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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Great blue herons common, yet interesting, birds

Great blue herons are common birds. Spend time around water and you’ll surely see some. But don’t take these special birds for granted.

May 23, 2019

Fish with a WCO events on tap around PA

Children around Pennsylvania have the chance to “Fish with a WCO,” with those opportunities right around the corner. Here’s a look.

May 22, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a new premium vibrating jig

Want to catch more bass? There’s an all-new, all star-inspired vibrating jig out there. Plus, we look at a venison recipe and offer a tip for saving gear.

May 22, 2019

PA has another new state record, this one for lake trout

Pennsylvania has yet another new state record fish. ten days after word of a monster flathead catfish, we hear of a new state record lake trout.

May 17, 2019

Tough times for waterfowl, hunters in Atlantic Flyway

These are somewhat tough times if you’re a waterfowl hunter in the Atlantic Flyway. Bag limits on mallards and migratory geese have shrunk.

May 16, 2019

Tips on paddling safety this boating season

Boating season is here and there will likely be more paddlers on the water than ever. Paying heed to a few tips will keep more of them alive.

May 16, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a tip on making your pack trail-ready

So you’;re heading out on the trail. Is your pack ready? We look at how to make it so, along with a trout recipe and a lure for catching catfish and carp.

May 13, 2019

Emergence of cicadas should produce fantastic fishing

Periodical cicadas are coming to parts of three states this year. That should produce some fantastic, if short-lived, fishing you’ll want to get in on.

May 9, 2019

Leave wildlife babies in the wild this spring

WIldlife babies are truly adorable. And they can seem ever so vulnerable. But the best thing to do with young animals found outdoors is let them be.

May 8, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a camp breakfast recipe

A camp breakfast that you actually start preparing the night before? We offer that up, along with a look at a wild new fishing lure and a camping tip.

May 6, 2019

Fate of wild pheasant areas might not be settled after all

Pennsylvania has three wild pheasant areas left, for now. A plan to eliminate one, on the books for now, may or may not come to fruition, however.

May 3, 2019

Catching hybrid striped bass on the fly

Hybrid striped bass are strong, powerful fish that hit hard and run fast/ What’s not to like. Here’s how to get them on flies, in lakes and rivers.

May 2, 2019

Vernal pools a source of unique, varied life in spring

Vernal pools are a fascinating part of the springtime landscape. They turn seemingly insignificant woodland puddles into reservoirs of unique life.

May 1, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a note on fishing plastic worms

Plastic worms do indeed catch fish. But there’s a trick to it. We talk about that,and a piece of fishing gear and a woodsy recipe.

May 1, 2019

Nate Hosie talks the when, where and how of turkey decoys

Nate Hosie hunts turkeys all over the country. So what does he think of using decoys for gobblers? They’re important, but not a guarantee of success.

April 25, 2019

It’s just about prime time for catching flatheads

So you want to catch some big flatheads? There’s a short window in spring when the action can be really good if you know where to fish and with what baits.

April 24, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a look at the Bimbo Skunk

The Bimbo Skunk? Yes, that’s an actual fly, one great for catching panfish. We take a look at that, plus a turkey hunting tip and a turkey recipe.

April 24, 2019

Tips for making the most of morel mushroom season

Looking for something else to do in the spring woods? Morel mushroom season is here. Finding the delectable treat takes some knowledge, however.

April 18, 2019

Significant changes to antlerless license totals, but not everywhere

The number of antlerless deer licenses available across Pennsylvania in 2019-20 is up slightly over the year before. But that total is a bit misleading.

April 16, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a new lightweight backpack

This week, we take a look at a lightweight backpack with big features, a tasty panfish recipe and offer up a tip for fishing when rains change the water.

April 15, 2019

Maintain a chuck box to make camping less stressful, more fun

Want to make that next campout a little easier on yourself? Put together a chuck box to your camp kitchen will stay well stocked and ready to go.

April 11, 2019

Opening day change official for PA deer hunters

It’s the first opening day change Pennsylvania deer hunters have seen in more than five decades. Will it produce the results its backers hope?

April 9, 2019

Outdoor extras, including flies with propellers

Flies with propellers in front? With trout season here we look at those. Plus, here’s a tip on fishing another effective trout bait and a campfire recipe.

April 8, 2019

This spring, focus on rivers and streams for consistent trout action

Spring means chasing hatchery goldens, rainbows, brooks and browns. To enjoy the best trout action, focus on certain portions of moving waters.

April 4, 2019

More bad news on the ruffed grouse front

The bad news when it comes to ruffed grouse shows no signs of letting up. But is there hope for the future, for the birds and hunters? Maybe yes, even now.

April 4, 2019

Outdoor extras, including advice on taking better fishing pictures

If you want to capture memories of fishing in pictures, keep these couple of tips in mind. Plus, we share a trout recipe and look at a cool gadget.

April 1, 2019

No guarantees around opening day and hunting participation

PA Game Commissioners seeking answers, if not guarantees, about how moving opening day of deer season might impact participation didn’t really get much.

March 28, 2019

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.