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Outdoors

Clinton County Shines for Daffodil Days

LOCK HAVEN — It may be the middle of winter, but there’s a bright spot in Clinton County. The annual Daffodil Days fundraiser for the American Cancer Society began on Jan. 9 with a kick-off meeting at the Dutch Haven Restaurant. Made up of volunteers from across the county, the ...

Winter squash storage

We are in the middle of the winter season and believe it or not, a backyard garden can still be helpful in creating great food right now. In a roundabout way. There is nothing growing in our gardens at this point unless you are one of those extreme gardeners that utilizes season extension ...

McElhattan man downs 9 point buck

PHOTO PROVIDED Gage Riggle, of McElhattan, took down this 9 point buck at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Beech Creek. The animal has a 20 and a half inch spread.

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Match for 1/8/19 Strouse Electric 4-3 A Tylersville 0-7 Strouse Electric Kevin Novosel 100-10 Mitchell Holden 96-3 Steve Yarnell 95-3 Andy Klaus 95-3 Gib Moyer 94-1 Adam Yarnell 93-2 Mike Novosel 93-1 Todd Holden 91-2 Team 757-25 Tylersville Kyler Phillips 96-2 Jake ...

Game Commission reminds of dangers in attempting to care for wildlife

HARRISBURG — In response to the incident that took place at Gifford Pinchot State Park, the Game Commission reminds the public that wildlife cannot be taken from the wild. Under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal to take or possess wildlife. These laws were put in place to protect both wildlife ...

Survey finds ‘abundant’ bass, catfish populations

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently released results of surveys by agency biologists who concluded the Susquehanna River is home to a healthy, abundant population of smallmouth bass and channel catfish. But, they concede, problems continue. Here are some of the key ...

Join Us in January for Garden Sense

Every January, the Penn State Master Gardeners of Clinton County start the year off with a series of gardening workshops. It’s an opportunity to make the most of a cold winter day by learning and enjoying the company of others with gardening interests. This year, the Garden Sense ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 1/8/19 Liberty 6-1 @ Avis 1-6 Liberty Lance Bowman 97-3 Park Lane 96-4 Emory Gunsallus 95-4 Brett Glossner 95-4 Rick Bowman 95-2 Lenny Young Jr. 94-4 Terry Day 93-3 Allen Muthler Jr. 93-3 Team 758-27 Juniors Lance Bowman 97-3 Emory Gunsallus ...

Pa. Game Commission seedling sale to begin

HOWARD — While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. The 2019 seedling order form is available online, and sales are set to ...

BIRD WATCHERS: The human side of watching birds

The holidays are a time of year for spending time with family and friends. Bird watching is often thought of a solitary activity where an observer goes out alone into nature, but in reality it is a social activity. I have been fortunate enough to work seasonal birding jobs in different states ...

Keeping it green: Year end pest wrap-up

As we head toward the end of 2018, I thought it might be a good time to review some of the year’s major pest problems and the outlook for 2019. To ensure fair coverage of problematic pests, we’ll briefly explore a representative from the ‘Big Three’ categories; insects, disease causing ...

Did you know?

METRO — Fueling an indoor or outdoor wood-burning fire requires plenty of wood. That means having ample firewood at the ready and, perhaps more importantly, keeping that wood dry. Storing wood so it remains dry and ready to use can involve different strategies. For starters, it is ...

Porches are inviting to more than family and friends

During the warm months, the front porch can be a gathering place for family and neighbors. A place to relax and greet people and even settle down for an extended conversation. But that same inviting characteristic attracts more than humans. One of the more common visitors are the mud dauber ...

Gift ideas for gardeners

Choosing a gift for a gardener can be challenging, especially if you are not a gardener yourself. To make that task a little easier, I’d like to share a few gift ideas that might be suitable for the gardener on your shopping list. As a gardener myself, I would have to put gardening gloves ...

Master Gardeners host Holiday Greens Sale

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County chapter of the Penn State Master Gardners held their first-ever Holiday Greens Sale and workshops on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Garden Building. Members of the public from all across the area as well as other Master Gardeners participated in workshops such as ...

York County men arrested in Game Warden assault

HARRISBURG — Two York County men have been charged in the felony assault of a State Game Warden in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Wade Michael Winemiller, 57, of Wrightsville, and Thomas E. Kelly Jr., 57, of Glen Rock, have been charged in the assault of State Deputy Game Warden ...

Clinton County hunters top state in bear kills

LOCK HAVEN —Bear season is now over and Clinton County remains as the top bear-hunting county in the statewide season with with 128 bears. It was followed by Lycoming County, which almost annually challenges Clinton County for the state’s top county bear harvest. Hunters during the ...

The Lycoming Audubon Society at 50

By GARY L. METZGER In September of 1968, an even 50 years ago this fall, a new local chapter of the National Audubon Society was incorporated to serve Lycoming and Clinton Counties. The organization was formed through the efforts of faculty at Lycoming College and resident nature and bird ...

Deer season looks promising for Pa. hunters

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s coming firearms deer season looks as promising as ever to the hundreds of thousands of hunters awaiting its start on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Deer hunters have seen the statewide buck harvest increase over each of the past three years, and more than a ...

County Master Gardeners to go to state conference

LOCK HAVEN — The Penn State Master Gardeners have an opportunity to showcase Clinton County at the International Master Gardener Conference in June 2019 if they can raise sufficient funds to create a county display and cover expenses. This is the first time the international conference ...