East Penn Press

Friday, February 21, 2020

Kayaks can provide winter fun

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by NICK HROMIAKSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

For avid kayakers, there’s no need to stop paddling when the weather turns frigid. But for those who choose to go out on the water, there are precautions that must be taken during these freezing times.

Veteran kayakers say that while winter paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see some amazing winter beauty, it must be done with safety in mind.

Novice paddlers often times fail to realize that although temperatures may be above average right now, the water is still dangerously cold and you must be prepared.

Antlered doe taken in MO

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by NICK HROMIAKSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

The past year has had some interesting outdoor notables. Here are a few of those stories.

BALD EAGLES

We most recently wrote that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has once again installed an improved live Eagle Cam at a bald eagle nest site in Hanover, York County.

It is nature watching at its best. It’s a live video feed that can be enjoyed on your computer while sipping a coffee in the comforts of your home.

Tons of elk taken in Keystone State hunt

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by NICK HROMIAKSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

Why hunt elk out West when you can stay in the Keystone State and bag an 894-pound, 7x6 racked bull elk? That’s what Rodney Hoover of Martinsburg did on Nov. 2 during Pennsylvania’s lottery draw elk hunt.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, more than 73 percent of hunters taking part in the 2015 elk hunt took home a trophy elk. Of that, 85 elk were taken during the regular, one-week elk season that ended Nov. 7.

Those licensed to hunt antlered elk - or bulls - had a 95-percent success rate. That’s better than most high-priced elk hunts out West or New Mexico.