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Nature's Ways: Cabbage White Butterfly Is a Serious Agricultural Pest
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Nature's Ways: Cabbage White Butterfly Is a Serious Agricultural Pest
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Several rather nondescript white butterflies flutter around in circles as if playing with one another. Every few minutes one or more of them stop to sip nectar from a purple New York ironweed flower. Soon they fly over my garden, one butterfly landing briefly on a broccoli plant — then on to anoth [Read More]
Trout Fishing Opens on County Streams This Weekend Trout Fishing Opens on County Streams This Weekend
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Saturday, April 13, is the day anticipated by many trout anglers. It is the opening day of trout fishing in 49 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties — including Centre and all adjacent counties. [Read More]
Trout fishing opens on county streams this weekend Trout fishing opens on county streams this weekend
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Saturday, April 13, is the day anticipated by many trout anglers. It is the opening day of trout fishing in 49 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties — including Centre and all adjacent counties. [Read More]
How Things Have Changed: Archery Hunting Then and Now How Things Have Changed: Archery Hunting Then and Now
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Pennsylvania held its first archery deer season in 1951. Only 5,542 people purchased the necessary $2 archery license so they could hunt in the bucks-only season. Those 5,000-plus hunters reported killing 33 bucks, which amounted to far less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the total deer harvest that [Read More]
Small Game Hunting Seasons Set to Open Small Game Hunting Seasons Set to Open
45 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Archery deer season recently got underway, and the small game seasons for ruffed grouse, squirrels and cottontail rabbits are set to open Saturday. Pheasant season opens a week later, on Saturday, Oct. 20. [Read More]
Small game hunting seasons set to open Small game hunting seasons set to open
46 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Few things get a hunter's heart pumping more than the cackle of a flushing ring-necked pheasant or the thunder of a ruffed grouse as it takes to the air. Other hunters have heightened anticipation when their baying beagles turn the corner and they know that a cottontail will be running their way. [Read More]
Conservationists Introduce Loosestrife Beetles to Battle Invasive Plants Conservationists Introduce Loosestrife Beetles to Battle Invasive Plants
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
A small group from Wildlife For Everyone gathered to see more than 600 alien Galerucella calmariensis beetles released late last month at the Julian Wetlands — a man-made marsh adjacent to Miles Hollow Road, north of Port Matilda. [Read More]
Conservationists introduce loosestrife beetles to battle invasive plants Conservationists introduce loosestrife beetles to battle invasive plants
62 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PORT MATILDA — A small group from Wildlife For Everyone gathered to see more than 600 alien Galerucella calmariensis beetles released late last month at the Julian Wetlands — a man-made marsh adjacent to Miles Hollow Road, north of Port Matilda. Insects accidently imported [Read More]
Writer offered a ringside seat for Pennsylvania's elk hunts     Writer offered a ringside seat for Pennsylvania's elk hunts
143 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Back in 1999, I was bouncing along over a rough gravel road in a pickup with then- Pennsylvania Game Commission elk biologist Rawley Cogan. Cogan was giving several writers and me a tour of a new addition to the Keystone State's elk range in the northcentral part of the state. That is when Cogan [Read More]
Chronic Wasting Disease: What Pennsylvania Hunters Need to Know Chronic Wasting Disease: What Pennsylvania Hunters Need to Know
147 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
Chronic wasting disease is currently an inconvenience to some area hunters, and maybe only an afterthought to others. Like it or not, CWD is a serious concern. Understanding what is at stake, knowing the rules and following them should be on every deer hunter's agenda this fall. [Read More]
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