Luzerne hunter takes 708-pound bear

A Luzerne County hunter shot a 708-pound bear, the second-largest taken in the state through the third day of the four-day season. Timothy J. Weaver of Dallas shot his trophy bear at Harvey’s Lake on Nov. 20. Only Michael Rubeo of Mercer has bagged a larger...
Hunters in Luzerne Co. take two 600-pound bears

Hunters in Luzerne Co. take two 600-pound bears

Hunters in Luzerne County took two bears weighing more than 600 pounds apiece through the second day of the regular season. Corrina Kishbaugh of Nanticoke shot a 623-pound male on Nov. 17 in Newport Twp. while Brian P. Bonner Jr. of brought down a a 607-pound male in...
Fish and Boat Commision names new director

Fish and Boat Commision names new director

    A deputy environmental secretary has been tapped as the next executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, where he served previously. Tim Schaeffer, deputy secretary for water programs at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,...
A sanctuary for hawks and hawk-watchers

A sanctuary for hawks and hawk-watchers

The winds of autumn carry birds of prey over Hawk Mountain. To get a look, takes a drive of less than an hour from Hazleton to Drehersville. Increase your chances of seeing a mass of birds by traveling on a day after a rain when a cold front is moving through....
Bird walk Sept. 1 at Lacawac

Bird walk Sept. 1 at Lacawac

Hikers can join experts from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Audubon Society on a hike through the Lacawac Sanctuary on Sept. 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. They will look for migrating birds passing through the sanctuary at 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. Bring binoculars.