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South Africa hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters

September 13, 2015 OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa — One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. more »»

Seeking clarity: Susquehanna River pollution endangers smallmouth bass

September 13, 2015 YORK (AP) — Rod Bates can remember taking out-of-state visitors from across the country on his Lowe boat along the Susquehanna River, typically catching 50 or more smallmouth bass in a four-hour trip. more »»

‘Biggest vintage’

September 13, 2015 COMFORT, Texas (AP) — On May 23, Bending Branch Winery in Comfort received 13 inches of rain in 12 hours, says John Rivenburgh, Bending Branch’s director of winery and vineyard management. more »»

Travel Briefs

September 13, 2015 Nevada closing tourism office in Beijing, restructuring CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is closing a tourism office that it’s operated in China since 200. more »»


August 23, 2015 Turkey hunting is a spirited challenge for most hunters, but for Tim Frey, of Cogan Station, it’s become a moneymaker. more »»

Trumpeter swan makes rare visit to river

August 23, 2015 Users of the Susquehanna River Walk may have recently noticed a huge white bird with yellow wing tags. It is a trumpeter swan. more »»

Comment sought on state’s Wildlife Action Plan

August 23, 2015 The state Game and Fish and Boat commissions are seeking public input through Sept. 11 on the draft 2015-25 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Pla. more »»

Elk raffle raises record amount for conservation in Pennsylvania

August 23, 2015 BENEZETTE — Chalk it up as another win for wildlife conservation. With crowds estimated in the tens of thousands, the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo on Aug. more »»


August 23, 2015 Learn how to make a water garden LEWISBURG — Master Gardener Margaret Hoffman will lead a discussion on the design and establishment of water landscapes in the backyard during a workshop from 6 to... more »»


August 23, 2015 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Aug. 28 — Volunteer Potluck Dinner, 6 p.m. Call to register. Bring a covered dish to share. Aug. 29 — Morning Float, 9 a.m., park office. more »»


August 23, 2015 (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 »»

Keystone Sportsman club preparing for fall trap league

August 23, 2015 MUNCY — Training and practice and will continue through Aug. 27 at the Keystone Sportsmen’s Association grounds as shooters prepare for the 2015 fall trap league. Sessions are held from 5 to 7 p. more »»

Campaign begins near Pittsburgh to combat rabies virus in raccoons

August 23, 2015 GREENSBURG — There’s something fishy being set out behind trash bins, on hillsides and around area creeks. It’s the annual distribution to hungry raccoons of fishmeal cubes with rabies vaccine. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

August 23, 2015 I recently received a letter from Christine Bierly, of Avis, who said she has a problem with skunks living in her garage. more »»


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August 23, 2015 YORK — What small city in Pennsylvania captures these monikers: Factory Tour Capital of the World; the Snack Capital of the World; the First Capital of the U.S.A.; Muscletown, U.S.A. more »»

'Be gentle and deliberate'

August 16, 2015 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tom Francis is a bee preacher. “I never became a minister of people,” he says, “but now I’m a minister of bee hives.” In 1983, Francis felt a calling to the ministry. more »»

Newest DU film available online

August 16, 2015 Photographer and hunter Doug Steinke grew up in central Nebraska, hunting with his father and listening to stories about magical waterfowl hunting along the Platte River. more »»

Morgan Craft wins silver in women’s skeet

August 16, 2015 Morgan Craft, of Muncy Valley, fought her way through three shootoffs to score her best international result and a silver medal in women’s skeet on Aug. more »»



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