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Afield with Friends: The incredible muddler minnow

June 1, 2014 “If I had only one fly to fish with the rest of my life, I would chose the remarkable muddler minnow,” I said while presenting an annual fly fishing program in western Pennsylvania. more »»

Bear cub charms police

June 1, 2014 By GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Police in southern Oregon held an unlikely suspect overnight: an adorable black bear cu. more »»

Shooting Sports

June 1, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

Outdoor Briefs

June 1, 2014 Open paddle planned Country Ski & Sports in Montoursville is organizing an open paddle at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week and through the season. The event is not a class. more »»

State Game Commission: Don’t disturb young wildlife

June 1, 2014 From the State Game Commission The leaves are green, the flowers are in bloom and, once again, it’s that time of year when a new generation of wildlife is making its arriva. more »»

In the parks

June 1, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 June 7 — Family Fishing Festival, 4-8 p.m. Licenses not needed. Instruction, equipment, bait and tackle provided. more »»

Handmade duck calls attract a following

June 1, 2014 By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Associated Press When Scott Simmons received a wooden duck call in college, he was instantly intrigued by the possibility of making one. more »»

Rare butterfly back in Ore. refuge

June 1, 2014 CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The chilled butterfly was slow to emerge from the plastic tube that had housed her a few minutes before in a cooler. more »»

Young falcons spotted in Pa. nest

June 1, 2014 By MARY ANN THOMAS (Greensburg) Tribune-Review NEW KENSINGTON — Parting the sea of traffic, trucks from the state Department of Transportation blocked off a small portion of the Tarentum Bridge o... more »»

Geological wonder

June 1, 2014 By DON DAUGHENBAUGH Sun-Gazette Correspondent t isn’t often that American travelers have the satisfaction of a vacation and a travel experience that makes you think you are in Switzerlan. more »»

PGC board to meet next week

June 1, 2014 HARRISBURG — The state Board of Game Commissioners will meet June 9 and 10 at the agency’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave. On June 9, the board is slated to convene at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Taking the scenic route

May 25, 2014 The introduction of more biking and walking trails around cities such as Williamsport and Lewisburg opens up opportunities for many people to chuck their car keys and instead grab their bicycles to... more »»

'Walk on the wild side'

May 25, 2014 On June 1, Rider Park will be jam-packed with activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The goal — to help more people appreciate nature. “Our main mission is to connect people with natur. more »»

New York state is nation’s 2nd largest apple producer

May 25, 2014 New York state may be better known for its vineyards around the Finger Lakes, but the Empire State also takes growing apples pretty seriously. more »»

In the parks

May 25, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 May 25 — Kayak Fishing, 9 a.m. May 25 — ELC Open House, 10 a.m.-noon May 25 — Meet the Eagles, 2-4 p.m. May 25 — Park Naturalist Guided Hike, 5-6 p. more »»

Youth celebrate 50th anniversary of 4-H Capital Days

May 25, 2014 Local youth were among 88 4-H’ers from 38 counties across the state who met in Harrisburg recently for the annual Pennsylvania 4-H Capital Days program. more »»

Outdoor Briefs

May 25, 2014 Open paddle planned Country Ski & Sports in Montoursville is organizing an open paddle at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week and through the season. The event is not a class. more »»

PennDOT schedules road work

May 25, 2014 Route 42 realignment project near Unityville begins May 27 A project to realign Route 42 at its intersection with Route 118 in Jordan Township will begin Tuesday. more »»

DCNR, partners unveil recreational plan

May 25, 2014 Thousands of guided outdoor recreation events this year — from after work hikes to family fishing programs to night-time paddles — will connect people to enriching outdoor experiences through the... more »»



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