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Ancient forests offer glimpse of past

So you want to see what Pennsylvania looked like 400 years ago? Wander among some of the state’s old growth forests.

August 15, 2017

Trying to solve the mystery of the co-op access program

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s co-op access program has been around for decades. Yet, there are still landowners and hunters who don’t know how it works or how to use it.

August 14, 2017

Teen ambassadors speaking up for conservation

The camps for teens run by the Wildlife Leadership Academy will test the hardiest souls. but those who come out the other side are powerful voices for conservation.

August 10, 2017

Wet wading a simple summertime fishing pleasure

Forget, for the most part, the fancy gear. If you want t op enjoy a simple summertime pastime, grab your fishing rod and wander off into the water.

August 10, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a tip on placing deer stands

Seeing deer tracks in the mud can tell you where the animals have been. if you want to know where they’ll be come fall, consider this tip. Plus, a camping breakfast recipe and essential camp gadget.

August 10, 2017

A turkey sighting survey and other outdoor news

Spotting many turkeys while out and about in the outdoors? If so, the Game Commission wants to know about it. Plsu, a roundup of other outdoor news.

August 10, 2017

LakeFest, Elk Expo offer fun outdoors

One;’s a celebration of a lake that’s going away temporarily. The other’s a celebration of a hunt that’s yet to come. Both will offer outdoor fun.

August 9, 2017

Popularity of trapping remains strong

To be a trapper takes times and commitment. A perhaps surprising number of people are more than willing to make the investment, however.

August 8, 2017

Keeping common wildlife common the goal with the great blue heron

Great blue herons are not in trouble in Pennsylvania right now. Wildlife officials — mindful of how the state’s other three herons species are struggling — want to make sure that doesn’t change.

August 4, 2017

Bears are wild, beautiful and sometimes troubling

Black bear populations are growing in most places around the country. While that’s largely a good thing, there are challenges that arise when people and bears meet.

August 4, 2017

Outdoors extras, including a sweet campfire dessert

If you like desserts that are sinfully sweet when you’re camping, this one is for you. Plus, a brand new lure hits the market and a camping tip.

August 4, 2017

Tri-State Bait still supplying anglers after 51 years

Statistics show that most small businesses only last a few years. Not so with Tri-State Bait, though. For 51 years now it’s been supplying eager anglers with what they need for success.

August 3, 2017

Shrinking, changing the vehicle fleet

There are two questions: how many vehicles does the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission have and how many does it need?

August 1, 2017

Survey to guide future of state parks

What doe the future hold for Pennsylvania state parks? Visitors are being asked to offer opinions via surveys now through fall.

July 31, 2017

Prepare now for archery hunting success later

Your agony will be immeasurable. Imagine if, six or eight or 10 weeks from now, you’re up in a treestand Read the full article…

July 28, 2017

The best time for catching big fish

So when is the best time to be on the water if catching a really big fish is your goal? It’s any time and all the time, all rolled into one.

July 28, 2017

Outdoors extras, including a cool camping tool and warm weather fishing tip

Want a handy little camp tool that can help you eat plus do a lot more? Check this out. Plus, a warm weather fishing tip and tasty recipe.

July 28, 2017

Suspicious deer raise worries about possible CWD spread

The discovery of a CWD-positive deer near Pennsylvania’s elk range caused worry enough. Now the Game Commission is investigating two farm-raised whitetails within the elk range that were on the loose.

July 28, 2017

Muskrat decline seems at end, but now what?

It’s not news to say that muskrat populations aren’t doing well in Pennsylvania ir anywhere, really. But what’s behind that? And what can be done to turn things around? There are no easy answers.

July 27, 2017

Pennsylvania’s mountain pie challenge

Campers far and wide know the sweet and savory treat that is a campfire-made mountain pie. But how good can they be, really? A competition underway right now shows the possibilities.

July 26, 2017

Catfish for kids, an elk deadline and more outdoor news

Here’s an event meant to get kids an families fishing, using some specially-stocked channel catfish. Plus, an elk deadline, state records, a shooter survey and more.

July 25, 2017

Looking to the future of wild trout and Somerset Lake

If it’s wild trout that interests you, or the future of Somerset Lake, here’s your chance to hear what the future holds. Two upcoming events will focus on those topics.

July 21, 2017

The mechanics of accuracy on the range

  What qualifies as acceptable accuracy in a rifle? The answer to that question has changed over time. In the Read the full article…

July 21, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a new lure and camping tip

A Brand-new-to-the-market topwater lure promises action on largemouth and smallmouth bass. meanwhile, a camping tip and a fish recipe.

July 21, 2017

Commissioners appointed to Game, Fish and Boat boards

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board has four new members, the Game Commission board two. But it wasn’t easy.

July 21, 2017

Combining high explosives and fire to get bobwhite quail

Pennsylvania doesn’t have any wild bobwhite quail left, but wants them back. Might using fire — even over high explosives — be the key?

July 20, 2017

Amending the constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish

Pennsylvanians have hunted, fished and trapped since the first days of colonization. Will they always be able to do those things, though? A lawmaker wants to make sure the answer is yes.

July 18, 2017

Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.