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Women heading outside like never before

In days past the outdoors were largely seen as the refuge of men, and men only. That’s changing fast, as more and more women take up hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.

May 29, 2016

Fish for free day offers fun, record potential

The time for excuses is soon at an end. Pennsylvania’s first “fish for free day” is approaching, and brings potential for big fish.

May 27, 2016

Drugs, a stolen gun and baby squirrels? Killer crocs? Frankenfish?

Interested in wacky tales from around the outdoors? Check out these stories, of baby squirrels, killer crocs, dangerous fish and an invasive species gone wild.

May 26, 2016

Changes coming to state game lands

The Game Commission is making some changes to how it manages state game lands. Habitat — and probably cost, to a lesser degree — are the reasons.

May 25, 2016

Last chance, late-day gobblers

If you’re still looking to bag a spring gobbler, or even hoping to fill a second tag, late afternoons and early evenings offer a unique opportunity.

May 24, 2016

An old lure style gets some new attention

Squarebill crankbaits are a great way to find bass whenever they’re in shallow water. Experts offer some tips on fishing them.

May 23, 2016

Eyeing the Yough and more news

Keeping the Yough as a prime fishery and promoting the outdoor potential of the entire Laurel Highlands is the focus of an upcoming symposium. Plus, news on legislation, shooting and more.

May 22, 2016

It’s official: Airbow legislation introduced

Is it time to allow Airbows in Pennsylvania’s deer woods? Several lawmakers think so and are trying to make it happen. Plus, more legislative news.

May 20, 2016

Little kids, big fish and birds

You have to be a certain size to get on some rides at Kennywood. There’s no restriction on who can experience a wonderful adventure in the outdoors, though, as these kids prove again.

May 19, 2016

Pro archery event and archery for newbies

The world’s top professional archers are descending on Fayette County this week and the public is invited to stop by. A state park archery program is also kicking off, even though plans to bring archery to state game lands is on hold.

May 18, 2016

Family fishing festivals set around state

Family fishing festivals meant to inspire adults and children to get involved in angling are on the calendar. So, too, are a couple of “fish for free” days.

May 17, 2016

Man-eating coyotes, wandering wolverines and more

Pay attention to the outdoors and occasionally you’ll hear some odd tales. These definitely qualify.

May 16, 2016

Walleye waters, wildlife controversy and more

Area lakes stocked with walleyes are producing different results. Plus, news on deer management and gun legislation and more.

May 15, 2016

CWD discoveries may lead to killing deer

The Pennsylvania Game Commission found a record number of CWD-positive deer via testing of animals taken in recent months. “Targeted” removal of deer may result.

May 13, 2016

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

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.