GEAR UP FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

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.

In the Everybody Adventures shop you’ll find a wide range of products that will outfit you and your crew for every kind of adventure. VISIT THE SHOP.

The Adventure Starts Here

Survey to guide future of state parks

What doe the future hold for Pennsylvania state parks? Visitors are being asked to offer opinions via surveys now through fall.

July 31, 2017

Prepare now for archery hunting success later

Your agony will be immeasurable. Imagine if, six or eight or 10 weeks from now, you’re up in a treestand Read the full article…

July 28, 2017

The best time for catching big fish

So when is the best time to be on the water if catching a really big fish is your goal? It’s any time and all the time, all rolled into one.

July 28, 2017

Outdoors extras, including a cool camping tool and warm weather fishing tip

Want a handy little camp tool that can help you eat plus do a lot more? Check this out. Plus, a warm weather fishing tip and tasty recipe.

July 28, 2017

Suspicious deer raise worries about possible CWD spread

The discovery of a CWD-positive deer near Pennsylvania’s elk range caused worry enough. Now the Game Commission is investigating two farm-raised whitetails within the elk range that were on the loose.

July 28, 2017

Muskrat decline seems at end, but now what?

It’s not news to say that muskrat populations aren’t doing well in Pennsylvania ir anywhere, really. But what’s behind that? And what can be done to turn things around? There are no easy answers.

July 27, 2017

Pennsylvania’s mountain pie challenge

Campers far and wide know the sweet and savory treat that is a campfire-made mountain pie. But how good can they be, really? A competition underway right now shows the possibilities.

July 26, 2017

Catfish for kids, an elk deadline and more outdoor news

Here’s an event meant to get kids an families fishing, using some specially-stocked channel catfish. Plus, an elk deadline, state records, a shooter survey and more.

July 25, 2017

Looking to the future of wild trout and Somerset Lake

If it’s wild trout that interests you, or the future of Somerset Lake, here’s your chance to hear what the future holds. Two upcoming events will focus on those topics.

July 21, 2017

The mechanics of accuracy on the range

  What qualifies as acceptable accuracy in a rifle? The answer to that question has changed over time. In the Read the full article…

July 21, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a new lure and camping tip

A Brand-new-to-the-market topwater lure promises action on largemouth and smallmouth bass. meanwhile, a camping tip and a fish recipe.

July 21, 2017

Commissioners appointed to Game, Fish and Boat boards

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board has four new members, the Game Commission board two. But it wasn’t easy.

July 21, 2017

Combining high explosives and fire to get bobwhite quail

Pennsylvania doesn’t have any wild bobwhite quail left, but wants them back. Might using fire — even over high explosives — be the key?

July 20, 2017

Amending the constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish

Pennsylvanians have hunted, fished and trapped since the first days of colonization. Will they always be able to do those things, though? A lawmaker wants to make sure the answer is yes.

July 18, 2017

Chronic wasting disease discovery prompts a call for support

Chronic wasting disease has turned up in a portion of Pennsylvania where it never existed outside a fence before., very near the state’s elk range. That’s got wildlife officials scrambling to not only control it, but get public support to do so.

July 14, 2017

Mentoring the mentors to promote fishing

Working to end=sure the future if fishing used to mean focusing on getting kids outdoors. These days? One expert calls for paying attention to potential adult mentors, too.

July 14, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a campfire treat and new archery target

How about a simple recipe for a tasty campfire treat? We’ve got that here, along with another camping tip and a look at a new archery target.

July 14, 2017

Fishing license display rule likely going away

Anglers for years have poked holes in hats, vests and shorts to display their fishing license. The rules that requires that is likely going away, however.

July 12, 2017

Youth pheasant hunt to be a celebration

It’s been decades since anyone’s harvested a truly wild ring-necked pheasant in Pennsylvania. Some young sportsmen and women will get that chance this fall, however.

July 11, 2017

New outdoor gear for summer fun

Think you need an excuse to buy new outdoor gear? Use the summer season as one. There are some new items on the market that make sense to use right now, when the weather is warm and sunny.

July 6, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a bluegill recipe and new lure

There’s nothing as traditional — or as tasty — as a good old-fashioned fish fry. Here’s a recipe for preparing bluegills that way. Plus, a new bass lure hits the market and a camping tip.

July 6, 2017

One largemouth lake proves a mystery, the other just fine

two lakes, two different stories. One seems to be doing just fine given its limitations, while the other is a confounding mystery,

July 5, 2017

Duck, goose hunters will see changes this fall

Duck and goose hunters will notice some changes across Pennsylvania this fall. They should also pay attention to safety in a couple of ways.

July 3, 2017

Closing hatcheries, fewer fish, all likely if no money found

What exactly is going to happen if the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission doesn’t get an infusion of new money, and soon? It’s not good, that’s for sure. The agency’s executive director outlines a possible bleak future.

June 30, 2017

Chronic wasting disease driving decisions, including those yet to be made

Deer management has always been complex. Questions surrounding chronic wasting disease are only making things more difficult.

June 30, 2017

Fishing education going mobile

In a world gone mobile, fishing education is following the same path. At least that’s the plan. The Pennsylvania Fish Read the full article…

June 30, 2017

Outdoor extras, including woodchucks and tents

With camping season in full swing, there’s a new tent on the market. Plus a tip[ on summertime bass fishing and what to do with all those woodchucks.

June 30, 2017

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.