwealth’s growing lists of Class A Wild Trout Waters and Wild Trout Streams lists. TU also welcomes the Commission’s announcement of a Wild Trout ...

Upcoming winter programs at R.B. Winter State Park

MIFFLINBURG — Gather up your family and friends and break out of the winter doldrums while attending several events that are planned at Raymond. B. Winter State Park.  Programs are free unless otherwise noted; donations are encouraged to cover event costs.  Several programs do require ...

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Members of the Philadelphia Corps learn about the outdoors in this 2016 photo.

PA Outdoor Corps looking for hard working youth

By JESSICA WELSHANS For The Express The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has once again joined ranks with the Student Conservation Association, America’s oldest and largest youth conservation organization, to announce open recruitment for the the Pennsylvania Outdoor ...

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Plan now for growing a garden

On Dec. 26, Three seed catalogs appeared in my mailbox. As soon as the days get even a minute longer, new growth longs to spring forth! The cold days of winter are the best time to think about your gardening goals for the summer and how to best achieve them. For new gardeners, there are ...

Register now for free workshops by Master Gardeners

MILL HALL — The Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County announce their popular Garden Sense symposium will take place once again this month. Organized as a series of workshops on topics of interest to local gardeners, this year’s program — in response to requests from past ...