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Outdoors

Mayflies make May primetime for fly anglers

The month of May can be the best time of year for fly anglers in central Pennsylvania. Several factors contribute to that wonderful possibility. Pleasant spring weather and optimal water conditions can make a day on a trout stream a near perfect experience. May is also the time of year many ...

Gypsy moth spray schedule to begin

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — In an effort to protect wildlife habitat, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to spray more than 50,000 acres of state game lands this spring. Spraying will occur on 25 different state game lands — 50,125 acres in all — and will begin as soon as ...

NDA offering virtual programs on Chronic Wasting Disease

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The National Deer Association, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Wildlife Futures Program, is holding a series of meetings to update and inform the public on Chronic Wasting Disease, a disease that always is fatal to the deer and elk ...

Things you learn to land that spring gobbler

By Shirley Grenoble For the Mirror When spring gobbler season opens May 1, we are wondering if it could possibly be snow or rain to we will have to contend with this time. One thing we all know is that if gobblers are as stubborn and close-mouthed this season as they were last year, we ...

Dead man accepted risks of world with grizzly bears

By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Grizzly bears are part of life in the gateway communities bordering Yellowstone National Park, and backcountry snowmobile guide Charles “Carl” Mock knew well the risks that come with working, hiking and fishing among the ...

North American bat population dying off

From Mirror reports White-nose syndrome has killed over 90% of northern long-eared, little brown and tri-colored bat populations in fewer than 10 years, according to a new study published in Conservation Biology. Researchers also noted declines in Indiana bat and big brown bat ...