2020 Pennsylvania fishing licenses are now on sale

Have you already set your sights on the 2020 fishing season (or are you looking for a holiday gift for the angler in your life)? Pennsylvania fishing licenses for 2020 went on sale on December 1. All 2020 fishing licenses purchased in December are valid for 13 months, through the end of 2020. The price of an annual resident fishing license for the upcoming year is $22.90. Multi-year options are also available.

“When you buy a fishing license now, you really get the most value for your dollar, said Amber Nabors, Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Bureau of Outreach, Education, and Marketing. “Not only will you be covered for every fishing season for the rest of this year and next year, but if you like to buy your license at a store, you can avoid the long lines we often see around the start of the spring trout season.” 

New Hampshire man loses wedding ring while hiking and other hikers use metal detector to track it down

In a story that goes to show that hikers really will go the extra mile, a man in New Hampshire lost his wedding ring while on a 10-mile hike on Mount Hancock and then issued a plea on Facebook for anyone hiking the mountain to keep an eye out for it. Two hikers saw Bill Giguere’s Facebook post and decided to see if they could track the ring down. 

Armed with a metal detector and just one clue—that the ring may have fallen off of Giguere’s hand while he switched gloves near the north peak, the hikers were astounded when the metal detector began beeping. A quick dig through the snow revealed the missing ring. “Good directions from Bill, a little luck, a little fate and it all came together at that spot,” Tom Gately, who found the ring, told CNN affiliate WCVB.

Tiny puppy preserved in ice for 18,000 years discovered in Siberia

Scientists have discovered a small puppy preserved in the permafrost of Siberia for the past 18,000 years. Remarkably, the puppy is in extremely good condition. The puppy has all of its limbs, fur, whiskers, nose, and even its milk teeth. The puppy is male but scientists are still trying to determine if it is a wolf or a dog.

The puppy, named Dogor—the word for “friend” in the area of Siberia where it was discovered, was uncovered last year and remains in Russia where scientists from around the world are scrutinizing it. An analysis of the pup dates its life at a time in history when many wolves were going extinct and dogs were emerging, the Washington Post reports. Scientists believe that Dogor may be a link between wolves and dogs.