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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Rifle shooters earn awards, carry on tradition

Southwestern Pennsylvania has a long tradition of producing top-notch competition rifle shooters. That’s still going strong, based on some recent scores.

September 6, 2017

September will reveal worst of EHD outbreak among deer

The EHD outbreak that’s killing deer in western Pennsylvania is probably going to get worse before it gets better. This month will reveal the extent of things.

September 5, 2017

Talking state record rainbow trout and gill lice

Pennsylvania doesn’t have a new state record rainbow trout after all, now that an angler’s application was officially rejected. What the state does have is more gill lice.

September 1, 2017

New opportunities may be coming for disabled hunters

Disabled hunters have a few options for getting around on state game lands now. More may be coming, though. And for able-bodied hunters? There may soon be something new for them, too.

September 1, 2017

Outdoors extras, including a dove hunter recipe, paddling tip and more

A recipe for dove hunters? We’ve got it here. Plus, a paddling safety tip and new fishing lure for toothy critters.

September 1, 2017

Northern water snakes a blustery, but harmless and common, neighbor on the water

Northern water snakes were once persecuted because people thought they preyed excessively on game fish. Now, though, they’re doing well.

September 1, 2017

Wasting disease behind effort to survey, kill more white-tailed deer

Hunters in northwestern Pennsylvania have an opportunity to shoot more white-tailed deer this year. But will they? That’s one question. Read the full article…

August 31, 2017

Team USA takes bronze medal in 2017 youth world fly fishing championship

The U.S. youth fly fishing team took bronze in international competition at the 2017 World Youth Fly Fishing Championship in Slovenia. A Pittsburgh-area youth helped lead the way,

August 30, 2017

Ear-tagged deer test negative for disease, lead to conviction

Two ear-tagged deer found wandering in Elk County both tested negative for chronic wasting disease. But the man who illegally captured and tagged them has been convicted.

August 25, 2017

Rock bass provide fishermen with feisty late summer fun

The dog days of summer don;t have to mean looking only for catch. Rock bass are plenty active at this time of year, too, and fun to catch.

August 25, 2017

Think stealth for entering, exiting deer stands

It all seems so perfect. With archery season fast approaching, you’ve found the perfect place to hang a stand or Read the full article…

August 25, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a catfish on a stick recipe

With archery season on the horizon, there’s a new ground blind on the market. Plus, how about a tip on catching catfish and a recipe for when you do?

August 25, 2017

Trout Club tackles more stream habitat improvements

Tubmill Trout Club Unlimited has been very active over the years to improve stream habitat. This summer was no exception.

August 25, 2017

Documentary explores life of famed artist Ned Smith

Ned Smith earned well-deserved honors for his art depicting wildlife. It was his eye for detail that set him apart.

August 22, 2017

EHD outbreak killing deer across western PA

An EHD outbreak is killing deer across western Pennsylvania, and will likely continue to do so until the first hard frost of the season. Game Commission officials are asking people to report cases they encounter.

August 21, 2017

Wrong place, wrong time, as PA elk euthanized amid CWD fears

The threat of chronic wasting disease getting into Pennsylvania’s elk herd was enough to cause one trophy bull elk to be euthanized. But is that enough?

August 18, 2017

Tree stands new No. 1 danger to hunters

Tree stands are incredibly popular among deer hunters these days. Unfortunately, what’s also become more common is injuries resulting from falls.

August 18, 2017

Carp fishing hot spots and special panfish opportunities

Common carp aren’t often thought of a prime game fish species, but the Fish and Boat Commission can tell you where to find big ones. Plus, news on a couple of special Labor Day fishing opportunities.

August 18, 2017

Outdoors extras, including a new bass fishing lure

You want outdoor extras? We’ve got outdoor extras… Lure of the week Lure name: Rock Banger Company: Gene Larew Lures Read the full article…

August 18, 2017

Outdoor recreation a powerful force for fun, economy

Outdoor recreation is not only fun and healthy, it’s an important part of the nation’s economy, too. It supports lots of spending, taxes and jobs. That, and more outdoor news on carp, pike, elk, birds, and more.

August 17, 2017

Exploring history in Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek State Park is home to all kinds of history, much of it still visible. Hikers, bikers and others who visit today can explore it several ways.

August 16, 2017

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

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.