2019 Hiking Series to Start April 9 at Big Pocono Park

Megan Fedor, with back to the camera, watches hikers cross a creek at Hickory Run State Park. Fedor will begin her annual hiking series on April 9 at Big Pocono State Park. The vistas are as big as the name at Big Pocono State Park. That’s where Megan Fedor this...
Ice Fall

Ice Fall

The sun shined, but droplets hit as if I were skiing through a rainstorm. It wasn’t a sun shower. Rather trees at Hazle Twp. Community Park were shedding from the previous day’s sleet storm. I got pelted by crystals as soon as I began skiing toward Lake...

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...