Outdoors

2014 Tour de Bill Bicycle Event Announced

1 week 6 days ago
Bicycle Williamsport - Saturday, June 7

Wegmans and the YMCA are organizing 2014's Tour de Bill bicycle event scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014. The event includes over 15 miles of bicycling together through Downtown Williamsport. All Proceeds benefit the Williamsport Branch YMCA Annual Campaign. See the flyer for all the details! 

Party on the Patio is Back at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

April 23, 2014

Each Thursday throughout summer, enjoy live entertainment, great drink specials and more more»

A Stitch In Time Brilliant in Weiss Final at Pocono

April 23, 2014

April 19, 2014

A Stitch In Time, unbothered by an outside post, put together a dominant performance to win the $30,000 final of the Bobby Weiss late closer series for three and four-year-old pacing colts, stallions, and geldings on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. more»

Governor Corbett Commits $2 million to Restore Glade Run Lake

April 23, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett today joined state and local officials to announce that he has committed $2 million in capital budget funds toward the restoration of Glade Run Lake in Valencia, PA.

Quarterly Meeting Scheduled for May 5-6

April 22, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on May 5-6 at the PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Office, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, Pennsylvania, 18428.

Miller’s Horses Continue to Dominate Weiss at Pocono

April 17, 2014

April 16, 2014

Even with a substitute driver, Take The Money and Perfect Alliance continued to dominate Bobby Weiss series action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with easy wins on Wednesday night. Two $15,000 divisions of the Weiss were held for three and four-year-old trotting fillies and mares. more»

2014 Family Fishing Festivals Set for May and June

April 17, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has scheduled several opportunities in May and June for families to learn fishing skills and enjoy fishing.

Family Fishing Trout Program Scheduled at Fuller Lake

April 17, 2014

Join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) on Tuesday, May 6, at Fuller Lake, Cumberland County, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for a trout fishing program geared for families who want to learn fishing skills and enjoy fishing.

Weiss Late Closing Series 4th Leg this week

April 15, 2014

 

WILKES-BARRE PA – Fillies and mares will have the spotlight shine on them during the early-week cards at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as pacing distaffs will contest the fourth and final preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series on Tuesday, and their trotting counterparts going on Wednesday.  more»

Ray Hall and You Rock My World Score in Weiss at Pocono

April 15, 2014

April 13, 2014

Ray Hall and You Rock My World picked up victories Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Bobby Weiss late closer series. There were two divisions of the Weiss held for three and four-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the trot, each carrying a purse of $15,000. more»

Abelard Hanover Wins Thrilling Feature at Pocono

April 14, 2014

April 12, 2014

Abelard Hanover made a second move late to rally for a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s featured Preferred pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000. more»

Heavy Favorites Come Up Empty in Weiss at Pocono

April 9, 2014

April 8, 2014

Miller’s Bird, A And G’s Design, and Prima Dragon all knocked off heavy favorites to win divisions of the Bobby Weiss series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions of the Weiss held for three and four-year-old fillies and mares on the pace, each carrying a purse of $15,000. more»

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Adds New Blackjack Tables

April 8, 2014

Sunburst Bar Now Features Live Table Games  more»

Sixteen Mikes and Ray Hall Sweep Prelims of Weiss at Pocono

April 7, 2014

April 6, 2014

Sixteen Mikes and Ray Hall completed sweeps of the preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss series to highlight action on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions held of the third leg of the Weiss Series for three and four-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the trot, each of which carried a purse of $15,000. more»

Three Career Marks in Weiss at Pocono

April 4, 2014

April 1, 2014

R Journey Together, Envious Hanover, and Stucklikeglue captured divisions of the Bobby Weiss Series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, all with career-best times. There were three Weiss divisions held for three and four-year-old fillies and mares on the pace, each carrying a purse of $15,000. more»

PFBC Sets 2014 Daily Creel Limits for Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye

April 4, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that the 2014 creel limit for Lake Erie yellow perch will remain at 30 per day and the creel limit for walleye will stay at six per day.

PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding

April 4, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grant Program.

April 12 Marks Statewide Opening Day of Trout Season

April 3, 2014

Anglers from across the state are gearing up to fish their favorite spots at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, which marks the traditional statewide opening day of trout season.

Businesses Offering Free Youth Fishing Licenses in Advance of Mentored Youth Fishing Day

April 1, 2014

Two outdoor recreation businesses like the idea of a voluntary youth fishing license enough that they are offering free licenses to kids ages 15 and younger as a way to encourage and develop interest in the sport.

Goodbye Snowy Owls

3 weeks 5 days ago
Snowy Owl photo by Lauren Shaffer.

Note from Publisher  Kathy Kolb: This Winter something wonderful happened. Our fields saw a great number of Snowy Owls. This is so unusual its been called a once in a life time event. Whether it was because the northern regions were extra cold I don't know. I've especially enjoyed reading Lauren Shaffer's articles on her blog. She has graciously allowed us to post some here. more»

Distaff Pacers Take Center Stage in Weiss at Pocono

March 26, 2014

March 25, 2014

R Journey Together, Envious Hanover, and Sweet Charity all scored wins Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Bobby Weiss series. The three divisions, which included three and four-year-old pacing mares, each carried a purse of $15,000. more»

Biologist Report - Southwest PA Trout Surveys

March 25, 2014

Highlights of some of the trout backpack electrofishing surveys conducted over the last few years conducted in SW Pa.

PA Fish and Boat Commission Plans Linesville Open House

March 25, 2014

Even though it still feels like winter, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold their annual spring Open House at the Linesville State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited in Concert at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

March 24, 2014

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to perform inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom on May 3rd more»

Weiss Series Highlights Sunday Action at Pocono

March 24, 2014

March 23, 2014

Sixteen Mikes, Ray Hall, and Time To Quit picked up wins in the first leg of the Bobby Weiss Series on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the three divisions of the series, which included three and four-year-old trotting colts, stallions, and geldings, carried a purse of $15,000. more»

Modern Family Wins Feature on Opening Night at Pocono

March 23, 2014

March 22, 2014

Modern Family parlayed a pocket trip into a late-kicking victory in the Preferred Handicap featured trot on Opening Night Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000. more»

Erie Science Consortium Seeks Public Support for Buoy System

March 20, 2014

The Erie-based Regional Science Consortium is seeking public support of a grant application it submitted to the Boat U.S. Foundation to help educate the public about a new buoy system which will be placed in the Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie in May.

Legislative Study Shows PFBC Tops Among Resource Agencies in Cost Effectiveness

March 20, 2014

A study issued today by the bipartisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) concluded that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is among the most efficiently run state agencies when compared to other fish and wildlife agencies across the country.

Executive Director to Provide Keynote Address at Annual Meeting of PA Academy of Science

March 20, 2014

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director John Arway will be the keynote dinner speaker at the 90th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science on Saturday, March 22, at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.

March 29 Marks Opening Day of Trout in 18 Southeastern Counties - PFBC Kicks Off Thank You Campaign

March 19, 2014

After an unusually cold and snowy winter, anglers are more excited than ever to get outside for the March 29 opening day of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2014 fishing season.

PFBC Reschedules Mentored Youth Fishing Days to May 10

March 19, 2014

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it has rescheduled its two Mentored Youth Fishing Days into one statewide date on May 10 because most of the waters where the events will be held remain covered in ice and are not expected to completely thaw in time.

Indian Interpreter to Portray Andrew Montour in Free Program

5 weeks 3 days ago
Indian Interpreter William Hunt to Portray Andrew Montour, founder of Montoursville, PA.

The past comes comes alive as Montoursville's namesake, Andrew Montour, returns to the area as portrayed by historian and re-enactor William Hunt. more»

Ned Smith and PA Fish and Boat Commission Team Up to Present Exhibition

March 12, 2014

The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is proud to join forces with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to present, Reflections: The Art of Tom Duran, Jr., a retrospective exhibit of Tom Durans work with the Commission.

Mentored Youth Fishing Days Fast Approaching

March 12, 2014

After a highly successful first run last year, the PFBCs popular Mentored Youth Fishing Days program returns this spring to kick off the 2014 fishing season.

Spa Sapphire Opens at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

March 11, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, PA  – Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Spa Sapphire are excited to announce th more»

Quiet Riot to Rock Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

March 10, 2014

Rock & Roll phenomenon to play the Keystone Grand Ballroom April 26th   more»

Annual Fishing License Buttons Available March 12

March 6, 2014

As announced in January, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reintroducing the availability of a Pennsylvania fishing license button.

God’s Country Marathon Going “Over the Hill”

7 weeks 1 day ago
Image of last year’s God’s Country Marathon winner, Bryan Morseman, of Addison, NY celebrating his victory as he crosses the finish line in downtown Coudersport, Pa.

Registration is now open for the 2014 God's Country Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay. This year's races will be held in Potter County on Saturday, June 7, 2014. It will be the 40th running of the God's Country Marathon, making it the second most longstanding marathon in Pennsylvania. more»

Kristian Bush Brings “Put Your Soul In It Tour” to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

March 3, 2014

Country superstar and Sugarland founder to perform inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom on April 19th   more»

Gear Up for Mentored Youth Fishing Days

February 27, 2014

The 2014 Mentored Youth Fishing Days are approaching, so youth anglers and their mentors are gearing up to fish on 41 waters across the state.

Tony Orlando in Concert at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

February 25, 2014

One of America’s best loved personalities to perform inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom on April 11th more»

Learn About Native Americans at the Riverland Indian Artifact Show

8 weeks 5 days ago
Learn more about Native American artifacts at the Riverland Indian Artifact Show When: March 1, 2014 Where: Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, 634 Salem Blvd, Berwick, PA 18603

 

Are you interested in Native American artifacts? Come and learn more about them from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at PPL's Susquehanna Riverlands Interpretive Center. more»

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Launches Customizable Rewards Program

February 19, 2014

Momentum offers guests a more personalized experience with tailored rewards and faster earning power more»

Executive Director Arway to Present Annual Report to House Game and Fisheries Committee

February 18, 2014

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway will present the agency annual report to the House Game and Fisheries Committee on Wednesday, February 19.

MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS ANNOUNCES 2014 RACING SCHEDULE

February 14, 2014

A double-header on Kentucky Derby Day and an additional day per week of racing in July and August are two of the changes in the new Pocono racing schedule for 2014, as announced by Vice President of Racing Operations, Dale Rapson. more»

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