Outdoors

‘The largest crappie I ever caught’

PHOTO PROVIDED Denny Grenninger of Castanea sent this picture of a big fish he caught on Oct. 3 while fishing at Sayers Dam with his friend, Howard Wooding. The crappie is 17 inches and weighs 2.3 pounds with a 14-inch girth. “This is the largest crappie I have ever caught,” he said.

A little doom and gloom this summer season

I am not looking forward to the cold temperatures that will soon arrive, but I am thankful that I can venture outside and not be on the menu of those relentless mosquitoes. I can be sitting outside with my other half, either swatting away the offenders or having had to bathe in bug repellent, ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 10/23/18 Mill Hall 3-1 @ Avis 0-4 Mill Hall Jim Baney 99-4 Lynn Woods 99-4 Bryce Bason 97-5 Karen Woods 97-3 Beth Bason 97-2 Steve Bason 95-2 Tyler Weaver 94-3 Jeff Koch 93-1 Team 771-24 Juniors Tyler Weaver 94-3 Dink Dolan 90-2 Avis Chad Marshall ...

Archer at full draw on nice buck spots, gets dream deer

By AD CRABLE LNP newspaper KIRKWOOD, Pa. — Kenny Yoder of Kirkwood feels blessed. I would say so, since he had his bow at full draw on a big-bodied nine-point buck and then one of the largest bucks ever to be taken in archery season in Pennsylvania sauntered into view. Yoder, the ...

The Imported Cabbageworm

The gardening season is starting to wind down and will finish with hard frosts in the coming weeks (unless you are using some season extension technology). But even though the amount of harvest may be less than the late summer months, we still have some fresh produce yet to grace our tables. ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 10/2/18 Liberty 1-0 @ Tylersville 0-1 Liberty Rick Bowman 97-4 Lance Bowman 97-3 Emory Gunsallus 96-5 Justin Day 96-4 Norm Fenton 96-2 Scott Rogers 95-2 Bob Fenton 94-5 Allen Muthler Jr. 94-4 Team 765-29 Juniors Lance Bowman 97-3 Emory Gunsallus ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League 2

Matches for 10/16/18 Strouse Electric 2-1 @ Avis 0-3 Strouse Electric Mitchell Holden 100-6 Aaron Tyson 100-5 Kevin Novosel 99-3 Jim Newman 97-4 Bob Marshall 96-4 Gib Moyer 95-4 Mike Novosel Jr. 95-4 Steve Yarnell 95-1 Team 777-31 Avis Nate Clinger 99-5 Eric Wunder ...

Local team wins sporting clays event

PHOTO PROVIDED The team from Southern Clinton Co. Sportsman’s Club recently won the fifth annual Wounded Warriors Endurance Sporting Clays event held Oct. 6 at Warriors Mark Shooting Club in Houtzdale. There were 54 teams entered and $95,000 was raised and presented to the Wounded Warriors ...

The heart of Pennsylvania’s fall seasons nearly here

Through 80-degree temperatures, mid-October might have snuck up on many Pennsylvanians. But prime time for Pennsylvania hunting is upon us. While hunting opportunities exist throughout the year in Pennsylvania, and some fall hunting seasons already are underway, the majority of seasons are ...

Insects can be our friends too

Recently I ran across an article explaining why the tick problem is so rampant, especially in the eastern part of the state. Do you know who is to blame? Humans! It is due to the decrease in the population of the timber rattlesnake caused by human encroachment. Yes, I am serious. Think about ...

Statewide archery season begins Saturday

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season begins Saturday, Sept. 29, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Sept. 29 to Nov. 12, and during the late ...

LOCAL OUTDOOR BRIEFS

Forest walk planned Oct. 7 in Hyner HYNER — The Sproul State Forest Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, with participants meeting at 10 a.m. at Donut Hole Trailhead, Hyner Run State Park. The walk is 4.7 miles and is a moderately strenuous family hike. People friendly pets are ...

“Long as I remember, the rain been comin’ down.”

That familiar first line of a song from long ago keeps running through my head, because it sure has been a rainy summer. The floods, Hurricane Florence, and all this rain made me start thinking about my adventures involving “rain” while growing up. Like when a dreary rainy day meant ...

Fierce looking but harmless

A walk in the landscape can be a relaxing endeavor as one gets to look at the colors, shapes, and textures of surrounding plants. But there are a few things that lurk within the area that can cause fright. Some of the more “jump out of your skin” moments are the encounters with snakes and ...

Local Trout Unlimited receives donation for youth fishing program

LOCK HAVEN —The Lloyd Wilson Chapter of Trout Unlimited has received a donation of four Angler II fly rods from L.L. Bean to teach fly fishing to youth/veterans in our area. Volunteers from the chapter have been teaching fly casting to groups of young people for several years with borrowed ...

Rare virus detected in mosquito for first time this season

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a mosquito has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis for the first time this year. The state Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Wednesday the virus was detected in a mosquito collected Sept. 17 in Lakeville ...

USDA measures bee losses and more

HARRISBURG – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will collect information about colony loss in the honey industry and pollination costs throughout the United States. The quarterly colony loss survey will be conducted this month and next. It ...

Weather doesn’t hamper Bald Eagle Park clean up

From staff reports HOWARD — Results of the Keep Centre County Beautiful (KCCP) Intercoastal Clean Up event on Sept. 8 were impressive, considering DCNR’s Bald Eagle State Park’s 1,730-acre lake is surrounded by miles of forested shoreline, according to KCCP’s Director Rod Fye. ...

McReas have the Garden of Month

PHOTO PROVIDED The September winners of Dogwood Circle’s Garden of the Month Award are Christine and Wayne McRea, 302 Cedar Lane, Mill Hall. Their gardens are neat and colorful with a mix of annuals, perennials and shrubs. Big colorful pots of dusty miller, dahlias, bacopa and calibrachoa ...