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.

Try convincing yourself of that – or better yet, your spouse, children or friends – when their feet are cold, their line is tangled, their sleeping bag is soggy, or their paddle is broken. Having the right gear can make all the difference.

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Backyard Bird Count set to begin

The 2018 version of the Great Backyard Bird Count is about to get underway. Citizens scientists interested in helping biologists study birds are being asked to turn their eyes toward their feeders and landscapes.

February 14, 2018

Anglers and boaters invited to sportsmen’s forum

Want to offer an opinion, anglers and boaters? Here’s your chance. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission — set to cut spending in ways anglers and boaters will really feel — is hosting a sportsmen’s forum at the Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show to solicit public input.

February 13, 2018

Free pheasant permit likely to be required of junior hunters

Lasat fall adult hunters had to purchase a $25 permit to hunt stocked pheasants. This year, junior hunters are likely going to need to get a free permit to do the same.

February 7, 2018

The question of holding bass properly

Just how are you holding bass you pull from your favorite waterway? That will determine how fast they get back to normal after being released.

February 7, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a campfire recipe

Here’s an easy-to-make campfire recipe that will have your children ready to eat. Plus, a tip for anglers and a tool every shooter and backcountry explorer should carry ion their bag.

February 7, 2018

Joy of winter camping hinges on sleeping well

Winter camping can be an awful lot of fun. But you have to do it right, and that starts with getting a good night’s sleep.

February 7, 2018

Concurrent deer seasons not among proposed hunting changes

Concurrent deer seasons, for a short time the norm across Pennsylvania, are largely gone now. And Game Commissioners plan to keep things that way, it seems. Other hunting season changes are proposed, however.

February 7, 2018

Sunday hunting fight to take on new form

The battle over Sunday hunting is apparently going to take on a new form. Will hunters get behind it? That’s the question.

January 31, 2018

Trout stocking list full of ‘hidden’ gems

Pennsylvania’s 2018 trout stocking list is officially out. Anglers who check it out can find some gems hidden in plain sight.

January 31, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a salmon recipe

Here’s an easy-to-make salmon recipe — you can substitute steelheaad, too — along with a fishing tip and a new lure on the market.

January 30, 2018

State forest wild areas offer beauty, solitude and quiet

Pennsylvania’s state forest wild areas are places to get lost in nature that’s long been untouched by man. They’re special and unique.

January 30, 2018

Tree stand harness measure tabled, at least for now

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners took a step back on a proposed tree stand harness regulation for state game lands. But they’re not abandoning it by any means.

January 30, 2018

Tree stand decision expected soon

Tree stand falls can and often do lead to serious injuries for hunters. A proposed rules change impacting Pennsylvania state game lands is meant ti minimize accidents.

January 29, 2018

Anglers and boaters may face new fees to fund their sports

New fees may be in the future for Pennsylvania anglers and boaters. The Fish and Boat Commission is looking for ways to increase revenues to ward off budget cuts.

January 25, 2018

Winter perfect for studying animal tracks

Studying animal tracks is a fun hobby that’s often best carried out in winter. Snow and mud make good canvasses.

January 25, 2018

Outdoor extras, including fun for bowhunters and more

Bowhunters who want to get their practice in, but have fun shooting at something other than the standard square target, have some fun options. Plus, we’ve got a fish recipe and winter fishing tip.

January 25, 2018

Nest boxes prove their worth for wildlife

Nest boxes provide important habitat for birds and other wildlife. Making and observing them is great family fun outdoors, too.

January 23, 2018

Increase in tree stand accidents may lead to rules change

Tree stand accidents are becoming all too common across Pennsylvania. That could, sooner rather than later, lead to a rules change for hunters, at least those on state game lands.

January 22, 2018

Blind hunter takes his first deer on a memorable opening day

Max Lamm might be a blind hunter, but he’s a successful one, too. The 16-year-old killed a buck on his first time out in what is a tale of determination, grit and cooperation.

January 18, 2018

Snowshoes a different and fun way to get around in winter

If you love to wander the winter woods, but deep snow seems a barrier, strap on some snowshoes. They’re an ancient tool with modern applications.

January 18, 2018

A bass fishing lure, tip for anglers and more

When it comes to bass fishing, bluegills are a prime bait, right? Well, here’s a lure meant to attract big fish. Plus, we’ve got a fishing tip for you and a great venison recipe.

January 18, 2018

Game Commission says no to windmills

Windmills have popped up all across Pennsylvania in the last decade-plus. One place they haven’t been found, though, is on state game lands. And things are going to stay that way, it seems.

January 17, 2018

North Country Trail ‘hike 50 challenge’ will mark anniversary

If you’re up for a good walk, the Pennsylvania State Council of the North Country Trail Association is sponsoring the “Hike 50 Challenge.” It’s to celebrate the creation of trails across America.

January 15, 2018

Dove hunting rules may get a makeover

Dove hunting in Pennsylvania could get a makeover by the coming fall, with changes to seasons, hunting hours and, most notably, how and where they’re pursued.

January 11, 2018

The time of year for new outdoor gear

Think you have enough outdoor gear, whether that’s fishing lures, pocketknives or camping equipment? Think again. Gear manufacturers are busy at this time of year hawking new gadgets.

January 11, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a trail snack

If you’re looking for a tasty trail snack you can make at home, butterscotch brownies fit the bill. Plus, a predator calling tip and a Pennsylvania-made call.

January 11, 2018

Brook trout populations include movers and stayers

Brook trout populations include movers and stayers. That’s important, researchers say, for the health of fisheries going forward.

January 10, 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.