In the spring of 1998, Paula and I were into our 10th month of living in the Adirondacks, and although we had wild brook trout in our backyard and enjoyed an exceptional winter of ice fishing on Lake Champlain, turkey hunting didn’t appear to be a legitimate pursuit.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s fishing license fees may rise in 2024 under a proposal advanced by the state’s Fish & Boat Commission.

CANTON — The Athens baseball team rallied from a four-run deficit to send Thursday’s game against Canton to extra innings, and then the Wildcats earned a 7-6 victory over the Warriors in the ninth inning.

SCRANTON — Jenelle Johns racked up 15 strikeouts in the circle to lead the Wyalusing Lady Rams to a 6-1 win over Scranton Prep on Thursday.

WYALUSING — The Wyalusing girls track and field team opened their season with a 110-39 win over Williamson on Tuesday.

BLOSSBURG — The Towanda tennis team rolled to a 5-0 sweep over North Penn-Liberty on Tuesday.

TOWANDA — The Towanda baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 win over visiting Cowanesque Valley on Tuesday afternoon.

TOWANDA — Towanda led 2-0 after four innings, but visiting Cowanesque Valley scored one run in the sixth and another in the seventh to force extra innings.

SAYRE — The Wyalusing Lady Rams opened their season with a 20-4 blowout win over host Sayre on Friday afternoon.

TOWANDA — The Towanda boys tennis team opened the 2023 season with a 4-1 win over visiting Cowanesque Valley on Friday afternoon.

CANTON — The Canton Warriors baseball squad fell to visiting Wellsboro by a 14-7 score in the season opener for both teams on Friday.

TIOGA JUNCTION — The Towanda baseball team used a four-run third inning to break open a 1-1 tie on their way to a 10-6 win over host Williamson on Wednesday.

ATHENS — Longtime Athens High School football coach Jack Young has decided to hang up his whistle after 22 seasons on the sidelines, according to Athens Superintendent Craig Stage.

This just didn’t feel right. Here I was, more than seven months out from a Alaskan mountain goat hunt, talking with several talented taxidermists about how I would like to display my billy after of what is sure to be a memorable hunt, regardless of whether I harvest a goat.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania bear hunters shot 3,170 bruins during the 2022 seasons, including a 634-pounder in Bradford County.

New York touts youth hunt program success

LAPORTE — The District IV champion Sullivan County Griffins struggled with the length, quickness and range of visiting La Academia in the opening round of the PIAA state playoffs on Friday night.

HERSHEY — Two local wrestlers punched their ticket to the state quarterfinals with first round wins on Thursday at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.

HERSHEY — Canton senior Mason Nelson placed second at sectionals a year ago before going just 1-2 at districts to end his junior season — which was filled with some nagging injuries — in disappointing fashion.

TOWANDA — Towanda senior Juliana Varner searched far and wide for the right fit when it came to where she will spend her college career, but in the end, it was a school right down the road that made the most sense.

MANSFIELD — With just five seconds remaining, Troy’s Jackson Taylor chucked the ball down the floor into the front court, not really knowing where it was going, and not really caring, for that matter. Colin Loveland ran underneath it like a receiver would a Tom Brady deep ball, perfectly in …

WILLIAMSPORT — The PIAA Class AA Northeast Region was loaded with talent this year and proved to be a tough test for local wrestlers, but five grapplers from the North Section were up to the challenge and are moving on to the state championships in Hershey.

MONTOURSVILLE — For the second time this week, the Athens boys basketball team came up just short at Montoursville High School — this time dropping a hard-fought 66-61 contest to Shamokin in the District IV Class AAAA third-place game on Friday night.

WILLIAMSPORT — The Towanda Black Knights led the way for local teams at the Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships on Friday night as they advanced two wrestlers to this morning’s semifinals at Williamsport High School.

ATHENS — The all-time passing leader in Athens football history isn’t done throwing the pigskin.

I’ll just recently made the decision, after taking inventory of our flies — dries, wets, nymphs and streamers — that I’m not buying any this year.

Pa. plans for new system of antlerless permit allocation

MONTOURSVILLE — Montoursville High School may have played host to Wednesday night’s District IV Class A boys basketball championship game, but it might as well have been called Sullivan County South for the night.