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Outdoors

Bedford County tour this weekend

Two tours of state game lands are set for this Sunday, and one of them is in Bedford County. The tours provide a good example of the opportunities available on game lands statewide, while showcasing how habitat work taking place on these tracts benefits wildlife. All tours are free, held ...

Roads opening for hunters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake announced the opening of the following access roads to accommodate upcoming hunting seasons. The following gate will be open from Oct. 1-Dec. 11: n High Germany Road (Gate 28, off Old Plank Road) The following gates will be open from Oct. ...

PGC wants to do waterfowl testing

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking cooperation from waterfowl hunters in a study that will evaluate to what extent contaminants such as PCBs, dioxins and heavy metals are affecting ducks and geese. Like fish, waterfowl can store these contaminants at levels that affect ...

State game lands tours to resume this fall

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced last week that they will be again offering self-guided driving tours of several state game lands around the state during early fall. In 2016, the agency canceled its annual autumn game lands driving tours. The reason cited was “financial ...

A trip down memory lane takes a detour through Texas

Early in the 1990s, I crossed the border in Del Rio, Texas. It brings back so many memories of one of the most exciting turkey hunts I ever had. And how I never would have believed the circumstances down there now. I had the honor of being invited to go there to hunt Rio Grande turkeys with ...

Tyrone camp receives grant money to use toward gun range

TYRONE — The National Rifle Association Foundation recently awarded Camp Anderson in Tyrone a grant totaling $1,378 to fund new shotguns for the range on its property. “We are very excited about the camp shotgun program and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community,” ...