Outdoors

Uninvited guests may bring unintended benefits

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse — if you believe that line of bull, I would like to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn. In case you were not aware or were just plain clueless, your house is a gigantic bug habitat, in ...

Outdoors

PHOTO PROVIDED Matthew Stabley, of McElhattan, harvested this 14 point non typical whitetail Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8:30 a.m. in Wayne Township, Clinton County. He used a 270 Winchester. The deer has been an unofficial score 192 with a 22 1/4 outside spread. It’s thought to be aged at 51/2 ...

Brothers get their bucks

PHOTO PROVIDED Brothers Ethan Simmons and Ashton Probst of Mill Hall shot their bucks one right after the other on Nov. 27. They were part of four generations of hunters that day as Ethan, who bagged his first deer, was sitting with his great-grandfather Dick Dauberman and Ashton was sitting ...

Expecting hunter didn’t expect this

PHOTO PROVIDED Jennifer Walters is seen with her husband, Kyle Walters, and the trophy deer she shot on the first day of buck season. Taught to hunt and fish at an early age by her father, Mike Gavlock, Jennifer is an avid hunter herself. She landed this buck with a beautiful 12-point rack ...

First deer

PHOTO PROVIDED Owen Kaler, age 10, shot his first deer recently under Pennsylvania’s Mentored Youth program. He was hunting with his father, Aaron Kaler, in Caldwell.

A good pizza is healthy for you

Finally I now have a reason not to feel guilty when I order a pizza, one that is loaded with all the toppings. When you think about what actually goes into a good pizza, it is actually a health food. That is my opinion and I stick to it with every bite I take. My pizza contains grain, tomatoes, ...

Venison from harvested deer fills a need in Pennsylvania

When they sat down at the dinner table on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s hunters had plenty for which to be thankful. It’s prime time for Pennsylvania hunting and, with any luck, some game bags or ear tags have been filled already, or are nearly about to be. But as hunters are giving thanks, ...

Rare night heron seen near river

Poor weather can be a very exciting thing for birders who don’t mind dealing with the adverse conditions. It’s a great time to look for rare birds. Such conditions presented themselves on Oct. 29. Rose Valley Lake usually attracts the most attention during storms, so my day began there. ...

rifle league

Matches for 11/14/17 Liberty 4-2 at Tylersville 0-6 Liberty Lenny Young Jr. 98-6 Brett Glossner 98-5 Emory Gunsallus 97-3 Norm Fenton 96-2 Rick Bowman 96-1 Allen Muthler Jr. 96-1 Don Foster 95-1 Collin Foster 94-1 Team 770-20 Junior Emory Gunsallus ...

Western Clinton County Sportsmen elect officers

RENOVO — Officers for the 2018 year were elected by members of the Western Clinton Couty Sportsmen’s Associaton at their November meeting. Officers are: F. Skip Steward, president; Rick Davenport, vice president; Reed Mortion, secretary, and Kyle Stewart, treasurer. Directors are ...

Spotted lanternfly territory expanding

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has expanded its quarantine area for the spotted lanternfly (SLF) from six counties to 13. This includes counties where the insect’s presence has been confirmed but also areas where there is a very high risk of spread. Why such an aggressive ...

The times, they are a’ changing…

There was a time earlier this fall when I thought the leaf colors were not going to be so spectacular this year, but I’ve been wrong before. In the late afternoon sunshine, a couple of days ago, the colors just sang in their glory. Such a joy to behold! But, when the backyard becomes covered ...

Conditions are gelling for a memorable year

An abundance of fall foods will have a huge black-bear population on the move as hunters head out Nov. 18 for the opening day of Pennsylvania’s four-day statewide firearms bear season. Penn’s Woods has been smothered by hard and soft mast this past summer and fall. Leaf-drop also was ...

Time for gardeners to experiment

One of the more popular plants to decorate the inside and outside of a house is one that never flowers. Boston ferns, known for their green, droopy and leafy growth, have graced porches and interior living spaces for decades. Some gardeners press the envelope a bit and even utilize them in ...

bald eagle rifle league

Markovich Const. Inc. 5-0 at Strouse Electric 4-1 Markovich Const. Inc. Navara Reynolds 100-7 Chase Weise 99-6 Scott Sorgen 99-5 Benson Knecht 98-3 Zark Markovich 97-4 Tom Welsh 97-3 Reed Willar 96-3 Bill Bridgens Jr. 96-3 Team 782-34 Junior Benson Knecht 98-3 Strouse ...

Crows are everywhere

By Maddi Dunlap Special to The Express Most of us easily can identify a few of our more common bird species. Take the American crow — a large, black bird with a very recognizable call of “caw, caw” is easily identified, even by young children. Crows are seemingly everywhere, in ...

Game Commission officers track down lost hunters

PHILIPSBURG — Two hunters who became lost last Saturday on State Game Lands 33, south of Philipsburg, were tracked down by specially skilled Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officers and returned to safety early the next morning. The Game Commission was notified the ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League Score for 10/17/17

Mill Hall 1-2 at Tylersville 0-3 Mill Hall Jim Baney 98-3 Karen Woods 97-4 Steve Walker 96-3 Holly Baney 96-3 Lynn Woods 95-1 Ed Hamberger 93-4 Jeff Koch 91-4 Milt Geyer Jr. 91-1 Team 757-21 Tylersville John Brungard 98-5 Scott Weidler 97-4 Hunter Hinds ...

The bugs of autumn

The sounds of summer and early fall will soon be history. The nighttime temperatures will dip below freezing, ending the life cycle of many plants and insects. One of the night time sounds that soon will be quieted are the mating sounds of crickets. The males are doing their hardest to attract ...

Water, water everywhere…

And not a drop to drink, with apologies to Coleridge and his poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Water is one of our most precious resources and it behooves us to treat it with the utmost care, but just because we have used it for a certain purpose does not mean it is lost forever; it ...