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All hail the king of the mountain

March 10, 2014 MORRIS — Like a drag race on snowmobiles — that’s how event coordinator Matthew Rabb describes the ninth annual King of the Mountain Hill Climb, which pits two racers against each other,... more »»

Bowhunting for bunnies

March 10, 2014 KEMMERER, Wyo. (AP) — Crouched low and walking slowly, bow and arrow in hand, Mark Zornes whispered to his young hunting companion. “Do you see him?” Zornes asked. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

March 10, 2014 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on Feb. more »»

Enjoy a brown bag lunch with binoculars and birds

March 10, 2014 On Thursday, join Wayne Laubscher, a member of Lycoming Audubon, and the Northcentral Pennsylva-nia Conservancy for a lunch-time bird watch on the Susquehanna River Walk. more »»

Local youth on shotgunning teams will benefit from fundraising effort

March 10, 2014 On Wednesday and Thursday, the Youth International Shotgun Training Coalition will participate in the Raise the Region program sponsored by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvani. more »»

Reflections in Nature

March 10, 2014 On a day when the temperature dropped below zero, I noticed that the leaves on a rhododendron bush in our front yard were curled up tight, appearing as green pencils hanging from the bush. more »»

‘CSI River Otters:’ Animal forensics, DNA used to estimate population

March 10, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The restoration of Pennsylvania’s river-otter population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State’s College of... more »»

Loreto: Quiet gem on Baja Peninsula

March 10, 2014 LORETO, Mexico — Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto into a major destination have been going on for years. more »»

Honkers in the fog

March 2, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Dawn still was an hour away and fog draped over a pond near Penns Cave in Centre County. Somewhere in the haze, Canada geese honked. “I hope they leav. more »»

Afield with Friends: So you want to be a fishing guide

March 2, 2014 “When I grow up, I would like to be a fishing guide like you,” little Johnny Hugs said, as we netted another 20-inch rainbow from the 48-degree, crystal-clear, icy water in the most productive... more »»

Specialist: Waterway lovers should attend educational meeting on invasive algae

March 2, 2014 Getting excited about opening day? Ready to get out and recreate in and around your favorite stream? Before you slip on yor waders, attend the aquatic invasive species workshop planned on March 18... more »»

Birdhouse builders

February 23, 2014 HICKORY, Miss. more »»

Lycoming Audubon announces Christmas Bird Count results

February 23, 2014 Special to the Sun-Gazette Twenty-one members of the Lycoming Audubon Society ventured out on a relatively warm Dec. 21, 2013, to participate in the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count. more »»

Record number of countries join the Great Backyard Bird Count

February 23, 2014 By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, participants from a record 127 countries had submitted bird checklists for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, eclipsing last year’s 110 countries, according to the... more »»

Young anglers can take trout before opening day

February 23, 2014 Two officers from the state Fish and Boat Commission addressed new fishing opportunities for young anglers at the February meeting of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimite. more »»

18 sentenced in SD wildlife case

February 23, 2014 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say 18 people have pleaded guilty and been sentenced for wildlife violations at a commercial hunting operation in southern South Dakota’s Todd County. more »»

Reflections in Nature

February 23, 2014 After the article on the praying mantis appeared, I received a letter from Lenora Stackhouse, of Williamsport, who wrote that the article brought back memories of when she was a child, living on a... more »»

Art center publishes sequel to Ned Smith tome

February 23, 2014 I suppose it’s hard for a person in today’s world to really document what is going on out there in the Pennsylvania woods. more »»

Penn College archery team returns with 4 All-Americans

February 23, 2014 The Pennsylvania College of Technology archery team returns four All-Americans from last year’s squad that finished third in the nation and also welcomes the return of coach Chad Karstetter, who is... more »»

Not just St. Patrick

February 23, 2014 By HELEN O’NEILL Associated Press DUBLIN — St. Patrick may have banished snakes and brought Christianity to Ireland, but perhaps his greatest feat was one of sheer endurance. more »»



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