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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Massasauga rattlesnake responds to habitat work

The massasauga rattlesnake is threatened across its range. A recent research project shows habitat management can help populations, though.

March 8, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a survival tool and fun recipe

Looking for a good survival tool, one that you carry without even thinking about it? Well, here it is. Plus, we’ve got a hunting tip and recipe, too.

March 8, 2018

Delaware River trout, trout anglers to get a closer look

The Delaware River is home to lots of trout and trout angling. Both are going to be under a microscope the next three years.

March 8, 2018

Shenango River investigation to continue as changes occur

Anglers on the Shenango River will find trout again this year, just in different places than usual. An investigation into the problem behind that is ongoing.

March 8, 2018

Some hunters consuming sick deer, despite warnings

Sick deer, or even deer that appear to be ill or unusual, should not be eaten. That’s a message some hunters are either not getting or are ignoring.

March 1, 2018

For springtime bass, think green weeds

Anglers seeking springtime bass would be wise to spend as much time looking for weeds as fish. They’re critical, especially if located near vertical cover.

March 1, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a bluegill recipe

Here’s a tasty bluegill recipe for those fish caught through the ice or open water. Plus, we take a look at a new fishing lure and offer a shooting tip.

March 1, 2018

Coyotes, red foxes learning to co-exist

Coyotes and red foxes have historically not been very friendly toward one another. A new study shows they’re able to co-exist if the living is easy enough, though.

March 1, 2018

PA’s retiring state forester looks back, ahead

Pennsylvania’s chief state forester is retiring after nearly four decades on the job. He takes a look back at where state forests were and where they’re headed.

February 28, 2018

Recruitment, retention, reactivation focus of the outdoors world

Recruitment, retention and reactivation of sportsmen and women is a huge focus in the outdoor community right now. Nothing less than the future of hunting and fishing are at stake.

February 22, 2018

Outdoor expo, fishing classic to honor passionate outdoorsman

An outdoor expo set for early March will raise money to stock trout. It’s all an effort to honor a young man who left a legacy of love for fishing and hunting.

February 22, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a fishing tip and gear for stinging insects

Stinging insects? Yes, unfortunately they’re a part of the better weather that’s coming, too. Here’s a tool for dealing with them, though, as well as a fun campfire recipe and fishing tip.

February 22, 2018

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act marks anniversary with water trails

America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is 50 years old in 2018. Hitting a water trail is a great way to celebrate and honor its importance.

February 22, 2018

Expanding populations of fishers may lead to opportunities

Populations of fishers continue to expand, both numerically and geographically, across Pennsylvania. Trappers and perhaps even hunters could benefit.

February 22, 2018

Link between antler restrictions and CWD spread more myth than fact

Antler restrictions, so popular with so many hunters across Pennsylvania, don’t contribute to the spread of chronic wasting disease, says the Game Commission’s chief deer biologist.

February 14, 2018

Bobcat harvests, populations bear watching

Bobcat numbers climbed steadily across Pennsylvania for quite a few years. It appears as through that may have come to an end, however.

February 14, 2018

Hook set key to power fishing success

Heavy tackle is key to power fishing. The real secret to success, though, involves leverage and hook sets.

February 14, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a new twist on an old fishing lure

An old fishing lure made new with addition of flash and color? That’s what we’re talking here. Plus, we’ve got a venison recipe and a fishing tip.

February 14, 2018

Backyard Bird Count set to begin

The 2018 version of the Great Backyard Bird Count is about to get underway. Citizens scientists interested in helping biologists study birds are being asked to turn their eyes toward their feeders and landscapes.

February 14, 2018

Anglers and boaters invited to sportsmen’s forum

Want to offer an opinion, anglers and boaters? Here’s your chance. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission — set to cut spending in ways anglers and boaters will really feel — is hosting a sportsmen’s forum at the Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show to solicit public input.

February 13, 2018

Free pheasant permit likely to be required of junior hunters

Lasat fall adult hunters had to purchase a $25 permit to hunt stocked pheasants. This year, junior hunters are likely going to need to get a free permit to do the same.

February 7, 2018

The question of holding bass properly

Just how are you holding bass you pull from your favorite waterway? That will determine how fast they get back to normal after being released.

February 7, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a campfire recipe

Here’s an easy-to-make campfire recipe that will have your children ready to eat. Plus, a tip for anglers and a tool every shooter and backcountry explorer should carry ion their bag.

February 7, 2018

Joy of winter camping hinges on sleeping well

Winter camping can be an awful lot of fun. But you have to do it right, and that starts with getting a good night’s sleep.

February 7, 2018

Concurrent deer seasons not among proposed hunting changes

Concurrent deer seasons, for a short time the norm across Pennsylvania, are largely gone now. And Game Commissioners plan to keep things that way, it seems. Other hunting season changes are proposed, however.

February 7, 2018

Sunday hunting fight to take on new form

The battle over Sunday hunting is apparently going to take on a new form. Will hunters get behind it? That’s the question.

January 31, 2018

Trout stocking list full of ‘hidden’ gems

Pennsylvania’s 2018 trout stocking list is officially out. Anglers who check it out can find some gems hidden in plain sight.

January 31, 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.