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Outdoors

McElhattan man places at championship skeet competition

PHOTOS PROVIDED At 68 years old, Carl Bathurst from McElhattan is not slowing down. On Aug. 26, 27 and 28, the Pennsylvania State Skeet Championships were held at Shenecoy Skeet fields in McConnellstown, Pa. With 219 shooters participating Carl shot 100 out of 100 in the 20 gauge event to ...

Fish and Boat Commission offers free National Hunting and Fishing Program

HOWARD — Join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), along with its partners, for a fun-filled afternoon of free events and random prizes, celebrating National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day at Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. The event will be held at Pavilions ...

Trail center celebrates community of hikers

DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — After 15 years, the Damascus Trail Center has finally opened its doors to all trail hikers, bird watchers, nature enthusiasts, and tourists. In her opening remarks during the Damascus Trail Center opening ceremony, Sandra Marra, the president and CEO of the Appalachian ...

DCNR to update wild plant regulations

Harrisburg — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced that the department will be updating regulations applying to the conservation of native wild plants in Pennsylvania. “Many people don’t realize that there are many more species of ...

Are you a birder?

Though I didn’t always think so, it doesn’t take much to be a birder. We come in all shapes and sizes. The eight year old who lives next door to me is a birder, just like the 78 year old Lycoming Auduboner who lives in the next block. Their knowledge and skill levels might be vastly ...

Elk cam is back for another season

HARRISBURG — Can’t wait for the September peak of Pennsylvania’s elk rut? Get a jumpstart now with the Game Commission’s Elk Cam. The Game Commission again has installed a camera on State Game Lands 311 in Elk County, in a field that typically is a hub of elk activity as the bugling ...