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Outdoors

Kettle Creek Outdoor Show is March 28

CROSS FORK — Time to get out of the house and enjoy the Kettle Creek Valley Outdoor Show which will be held Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Hose Company in Cross Fork. Practice those turkey calls and join the callers at the Earl R. Brown Memorial Turkey Calling ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 3/3/20 Liberty 10-6 @ Tylersville 3-13 Liberty Lenny Young Jr. 98-4 Emery Gunsallus 97-6 Park Lane 97-3 Bob Fenton 95-2 Lori Gunsallus 93-2 Rob Losch 92-3 Norm Fenton 92-1 Kyle Hollobaugh 88-1 Team 752-22 Juniors Emery Gunsallus 97-6 Hunter Jeirles ...

ALCS purchases 94-acre inholding in Kettle Creek State Park

CROSS FORK —Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Co., LLC has closed on a fabulous conservation property, a 94-acre inholding inside Kettle Creek State Park and Sproul State Forest, in Leidy Township, Clinton County. It was purchased from Richard “Rick” Doebler, scion of the ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 2/25/20 Tylersville 3-12 @ Avis 0-14 Tylersville Tyler Lucas 97-3 Mike Bonchack 94-3 Chad Riley 94-1 Reece Lucas 93-2 Kyler Phillips 93-2 Lane Vonada 92-3 John Brungard 91-2 John Green 91-1 Team 745-17 Avis Chad Marshall 100-8 Nathan Clinger 99-3 Erik ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 2/4/20 Strouse Electric 6-3 @ Tylersville 2-10 Strouse Electric Kevin Novosel 99-4 Gary Vonada 96-5 Adam Yarnell 95-4 Mike Novosel Jr. 95-3 Gib Moyer 95-2 Steve Yarnell 94-5 Todd Holden 94-3 Bob Marshall 94-1 Team 762-27 Junior Trenton Hogan ...

C-D-L: An acronym for successfully regenerating hardwood forests

By DAVE JACKSON For The Express BELLEFONTE— Many factors affect our ability to successfully regenerate and sustain forests. Competing vegetation, high deer impact, and sufficient light to the forest floor, referred to as C-D-L, are three main factors that woodland owners have to contend ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Make up Match for 1/7/20 Strouse Electric 7-3 @ Avis 0-11 Strouse Electric Andy Klaus 99-5 Adam Yarnell 97-3 Gary Vonada 96-5 Mike Novosel Jr. 95-4 Sam McCartney 95-2 Kevin Novosel 95-2 Gib Moyer 94-4 Bob Marshall 94-1 Team 765-26 Junior Trenton Hagan 81-1 Avis Chad ...

Pa. hunters killed record 4,653 black bears in 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Wildlife authorities say Pennsylvania hunters killed 4,653 black bears last year, setting a new record. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Monday the total is far above last year's total of 3,153, which was the 11th highest total recorded but was also the lowest in ...

Common Loons at Montour Preserve in Winter

PHOTOS BY LAUREN SHAFFER First Photo: In their breeding plumage, Common Loons are the elegant black and white tuxedo-clad birds of the northern lakes and the oceans. They sport a dagger-like bill and a red eye, white stripes on the neck and spots on the back, making for a handsome ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match for 1/7/20 Markovich Const. Inc. 8-0 @ Liberty 6-2 Markovich Const. Inc. Scott Sorgen 99-3 Chase Weise 98-8 Navara Reynolds 98-5 Conner Bauman 98-5 Tom Welsh 98-3 Bill Bridgens Sr. 97-5 Jim Guenot 97-2 Kodi Cameron 96-6 Team 781-37 Junior Jase Bechtol ...

Winter owling in Pennsylvania

By EMILY BOHLIN For The Express You might not think of January as an optimal time for birding. The days are shorter. Everything is quiet. It seems like most of the forest creatures are in a state of torpor. All of the spectacular, migratory songbirds have long settled in Central and ...

Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park

MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT PARK, Calif. (AP) — A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said Thursday. Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other ...

Hunter nabs big black bruin

PHOTO PROVIDED Hunters from Golden Spike Camp were fortunate enough to get this 604-pound black bear in Clinton County during recent bear season. Steve Rhorabach is credited with shooting the bruin.

Good news, Eagle Cam lovers: There’s a new nest to watch.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap and Comcast Business have teamed up once again to offer a new bald-eagle nest livestream for the 2019-20 nesting season. The PA Farm Country Eagle Nest livestream launched on Dec. 18, offering viewers worldwide 24-7 access to live video ...

Baggin’ the Bucks

First Photo: Thayne Muthler of Jersey Shore bagged this seven-point buck on opening day, Saturday, Nov. 29, just about 30 minutes after the official start of the season. He was hunting in the Rauchtown area with Matt Wasson when he shot the deer with a .308 at 7:30 a.m. Second Photo: ...

Listening to the Birds

By TED LOY As I sit on my back porch overlooking the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, it is a golden autumn evening. I enjoy the smell of the clean crisp air and the natural world around me. This is one of my seasonal enjoyments, having lived on the Loyalsock Creek for many years. This ...

Grand Canyon on lookout for fungus that can kill bats

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park says it will increase surveillance for a fungus that spreads rapidly among bats and can kill them. The park has been sampling bats and bat droppings for years and hasn't found any infected with white-nose syndrome. Testing ...

Rescuers reach mother-daughter hikers at mountain summit

FRANCONIA (AP) — New Hampshire authorities came to the aid of a mother and daughter out hiking who became stranded at a mountain summit due to whiteout conditions. The pair, Nathalie Beaudet, 54, and Catherine Courtemanche, 24, from Sherbrook, Quebec, hiked a familiar trail up Mount ...

Deer season opens tomorrow … on a Saturday

Tomorrow’s sunrise will open the deer season, ending a long custom in Pennsylvania’s outdoors. Since at least the early 1960s, the season has begun on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The board of Pennsylvania game commissioners, responsible for establishing hunting seasons and limits, voted ...

Sampling of Penn State’s Ag Efforts

By TOM BUTZLER (Editors note: This article is the first of a series exploring professional opportunities for Penn State Extension agricultural educators during the 2019 summer) Extension educators come into the Penn State system with deep educational backgrounds and experiences. Most have ...