“The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.”
The early bird seasons begin in less than one month.
Canada goose and dove hunters may take to the fields on Sept. 1.
Dove hunters will have the opportunity to participate in what is being called a triple-split season. The first season runs through Sept. 29, with hunting allowed between noon and sunset. The second and third splits will be Oct. 27 to Nov. 24 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, with hunting hours a half-hour before sunrise until sunset. In all three seasons, the daily bag limit is 15 with a possession limit of 30.
The early statewide season for resident Canada geese is Sept. 1-25. The bag limit in the early season is eight geese and a possession limit of 16. However, there are bag limits restrictions in most of the Southern James Bay Population Goose Zone and on the Pymatuning Reservoir.
The controlled hunting areas at the Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lebanon-Lancaster counties, as well as all of State Game Land 46, will remain closed to September goose hunting to address the decline in the resident Canada goose flock.
According to Kevin Jacobs who is the Game Commission’s waterfowl biologist, “Hunting remains the most effective and efficient way to manage resident Canada geese, provided that hunters can gain access to geese in problem areas.”
Young Pennsylvania hunters, ages 12-15 that have a junior hunting license will be able to participate in special waterfowl hunting days on Saturday, Sept. 15 and on Sept. 22. As a reminder, the Game Commission is hosting its annual Waterfowl Symposium on Aug. 10 at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Eco camp openings
There are just a few remaining spots for children between the ages of 13-15 at the EcoQuest Camp that will run Aug. 14-17 at the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center that is near Carlisle.
Each day at the camp combines recreational activity, such as hiking, kayaking, swimming and hands-on conservation projects with fun connections to nature.
The goal of EcoQuest is to improve the campers’ appreciation of the out-of-doors while learning to conserve our natural resources. The total fee is $85 and to register please call (717) 486-3799 or email email@example.com.
The big meteor showers of the year will be here soon but not quite yet this week. However, you can start looking up because there’s plenty to see this week.
If you look about one-quarter of the way up from the southwestern horizon to the top of the sky an hour after the sun goes down, your eye will likely be drawn to three bright objects.
The highest one is Saturn, which shines at magnitude 0.8. That’s slightly brighter than its neighbors, at the brightness of 1.0 is the star Spica and the brightest one is the planet Mars (to Saturn’s lower right).
Saturn always looks spectacular when viewed through a telescope. Mars shines brightly all week. This week, the biggest reason to focus on Mars is that on Sunday night (actually early Monday morning) an emissary from our country, the robotic explorer named Curiosity, will land on the Martian surface in the Gale Crater at about 1:30 a.m.
By the way, the name Curiosity was selected by NASA based on the winning essay submitted by a Kansas sixth-grader.
There are lots of indicators pointing to continued strong sales for firearms, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.
One of the best indicators of firearms sales is the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System, which federally-licensed retailers use to conduct the mandatory check on purchasers of new and used firearms.
Last year was a record-setting sales year and July marked an unprecedented 26th straight month of background check increases when compared to the same period in the previous year.
What’s happening there?
Raystown Lake over in Huntingdon County is our state’s only water to receive new, deeper levels of detail in the most-recent round of upgrades by Navionics.
For more information or to view these maps please visit: www.navionics.com.
“The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.”
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