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A free, open-to-the-public Family Paddling Program skill-building event presented by the state Fish & Boat Commission is set for M.K. Goddard State Park on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
This program is designed for families with children age 8 and older who are new to paddling. Participants will learn about regulations, equipment, and paddling safety skills during a brief on-shore lesson. The remainder of this four-hour program will take place on the water in canoes and kayaks practicing paddling strokes, self rescue and other safety skills.
All canoes, kayaks, paddles and personal floatation devices will be provided. Participants must come prepared to get wet and bring water, snacks, sun block, sunglasses and snug-fitting foot protection (no flip-flops permitted). Foot protection and life jackets must be worn at all times
Pre-registration is required and will be accepted until Friday. Space is limited.
n More information or to pre-register, go to fishandboat.com and select “Calendar of Events.”
Waterfowl hunting regulators to provide update and seek input on upcoming seasons and limits
Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Aug. 9 co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Northwest Pennsylvania Duck Hunters Association on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2013-14 waterfowl hunting seasons.
Tamarack Lake-lovers seek volunteers to help with cleanup event
Tamarack Lake cleanup days, in conjunction with French Creek Conservancy, are Sept. 7 and organizers are recruiting volunteers.
Fishing, hunting seminars and kid-friendly fun set for Outdoor Showcase
Armstrong is looking for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, experts and vendors to participate at this year’s Antlers and Anglers Outdoor Showcase, which is scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. The event offers local sportsmen, vendors and outdoor organizations the opportunity to sell and demonstrate their wares and conduct educational seminars.
- 5/20/2013 Tamarack Osprey Photo Gallery
Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tournament on for Saturday
The Canadohta Lake Ice Fishing Tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday after the original Feb. 9 tournament date was canceled.
Area trout stocking schedule is set
With another long and cold winter pretty much behind us, many Pennsylvania anglers are already looking ahead to our state’s trout season opener. As in the past several years, the opening day of trout season will vary depending on what region you plan to fish. For trout fishermen fishing in Crawford County and the eight-county northwest region, opening day is April 13. In certain other regions, opening day will be earlier, so check the 2013 Fishing Regulations book. New for 2013, fishermen will have a choice among buying a one-year, three-year or five-year fishing license.
Man claims he saw Bigfoot on Texas river
A Texas man was cleaning graves in Port Neches, Texas, when he claims he saw two Bigfoot-like creatures standing across the river.
Local event features noted outdoorsman giving whitetail seminar
The First Baptist Church of Linesville holds a sportsman’s banquet on March 16 at 5 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
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