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Outdoor odyssey day 8, too early for the best autumn colors

A visit to several spots in the Laurel Highlands failed to reveal the peak of autumn colors, but was worthwhile nonetheless.

October 15, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 7, perils of public land hunting

Public land hunting has challenges that have nothing to do with the availability of wildlife.

October 14, 2017

Looking at the future of hatcheries, trout stockings

The Fish and Boat Commission has 13 hatcheries and stocks as many trout as it can each year. Should that be its policy, though? That debate it starting now.

October 11, 2017

Tips for hunting foxes and coyotes

Foxes and coyotes can often be had by focusing on a bird stocked for other hunters. That, and more predator hunting tips.

October 11, 2017

Outdoor extras, including trailing deer, a new lure and jerky recipe

You want a tip for trailing deer that have been hit with an arrow or bullet? We’ve got you covered. Plus a new fishing lure and jerky recipe.

October 11, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 6, alone with a muzzleloader on the shooting range

Getting ready for the inline muzzleloader deer season gets outdoors editor Bob Frye on the range. Surprisingly, he’s alone.

October 11, 2017

Emergency response team offers aid and more outdoor news

An emergency responses team from the Fish and Boat Commission traveled to Texas to help flood victims. That and more outdoor news.

October 11, 2017

Don’t wait, scout now for success later on black bears

Hunting black bears in the Northeast presents challenges. The way to overcome the odds, especially for hunters who aren’t part of a big group, is to prepare in advance.

October 10, 2017

Questions and unexpected answers from anglers

A special event focusing on wild trout revealed a little more than might have been expected, about anglers as much as fish.

October 9, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 5, whitetails and 10 more yards

Whitetails are the subject of day five of this outdoor odyssey. Things start slowly, then pick up.

October 8, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 4, taking advantage of opportunities

Taking advantage of opportunities means time spent walking in the woods. It turns out to be revealing.

October 8, 2017

Four keys to successful waterfowling

Successful waterfowling comes down to four factors more than anything else, says one veteran hunter. Now’s the time to learn them, as the seasons on ducks and geese open soon.

October 4, 2017

The best days for deer hunting and other whitetail trivia

Any time you can go deer hunting is a good time. But some days definitely hold more promise than others. Plus, some other whitetail trivia.

October 4, 2017

Outdoors extras, including rangefinders and tips for staying warm in autumn’s chill

Want to know how to get the most from rangefinders? Here’s a tip. Plus a cool camping gadget and a campfire breakfast recipe.

October 4, 2017

Outdoor odyssey Day 3, misery and hope love company

Day three of our outdoor odyssey sees fresh fish in the lake, but little in the way of action. Hope springs eternal, though.

October 4, 2017

Calling deer about more than just making noise

Calling deer is about volume, intensity, emotion and duration, according to one expert. Hunters who understand calling, though, can increase their odds of hunting success.

October 4, 2017

Pheasant stocking specifics and other outdoor news

The Game Commission is giving hunters unprecedented information on its pheasant stocking plans this fall. Plus, other outdoor news.

October 3, 2017

Outdoor odyssey Day 2, fishing among the parents

A short evening’s worth of fishing leads to just a small ones on the end of the line, but some interesting conversation overheard.

October 3, 2017

Outdoor odyssey Day 1, Caledonia State Park camping and hiking

Day 1 of outdoors editor Bob Frye’s 260-day challenge takes him to Caledonia State Park for some camping and hiking.

October 2, 2017

Debate begins on youth-only season for beavers or other furbearers

Might beavers join the list of species that can be pursued by kids in special youth-only seasons? That’s the debate right now.

October 2, 2017

Steelhead stream improvement project may soon begin, while Keystone Select program grows

The Fish and Boat wants steelhead in more places, for the benefit of anglers. An effort to make that happen may soon begin. Meanwhile, the Keystone Select program is expanding again.

September 28, 2017

Keys to better tasting venison jerky

It’s relatively simple to make really good tasting venison jerky, provided you keep a few things in mind. An expert offers some recommendations.

September 28, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a bluegill tip and venison recipe

Looking for a hearty fall venison recipe? We’ve got you covered. Plus, a bluegill fishing tip and a new fishing lure.

September 28, 2017

Waterfalls are chaos and power turned into beauty

Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular features you can find on most landscapes. it’s no mystery how they’re formed, though.

September 27, 2017

Fewer trout, fewer warmwater fish, hatchery closings coming if no fishing license fee hike approved

Fewer trout will await anglers starting in 2019 if the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission doesn’t get a revenue increase. Board members put that on lawmakers on Monday.

September 25, 2017

Buck rubs and scrapes and when to hunt each

Targeting buck rubs and scrapes can be productive for deer hunters. Each, though, has its own time as a hot spot.

September 25, 2017

Ground blinds can be key to hunting success

Ground blinds can mean the difference between success and failure for hunters. To hunt from one effectively, though, requires getting one that meets your needs.

September 22, 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.