George Washington Sears, aka Nessmuk, wrote in the 1800s of the outdoors that, "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it. We go to smooth it." That’s as true now as ever. The outdoors are for refreshing the soul and lifting the spirit.

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Outdoor extras, including a crappie fishing tip

Crappie fishing and minnows under a bobber? That’s an old standard. but here’s a twist on how to present that bait that can sometimes trigger finicky fish to bite

March 22, 2018

Tips for finding bass throughout the season

Finding bass is the first step to catching bass. One pro explains how he goes about getting on fish and eliminating unproductive water quickly.

March 22, 2018

Fish and Boat Commission gets chilly reception

The Fish and Boat Commission didn’t face a lot of questions or comments when delivering its annual report to state Senators. But those it did hear weren’t overly friendly.

March 22, 2018

Erie Extreme puts the fun in fishing on television

Erie Extreme is a fishing show, that’s true. But the fishing is really just a “hook” to promote fun and a region that offers all kinds of opportunities.

March 14, 2018

Forest fire season is here and those who venture outdoors need to remember that

Forest fire season has arrived. For the next three months especially, all those who wander the woods need to be careful and practice some common sense safety.

March 14, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a cold weather water filter tip

Heading outdoors in the cold weather? Keep your water filter warm. Plus, we look at a cold weather bass lure and a fun camping recipe.

March 14, 2018

Youth trapping season under review

Might a youth trapping season be the key to getting more kids involved in the sport? No one in the country has tried that, but it’s an idea under discussion right now.

March 14, 2018

No second buck and other outdoor news

Pennsylvania deer hunters aren’t going to get a shot at a second buck. We’ve got that, plus lots of other outdoor news from around the country.

March 14, 2018

Successful spring turkey hunting with a decoy hinges on a few key factors

Spring turkey hunting seasons are on teh horizon. Now is the time to figure out how to work your decoys this year.

March 8, 2018

Massasauga rattlesnake responds to habitat work

The massasauga rattlesnake is threatened across its range. A recent research project shows habitat management can help populations, though.

March 8, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a survival tool and fun recipe

Looking for a good survival tool, one that you carry without even thinking about it? Well, here it is. Plus, we’ve got a hunting tip and recipe, too.

March 8, 2018

Delaware River trout, trout anglers to get a closer look

The Delaware River is home to lots of trout and trout angling. Both are going to be under a microscope the next three years.

March 8, 2018

Shenango River investigation to continue as changes occur

Anglers on the Shenango River will find trout again this year, just in different places than usual. An investigation into the problem behind that is ongoing.

March 8, 2018

Some hunters consuming sick deer, despite warnings

Sick deer, or even deer that appear to be ill or unusual, should not be eaten. That’s a message some hunters are either not getting or are ignoring.

March 1, 2018

For springtime bass, think green weeds

Anglers seeking springtime bass would be wise to spend as much time looking for weeds as fish. They’re critical, especially if located near vertical cover.

March 1, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a bluegill recipe

Here’s a tasty bluegill recipe for those fish caught through the ice or open water. Plus, we take a look at a new fishing lure and offer a shooting tip.

March 1, 2018

Coyotes, red foxes learning to co-exist

Coyotes and red foxes have historically not been very friendly toward one another. A new study shows they’re able to co-exist if the living is easy enough, though.

March 1, 2018

PA’s retiring state forester looks back, ahead

Pennsylvania’s chief state forester is retiring after nearly four decades on the job. He takes a look back at where state forests were and where they’re headed.

February 28, 2018

Recruitment, retention, reactivation focus of the outdoors world

Recruitment, retention and reactivation of sportsmen and women is a huge focus in the outdoor community right now. Nothing less than the future of hunting and fishing are at stake.

February 22, 2018

Outdoor expo, fishing classic to honor passionate outdoorsman

An outdoor expo set for early March will raise money to stock trout. It’s all an effort to honor a young man who left a legacy of love for fishing and hunting.

February 22, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a fishing tip and gear for stinging insects

Stinging insects? Yes, unfortunately they’re a part of the better weather that’s coming, too. Here’s a tool for dealing with them, though, as well as a fun campfire recipe and fishing tip.

February 22, 2018

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act marks anniversary with water trails

America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is 50 years old in 2018. Hitting a water trail is a great way to celebrate and honor its importance.

February 22, 2018

Expanding populations of fishers may lead to opportunities

Populations of fishers continue to expand, both numerically and geographically, across Pennsylvania. Trappers and perhaps even hunters could benefit.

February 22, 2018

Link between antler restrictions and CWD spread more myth than fact

Antler restrictions, so popular with so many hunters across Pennsylvania, don’t contribute to the spread of chronic wasting disease, says the Game Commission’s chief deer biologist.

February 14, 2018

Bobcat harvests, populations bear watching

Bobcat numbers climbed steadily across Pennsylvania for quite a few years. It appears as through that may have come to an end, however.

February 14, 2018

Hook set key to power fishing success

Heavy tackle is key to power fishing. The real secret to success, though, involves leverage and hook sets.

February 14, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a new twist on an old fishing lure

An old fishing lure made new with addition of flash and color? That’s what we’re talking here. Plus, we’ve got a venison recipe and a fishing tip.

February 14, 2018

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.