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Outdoors

PGC to host open house on CWD

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting an open house to inform the public about Chronic Wasting Disease, which poses a serious threat to the state’s white-tailed deer and elk. The event is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Russell Volunteer Fire Co., 111 Perrigo Lane, ...

PGC thrilled with piping plover success

HARRISBURG — Two piping plover chicks took flight in August from the shores of Presque Isle State Park, Erie County, after a challenging season, marking the fifth consecutive year of nesting success for this federal and state endangered sparrow-sized shorebird. “The inspiring five-year ...

Searching for history on the Susquehanna

By Ad Crable The Associated Press MANHEIM — Mark Heller, of Manheim, wanted to paddle 444 miles down the Susquehanna River for a sense of adventure. A year of COVID-19 claustrophobia and a similar yearning for exploration did it for the Rev. John Laughlin, a Millersville resident and ...

Game Commission pays tribute to 9/11 heroes

From Mirror reports STOYSTOWN — Forty American flags stood tall and the sound of bagpipes rang out on State Game Lands 93 in Somerset County as the Pennsylvania Game Commission rededicated a memorial to honor the 40 heroic passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93. The ...

Exploring the Pennsylvania elk range

By Walt Young For the Mirror During the next several weeks, thousands of visitors armed with binoculars, spotting scopes or cameras will travel to the north-central Pennsylvania to view the wild elk living there. Currently, about 1,000 elk inhabit Pennsylvania’s elk range, which comprises ...

The world of the outdoors was far away some 20 years ago

By Shirley Grenoble For the Mirror Before we can talk about the outdoors world, we have to honor the memory of what happened 20 years ago at this time. 20 years! It’s a horrid memory, of sitting in front of the TV that day, soaking in all the details and trying to understand what exactly ...