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Jersey Shore man earns 2nd place finish in fly casting championship

September 28, 2014 CARLISLE — Dave Rothrock, of Jersey Shore, earned second place in the expert division of the second annual Pennsylvania Fly Casting Competition held Sept. 6 at the Carlisle Events Outdoor Show. more »»

Ex-Game Commission chief to speak at turkey federation fundraiser next week

September 28, 2014 The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a Fueling Conservation fundraising event at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at DiSalvo’s Restaurant, 341 E. Fourth St. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

September 28, 2014 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on Aug. more »»

High school freshmen win state bass tourney

September 28, 2014 Austin Gaab, of Montoursville, and Jake Jones, of Jersey Shore, won the Pennsylvania State High School B.A.S.S. fishing finals last Sunday at Memorial Lake in Harrisburg. more »»

Student-run Horticulture Show wraps up today at Penn State

September 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The “Seasons of Horticulture” is the theme of the 101st annual Penn State Horticulture Show, which continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. more »»


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September 21, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — “Sorry, they just creep me out,” the tall, lanky, adult man said, standing well clear of the volunteer who offered to let him hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

September 21, 2014 While looking in our attic for items to sell at the Troy Sale Barn’s first barn sale, I found a pair of nylon stockings still in their original package. more »»


September 21, 2014 Biking, kayaking outings offered Debby Meade, of the Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society, is organizing biking and kayaking outings on weekdays through... more »»


September 21, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Sept. 26 — Fall Foliage Float, 4 p.m. Sept. 27 — Homecoming Hike, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27 — Fall Tree ID Hike, 2 p.m. Sept. 28 — ELC open house, 1-3 p.. more »»

Agency to hold free tours of game farms

September 21, 2014 The state Game Commission will hold guided tours of its four game farms — two in Lycoming County and one each in Armstrong and Crawford counties — on Sept. 28. more »»

Hillsgrove man wins world shooting event

September 21, 2014 GRANADA, Spain — All the glory, the accolades, the hype and the magazine cover shoot, those are nice. more »»


September 21, 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 »»


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September 21, 2014 NEW FREEDOM — While visiting Pennsylvania’s Civil War history zone this summer, in broad daylight, Johnathan Zook saw a ghost. The teenage railfan from Lebanon, Pa., was thrilled. more »»

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

September 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. more »»

Travel Briefs

September 21, 2014 Amtrak brings vintage ‘Great Dome’ railcar to upstate NY for tours ALBANY, N.Y. more »»

'1 bird at a time'

September 14, 2014 SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Training a red-tailed hawk to fly on command takes a little bit of quail meat, a few dead rats and a whole lot of patience. more »»

'1 bird at a time'

September 14, 2014 SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Training a red-tailed hawk to fly on command takes a little bit of quail meat, a few dead rats and a whole lot of patience. more »»

The lowly chub — loathed, despised and hated

September 14, 2014 The fish suddenly crashed the water’s surface, plunging the popper from sight. Instinctively, I pulled back the rod, excited to absorb that tug of a few pounds of weight on the end of my lin. more »»



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