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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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Booby traps on game lands, exotic wildlife and more

Booby traps on state game lands? Exotic animals? Drugs and poaching? Conservation officers have seen it all lately.

May 11, 2016

PA has new state record yellow perch

Pennsylvania has a new state record yellow perch, a football-shaped monster. Where did it come from? There’s no surprise there.

May 10, 2016

Judas pigs and nuclear hogs

Think wild hogs aren’t adaptable? Think it’s not beyond time to do something about them? Nuclear hogs prove otherwise.

May 9, 2016

Walleyes from shore and more

If you’ve always wanted to catch walleyes, but thought they were out of reach, now is the time to target them. Plus, more outdoors and shooting news.

May 8, 2016

Eagle sighting and the fate of two nests

Once a rarity in Pennsylvania, bald eagles are becoming more common all the time, as the experience of one reader and a couple of nest cams show.

May 6, 2016

A solution to the CWD/deer urine question?

The trade group for the archery industry believes it’s hit upon a solution that will protect deer and its members from CWD-related fears.

May 5, 2016

Wildlife tourists and state game lands

State game lands draw all kinds of users. Only some pay to buy, maintain and access the property, however. Should that change? A new survey aims to find out.

May 4, 2016

Bear attacks: not what you think

A college professor leading a hike was attacked by a bear in Alaska. Can such incidents occur here? Ocassionally, but under different circumstances.

May 3, 2016

PA’s porcupine debate: how best to study unique creature

No one has argued against harvesting a few porcupines in Pennsylvania. What’s up for debate is the science behind it.

May 2, 2016

Topwater poppers for bass, camping fun and more

If you want to catch bass in exciting fashion, you’ve got to learn to fish these lures. Plus, a camping memory and more.

May 1, 2016

Weather disrupts some trout stockings

The warm weather and lack of rain that’s marked much of spring has delayed some scheduled trout stockings. Did your stream get fish?

April 30, 2016

Marketing effort halted, but new app feature likely

If you used the Game Commission’s GoHunt app to find a place to hunt, you’ve been out of luck lately. But a re-boot of sorts is in the works.

April 29, 2016

Game land 203 shooting range to close for renovations

The busiest public shooting range in all of Pennsylvania — located in Allegheny County — is closing for repairs as of mid-May. That’s going to force shooters to find somewhere else to go for nearly four months.

April 28, 2016

Rough fish = record fish

Freshwater drum? Black buffalo? A lot of states — including Pennsylvania — have them, but few grow them this big.

April 28, 2016

Another Sunday hunting debate and talk of trespassing

Pennsylvania lawmakers are going to talk again about whether to remove the state’s ban on Sunday hunting. Plus, news on why the Game Commission doesn’t want trespass powers.

April 27, 2016

Putting poachers to work?

Poachers found guilty of taking fish and wildlife illegally pay fines, and occasionally even go to jail. Should they also have to work off their misdeeds? One state says yes.

April 26, 2016

Urban fawns: A beautiful menace?

Deer can thrive living among people, that’s a given. But can that be too much of a good thing? And what to do about it?

April 25, 2016

Spring gobblers, fishing licenses, more

Where in western Pennsylvania can you find public land gobblers? Here are some recommendations. Plus, news on fishing license prices, a new bass lure and more.

April 25, 2016

Pymatuning crappie change seeing no opposition

A proposal to limit how many crappies anglers can harvest on Pymatuning Lake, and to restrict the size of those fish, is meeting with nearly unanimous support.

April 22, 2016

All eyes on the bat caves

They’re often treated as places to hang out and even party, without regards to the damage done to wildlife. Now, though, they’re under surveillance.

April 21, 2016

A question of money and influence

As things stand now, a small percentage of people — hunting and fishing license buyers — pay for most wildlife and fish management. Does that need to change? And what might be the consequences?

April 20, 2016

Relentless, that’s what it is

Was that deer dead on the side of the road a goner long before a vehicle came along? In some cases, yes, thanks to a disease that — as the experience of one state shows — is relentless.

April 19, 2016

Understand muskies to catch muskies

Anglers who want to consistently catch big muskies need to keep five things about their behavior in mind, says a guide who specializes in the species.

April 18, 2016

Opening day of trout about as perfect as could be hoped for

Opening day of trout season can vary wildly from year to year, with one marked by snow and the next by shorts weather. This year, anglers got the best they could have hoped for. Plus, news on women anglers, turkey scouting and more.

April 17, 2016

Dealing with coyotes in the suburbs

Think that because you live in the suburbs you’ll never encounter a coyote? Think again. The question is, what to do when that time comes.

April 15, 2016

Association provides extra trout for anglers

If you like lake fishing for trout, and are turned on by the thought of not only catching fish, but perhaps getting one worth a prize, this is the place for you.

April 14, 2016

A special hunt for disabled veterans

A unique hunting opportunity for disabled veterans is likely to become permanent soon. Hopes are it will grow this fall, too.

April 13, 2016

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.