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September 7, 2014 Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors are being asked to be cautious as the elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park. more »»


August 24, 2014 Most 12 year olds these days are taking “selfies” with their cellphone to post to Facebook or Instagram. more »»

Outward Bound

August 24, 2014 Rayovac’s Virtually Indestructible line Both of Rayovac’s new outdoor products — the Virtually Indestructible Sportsman spotlight and lantern — are bright, no doubt about that. more »»

Pa. hunters fight to bring home polar bear trophies

August 24, 2014 LANCASTER (AP) — When two Lancaster County hunters pulled the triggers on high-powered rifles on successive days in 2008 in the 40-below-zero air of the Arctic Circle, they thought their two polar... more »»


August 24, 2014 Fish and game group readies for ox roast ALTOONA — The Blair County Game, Fish and Forestry Association, 301 Riggles Gap Sportsman Road, will hold its 76th annual ox roast from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. more »»


August 24, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Aug. 29 — Getting to Know Aliens, 3 p.m. Aug. 29 — Intro to Geocaching, 8 p.m. Aug. 30 — ELC Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. more »»

Waterfowl seasons announced

August 24, 2014 The state Game Commission has made its selections for the 2014-15 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Final approval from the U.S. more »»

State agencies to hold public meeting on Centre County shooting range

August 24, 2014 Philipsburg — The departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will hold a public meeting and hearing to discuss plans to clean up lead contamination a... more »»


August 24, 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 »»

Commission considers forcing certain state game land users to buy a permit

August 24, 2014 DELMONT — There’s been a lot of talk lately about the possibility a permit soon might be required to use state game lands. more »»

Sullivan County native named a national champ

August 24, 2014 Last spring and fall, things didn’t go exactly the way skeet shooter Morgan Craft, of Sullivan County, had hoped. She struggled at times and wasn’t where she wanted to be with her shooting. more »»

Fairbanks pair puts moose trap in yard

August 24, 2014 FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The latest addition to the museum that is the front yard of the home Diane Dawson and Pete Brown share is a moose trap. That’s right, moose, not mouse. more »»


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Reflections in Nature:

August 24, 2014 After church one Sunday, a friend asked if I would identify a tree growing on his property. The tree was an ailanthus, more commonly known as the tree-of-heaven. more »»

Italy’s dead city

August 24, 2014 POMPEII, Italy — Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. more »»

Pa. museum gets its kicks with Route 66 exhibit

August 24, 2014 DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Saturday turned out to be quite a birthday for Arthur Hochman, of Hopewell, New Jersey. more »»

Travel Briefs

August 24, 2014 Record number of tourists visiting Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring. Gov. more »»

'The best feeling'

August 17, 2014 MIFFLINBURG — For the first time, a Pennsylvania high school has earned the title of national champion in an activity not usually associated with athletics — bass fishing. more »»

Coach on a mission to expand program

August 17, 2014 Coach Tom Prowant, of Lewisburg, is on a mission to place a bass-fishing program in every high school he can. The B.A.S.S. more »»


August 17, 2014 Education class planned for hunters, trappers ANTES FORT — A Hunter-Trapper Education class will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the state Game Commission regional office on Route 44 . more »»



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