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Chronic wasting disease discovery prompts a call for support

Chronic wasting disease has turned up in a portion of Pennsylvania where it never existed outside a fence before., very near the state’s elk range. That’s got wildlife officials scrambling to not only control it, but get public support to do so.

July 14, 2017

Mentoring the mentors to promote fishing

Working to end=sure the future if fishing used to mean focusing on getting kids outdoors. These days? One expert calls for paying attention to potential adult mentors, too.

July 14, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a campfire treat and new archery target

How about a simple recipe for a tasty campfire treat? We’ve got that here, along with another camping tip and a look at a new archery target.

July 14, 2017

Fishing license display rule likely going away

Anglers for years have poked holes in hats, vests and shorts to display their fishing license. The rules that requires that is likely going away, however.

July 12, 2017

Youth pheasant hunt to be a celebration

It’s been decades since anyone’s harvested a truly wild ring-necked pheasant in Pennsylvania. Some young sportsmen and women will get that chance this fall, however.

July 11, 2017

New outdoor gear for summer fun

Think you need an excuse to buy new outdoor gear? Use the summer season as one. There are some new items on the market that make sense to use right now, when the weather is warm and sunny.

July 6, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a bluegill recipe and new lure

There’s nothing as traditional — or as tasty — as a good old-fashioned fish fry. Here’s a recipe for preparing bluegills that way. Plus, a new bass lure hits the market and a camping tip.

July 6, 2017

One largemouth lake proves a mystery, the other just fine

two lakes, two different stories. One seems to be doing just fine given its limitations, while the other is a confounding mystery,

July 5, 2017

Duck, goose hunters will see changes this fall

Duck and goose hunters will notice some changes across Pennsylvania this fall. They should also pay attention to safety in a couple of ways.

July 3, 2017

Closing hatcheries, fewer fish, all likely if no money found

What exactly is going to happen if the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission doesn’t get an infusion of new money, and soon? It’s not good, that’s for sure. The agency’s executive director outlines a possible bleak future.

June 30, 2017

Chronic wasting disease driving decisions, including those yet to be made

Deer management has always been complex. Questions surrounding chronic wasting disease are only making things more difficult.

June 30, 2017

Fishing education going mobile

In a world gone mobile, fishing education is following the same path. At least that’s the plan. The Pennsylvania Fish Read the full article…

June 30, 2017

Outdoor extras, including woodchucks and tents

With camping season in full swing, there’s a new tent on the market. Plus a tip[ on summertime bass fishing and what to do with all those woodchucks.

June 30, 2017

Everybody Adventures outdoors editor Bob Frye wins awards

Everybody Adventures and Tribune-Review outdoors editor was recently honored for several stories and a photo in state and national competitions.

June 29, 2017

Studying mosquitoes to help grouse

They’re a pest to humans, for sure. But mosquitoes may be more than that to ruffed grouse. Scientists are looking at how the bugs may be impacting populations of the poplar game bird.

June 29, 2017

Gypsy moths, giant smallmouths, invasive fish and other outdoor news

The fight to protect Pennsylvania’s forests from gypsy moths is an ongoing one. Plus, news of a giant Lake Erie smallmouth bass, invasive fish, and more.

June 28, 2017

Outdoor books for the sportsmen, naturalist

if you’re like me, you’re always looking to add to your outdoor library. here are three books worth consideration.

June 27, 2017

Fate of bass lakes still in question

Last year at this time, all four of these lakes looked to be full of stunted bass. Now, though? One remains a problem, ut the picture is less clear on the others.

June 26, 2017

Three semiautomatic rifles for small game hunting

This is the year. State lawmakers removed the prohibition on hunting with semiautomatic rifles in Pennsylvania last winter. Game Commissioners Read the full article…

June 23, 2017

Preparation key to filming outdoor adventures

Many outdoorsmen and women head into the woods these days looking to bring home video memories. To gete something special requires planning, however.

June 23, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a foil pack recipe, tip and new lure

If you’re looking for a special breakfast while at camp, consider this tasty, fruity foil pack favorite. Plus, a tip for summertime coyote hunters and a new fishing lure.

June 23, 2017

Otters doing increasingly well across Pennsylvania

Once scarce, otters are doing increasingly well across Pennsylvania. That may lead to new opportunities for trappers in the near future.

June 23, 2017

Camping weekend offers opportunity to look at nature deficit disorder

Children don’t get outdoors as they once did. We know that. But how to fix it? A day spent outdoors is always worthwhile. But two days? Or three? or even more? Camping offers opportunities to extend time in the woods and on the water.

June 22, 2017

Lake Arthur prime for bass, Crooked Creek for crappies

Lake Arthur has long been a prime spot for largemouth bass and that remains the case, according to some recent survey work. Crooked Creek, meanwhile, is prime for crappies.

June 21, 2017

Pymatuning improvements and other outdoor news

Structures intended to create fishing “hot spots” were recently installed in Pymatuning Lake. There’s plenty of other outdoor news here, too, from giant catfish to hunting licenses to stuck moose.

June 20, 2017

Technology likely coming to the duck blind, deer woods

Pennsylvania is traditionally pretty restrictive when it comes to allowing electronic devices for hunting. But that’s likely about to change, at least with regard to three products.

June 19, 2017

On the hunt for blue catfish

Pennsylvania’s rivers hold flathead and channel catfish now. once, they also held blues. Might they be returning? It seems a question of when rather than if.

June 16, 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.