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.

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Tiny campgrounds offer the right mix of seclusion and access

Tiny campgrounds don’t wow you with their amenities. But that’s the point. They’re small, out of the way places that serve as great jumping off points for outdoor adventure.

June 27, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a look at a lantern for camping

The right lantern can make any camping outing easier and more fun. We take a look at one, plus offer up a recipe and another camping tip.

June 27, 2018

Debating catch and release fishing rules for protecting and marketing wild trout streams

Wild trout exist all across Pennsylvania. Are catch and release fishing rules the best way to protect those fish while still marketing them to more anglers? That’s the question.

June 24, 2018

A critical time for turkey poults and turkey management

Turkey poults born in spring are susceptible to wet, cold weather. A new turkey management plan being developed for Pennsylvania looks to factor survival, and hen mortality, into the setting of seasons in a clearer way.

June 22, 2018

American eels turn up in Allegheny River and a county park lake

American eels in the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh? Yes, two of the far-traveling fish turned up in the river this summer. Oh, and anglers can perhaps catch one in an even weirder place, too.

June 21, 2018

Debating hatchery closings and smaller trout

Should the Fish and Boat Commission close hatcheries or no? And if the answer is yes, should it switch to stocking smaller trout so as to keep the total number high? That’s all being debated right now.

June 20, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a walleye recipe

Here’s a citrus walleye recipe that’s easy to make yet really good. Plus, we take a look at a new bass lure and talk archery practice.

June 20, 2018

Hit the trail to experience the wicked beauty of mountain laurel

Mountain laurel is a beautiful, if deceptively wicked, symbol of summer in Eastern forests. And now is the time to hike, backpack, camp and wander among it.

June 20, 2018

New Pennsylvania hunting map a wealth of information

An all-new Pennsylvania hunting map that includes information on 3.7 million acres of public land figures to help lots of sportsmen and women this fall.

June 19, 2018

Be black bear aware in summer outdoor season

Be black bear aware if you’ll be hiking, camping, or otherwise exploring the outdoors this summer. The big omnivores are more common in more places around the country than ever.

June 13, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a groundhog hunting tip

Groundhog hunting offers summer sport for those who know where to find the animals. We’ve got a tip to help there, plus a camping recipe and a piece of gear that’s great for when you get away.

June 13, 2018

Game Commission looking to simplify fluorescent orange regulations

Fluorescent orange requirements vary by Pennsylvania hunting seasons. That makes things very complex, all agree. But how to simplify things? That’s the question.

June 13, 2018

When it comes to Butler County bass fishing, one lake good, one not so much

When it comes to Butler County bass fishing, an often overlooked option is a small pond on public property that’s full of fish, if not always big ones. A nearby water, meanwhile, has potential, too, but needs some help.

June 12, 2018

With more and more CWD-positive deer showing up, are Pennsylvania lawmakers going to act, ever?

More and more CWD-positive deer are showing up across Pennsylvania each year. Is the state legislature going to act to control that plague?

June 11, 2018

Collecting antique fishing lures a fascinating hobby

Antique fishing lures may be a little harder to find these days, at least at garage sale prices. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t still looking for them.

June 7, 2018

Pennsylvania hunting guide program may expand

It’s easy to get a permit as a Pennsylvania hunting guide — maybe too easy. The Game Commission is looking at ways to “legitimize” the profession.

June 6, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a bluegill stir fry recipe

Just in time for summer fishing and camping, we’ve got a bluegill stir fry recipe. That, plus a look at a pro-inspired bass lure and a fishing tip.

June 6, 2018

National Recreation Trail system grows, offers opportunities to explore

The National Recreation Trail system grows every year, always highlighting great places to get outdoors and explore.

June 5, 2018

Might anglers accept voluntary permits to support fishing?

Might anglers be willing ti buy voluntary permits to support fishing? That’s a question Fish and Boat Commissioners expect to answer very soon.

June 4, 2018

Antlers fascinate, and with good reason

Antlers are the object of fascination among hunters and even non-hunters alike. And with good reason. They’re truly remarkable.

May 31, 2018

Homers and roamers, stayers and movers and other wandering fish

Wandering fish are more common than you might think, regardless of species. So if you’re not catching them in the usual places, or not in the numbers you expect, there may be a reason why.

May 31, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a way to help fishing newbies

Have a couple of fishing newbies you want to introduce to the sport? That’s great. Just don’t saddle them with a too-big bobber. Plus, we talk campfire breakfast and a fishing tool.

May 31, 2018

Pymatuning Lake walleye fishery may be about to finally turn on

Pymatuning Lake is home to loads of walleyes, and has been for years. This year, thanks to a change, anglers may finally catch a few.

May 29, 2018

Hunters asked to protect eagle populations

Eagle populations have soared across Pennsylvania in a big way. Now, hunters are being asked to keep that momentum going by changing practice and behavior.

May 28, 2018

Young hunter bags a spring gobbler

This young hunter shows he knows how to get it done in the spring turkey woods. He bagged a gobbler, shooting on his own, after two years of coming home empty handed.

May 25, 2018

Color can seal a victory when it comes to catching crappies

Catching crappies depends on a lot of factors. Color is one of them, though it comes into play relatively late in the game.

May 23, 2018

Float plans one key to making sure on-the-water emergencies end well

Float plans are a great tool for making sure that adventures on the water end up as good memories. if trouble arises, they alert rescuers where and how to help.

May 23, 2018

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.