Pennsylvania Pets & Animals

One Of The Most Incredible Small Businesses In Pennsylvania, Midnight Izzy’s Proves There’s Nothing Stronger Than A Mother’s Love

Entrepreneurs all have something – a dream or a vision, perhaps – that drives them to take the leap into the unknown. Starting a business, after all, comes with a lot of unknowns. Will the business be a hit or a miss? Will it beat the odds in a crowded playing field? The what if’s […] The post One Of The Most Incredible Small Businesses In Pennsylvania, Midnight Izzy’s Proves There’s Nothing Stronger Than A Mother’s Love appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Times West Virginian

Peregrine falcons are soaring in greater numbers

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Populations of peregrine falcons are soaring the skies in greater numbers these days thanks in part to conservation efforts across the state of Pennsylvania and locally. Dan Brauning, a retired Game Commission wildlife biologist and co-author of a management and recovery plan for falcons, said he’s seen...
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Erie Times-News

Eagles, leaves and the Pa. Grand Canyon

When it comes to wildlife, it's difficult to find something as majestic as an eagle. This week's photo is a memorable one for me. On Friday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission released this young bird at State Game Lands 93 in Somerset County. The property is located across the highway from the Flight 93 National Memorial that remembers the events that happened there on Sept. 11, 2001.

5 Bugs You Should Kill On Sight in Pennsylvania

My co-worker recently did an article on the 8 ways to battle a Spotted Lanternfly. Since this insect is very harmful to the environment, experts have advised residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio to kill them on sight. This got me thinking about some of the other bugs that...

Another Pennsylvania city goes Lights Out for migrating birds

A second Pennsylvania city has launched a Lights Out effort to protect the hundred thousand birds that pass over it during migration each fall. Pittsburgh has joined Philadelphia in the national Lights Out initiative, a voluntary program that encourages building owners and tenants to turn off as much internal and external building lighting as possible at night, particularly lights on upper floors and lobbies.

Population Of Black Bears Climbs In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania traps and tags black bears each year to estimate the overall bear population and help guide management decisions. After the state placed limits on bear hunting, the population has taken off. The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier went out with biologists in search of bears.

Stroll Past Scarecrows In The Village In Pennsylvania, A Local Tradition Since 1979

With its selection of eclectic shops and charming restaurants, the fairytale-like Peddler’s Village beckons visitors all year round. Once autumn rolls around, however, the enchanting village becomes even more energizing. It offers a full slate of family-friendly activities and signals the return of the annual Scarecrows in the Village in Pennsylvania. Have you been to […] The post Stroll Past Scarecrows In The Village In Pennsylvania, A Local Tradition Since 1979 appeared first on Only In Your State.
Field & Stream

The Full Story Behind Pennsylvania’s 455-Inch State Record Bull Elk

The sixth-largest elk ever killed nationwide was not taken out West. In 2020, a hunter shot a 455-inch trophy bull in Pennsylvania. The animal is likely the largest elk ever harvested in the Keystone State. The hunter, Duane Kramer, a concrete contractor from Bellingham, Washington, has been chasing big game for over three decades.

Spotted Lanternfly seen throughout Central PA

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ) — The Spotted Lanternfly is back in Central PA and there have been multiple confirmed reports of them right in Blair County. The insect-making national news has now been spotted in Central PA prompting the state Department of Agriculture to issue warnings. Plus the creation of the spotted lanternfly compliance and enforcement team which will conduct permit and inspection record checks for businesses in the 34 quarantined counties in the state starting next week to prevent the spread of the invasive species.

Join Humane PA for 44th Annual Walk for the Animals

Reading, PA – Humane Pennsylvania celebrates its 44th Annual Performance Toyota Walk for the Animals on Saturday, September 18th, at Jim Dietrich Park. The animal welfare organization looks forward to hosting this long-standing traditional event in person this year, as last year’s Walk went virtual due to COVID-19. The Walk is free and open to the public. Registration is still open, with a limited amount of commemorative Walk t-shirts remaining. Registration levels include a $22 general walker, or $12 kid walker. As well as a $50 VIP walker option, which includes a commemorative bandana, a picnic style buffet, as well as complimentary beer and wine. Registrations levels are available at All money raised directly supports animals in our care the local communities we serve.

Sip & Paint Party to benefit Service Paws of Central PA

Service Paws of Central PA helps individuals in need of service dogs receive the life-changing gift of having a service dog companion. But service dogs have special skills, and are not cheap! Join Service Paws of Central PA for a fun Sip & Paint event on September 26th, and help out their amazing cause.
Outdoor Life

This 455-Inch Pennsylvania Elk Might Be the New State Record

Hunter Duane Kramer of Bellingham, Washington, bought a lot of raffle tickets for a chance to hunt giant elk in Pennsylvania. Kramer won the Keystone Elk Country Alliance drawing in 2020, and it culminated in the best bull elk of his life. Kramer’s massive non-typical Pennsylvania elk has an incredible entry score of 455 points. It was taken last October and will be officially scored by a Boone & Crockett panel of judges at the 31st Big Game Awards, which are scheduled for July 21 to 23, 2022, in Springfield, Missouri, at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium.