Mark Nale

7 elk taken in extended season [Photo]

Brian May, of Dillsburg, poses with the large 6×8 bull that he harvested in January. This was the only bull elk taken during the extended season. Photo courtesy Trophy Rack Lodge Benezette, Pa. — Christmas came late for 15 Pennsylvania elk hunters. The lucky ones were the Elk Hunt Zone 5 permit holders who were unsuccessful during the recent fall…

Pennsylvania sees first case of West Nile virus in a dove

Port Matilda, Pa. — An ongoing Pennsylvania study that began in 2015 strongly links the ruffed grouse population decline to invasion of West Nile virus. Now, at least one more Keystone State game species – the mourning dove – was also found to have died from the disease. A sick dove was observed near Port Matilda in late August. The…