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The Adventure Starts Here

Fire for habitat and a hunting deadline

Can burning habitat make it better? Some say yes. Plus, a PA waterfowl hunting deadline approaches.

September 9, 2015

Cleanup on Pymatuning Lake

If Pymatuning Lake looks a little cleaner these days, thank a duck hunter and a paddler. Volunteers from the Allegheny Read the full article…

September 8, 2015

A look at outdoors coverage

There’s a western Pennsylvania place that offers the chance to hunt, fish, hike and more, though it’s often overlooked. That, and more about the outdoors.

September 7, 2015

Taking a cue from deer

Might this be a relatively inexpensive way to reduce deer-vehicle collisions? One study suggests so.

September 1, 2015

What about the Marcellus?

The Game Commission wants hunters to pay more for licenses. Some hunters are asking why if it’s got Marcellus shale revenue coming in. One man’s answers are here.

August 31, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

The Game Commission wants to increase the cost of hunting and furtaking licenses, but has been told it needs to get sportsmen buy-in first. Plus, a look at some special fishing opportunities, and more.

August 30, 2015

A famous crime fighter’s brush with fishing laws

You don’t often connect Eliot Ness of Untouchables fame with Pennsylvania fishing, but he — courtesy of his third wife — once dealt with the law here.

August 28, 2015

Another Allegheny River oddity

A fish once long gone from Pittsburgh are rivers is back on at least some level, as an angler catch proves.

August 25, 2015

Elk license drawings mean big money

This elk hunting thing in Pennsylvania just might work out. It’s proving to be a money maker for conservation, that’s Read the full article…

August 24, 2015

Cooking geese, battling weeds and more

Cooked correctly, Canada goose is actually much better than most people realize. That, and more, in this Sunday’s coverage.

August 24, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

A money shortage at the PA Game Commission has put plans to revamp a popular wildlife attraction on hold, while volunteers are working to document PA’s reptiles and amphibians in a way never done before.

August 16, 2015

Waterfowl reporting system causing problems

The system whereby hunters report taking banded waterfowl provides lots of great data — when it works. It’s not, at least not always, so changes may be on the way.

August 14, 2015

Looking at who’s on the game lands

Who’s using state game lands, and are they doing it legally? Game Commission officers recently took a look at that.

August 13, 2015

Come on down!

Fishermen are being asked to help name the Fish and Boat Commission’s new trout program,

August 12, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

A fall waterfowl forecast, a unique way to cook outdoors and more.

August 9, 2015

Going, going … almost gone

If you want to hunt antlerless deer this fall, and don’t yet have a license, teh time to act is now. They’re going fast.

August 7, 2015

University teams qualify for conference championship

Anglers from area colleges and universities are still in the running to win big money for their teams and themselves.

August 5, 2015

Nature, dead and live

It’s cliché to say it, but nature if not always gentle. Anyone who spends time outside will see that. The Read the full article…

August 4, 2015

Channel cats, fawns and more

A couple of studies aimed at providing better, more sustainable channel catfish angling, fawn research, and more.

August 2, 2015

Asian disease cancels pheasant farm tours

A disease that originated in Asia poses a real threat to poultry operations like the PA Game Commission’s pheasant farms. The public is being kept away until birds are stocked as a result.

July 31, 2015

Teen lands another big fish

A Lower Burrell teen with a habit of landing big fish got himself another one recently, this one at Shenango.

July 30, 2015

Doe license sales and elk application deadlines

Have you gotten your doe hunting license yet? If not, your choices as far as where to hunt are shrinking.

July 29, 2015

A couple of interesting deer cases

So you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to white-tailed deer? These stories probably indicate otherwise.

July 23, 2015

Henry rifles awarded to veterans

Henry Repeating Arms Co., which in part makes its distinctive Big Boy rifles in Rostraver, was in Pittsburgh earlier this week to honor veterans with some special guns.

July 21, 2015

A beautiful fish

Now here’s a fish! A Mt. Lebanon man finds a trophy in Lake Arthur.

July 20, 2015

Premium trout, waterfowl and more

The PA Fish and Boat Commission plans to experiment with creating premium trout fisheries, while hints of the waterfowl season to come are here. Plus more.

July 19, 2015

Burn baby, burn!

Sometimes, it turns out, the best way to create good new habitat is to burn existing old habitat.

July 16, 2015

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.