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Panfish enhancement rules changing at two lakes

Panfish enhancement rules didn’t work to improve the fishing on one lake, so they’re going away there. They’re being put in place on another water, though, in hopes they’ll succeed in producing bigger crappies.

May 15, 2018

PA getting new elk hunt zone amidst other changes

Pennsylvania is getting a new elk hunt zone this year. A couple of others, meanwhile, are seeing changes, based on hunting pressure..

May 14, 2018

Choosing the right fishing line for the situation

When it comes to choosing fishing line, well, the options are seemingly endless. When it comes to determining what to buy and when to use it, consider where you’ll be fishing and how.

May 10, 2018

Fawns face tough early lives, but farmlands better than forests for survival

Whitetail fawns are born in a population-wide burst in spring. That’s nature’s way of trying to overwhelm predators. Still, only one in two survive. Where they call home impacts their chances.

May 10, 2018

Outdoor extras including, yes, a carp recipe

A carp recipe? Yes, some people actually enjoy eating these fish, so if you want to try them yourself, here’s a way to get started. Plus, a look at a fishing lure and a turkey hunting tip.

May 9, 2018

Mallards appear to be in trouble, but how much and why remain a mystery

Mallards are the most abundant duck in the Atlantic Flyway, and not surprisingly the one most often harvested by hunters. But something — no one knows for sure what — is driving their numbers down.

May 9, 2018

How best to manage Penns Creek’s wild brown trout under discussion

Penns Creek is home to large populations of wild brown trout, at least in places. How best to manage those fish, while still providing angling for everyone, is the talk of the Fish and Boat Commission and fishermen.

May 8, 2018

Lyme, other diseases on the rise and other outdoor news

Lyme disease is leading the way in what amounts to a disease outbreak occurring across the United States. We’ve got that and news about spring turkeys, a lake repair delay, chronic wasting disease, a gun controversy and more.

May 4, 2018

In spring turkey calling, less is often more

Turkey calling is one of the more exciting parts of spring gobbler hunting. If the goal is a dead bird, though, calling less frequently and softer often produces the best results.

May 3, 2018

Choosing a canoe a matter of fit and function

Getting the right canoe for you depends on several factors. There’s plenty to consider, from intended use to shape to material.

May 3, 2018

Outdoor extras, including advice on choosing a canoe paddle

Having a canoe paddle that fits will make any outing on the water more efficient and more fun. We’ve got advice on how to get the right size. Plus, here’s a gadget handy in the woods and on the water and a fish recipe.

May 3, 2018

Susquehanna River smallmouth bass disease identified, but scientists worry it may spread

The Susquehanna River is a ‘bass factory’ that fell on hard times for a while. Scientists now think they know what the problem is. The bad news? They also think it might spread.

May 1, 2018

Pheasant permits and more colorful ringnecks

Some senior lifetime license holders are getting a break moving forward when it come to pheasant permits in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, all hunters who chase ringnecks should see more roosters this fall than last.

April 30, 2018

Semiautomatic rifles, grizzly bears, invasive carp and other outdoor news

Semiautomatic rifles aren’t legal for hunting big game in Pennsylvania. Will that always be the rule? It sure doesn’t look like it. Plus, we’ve got a roundup of outdoor news from around the country.

April 27, 2018

Glade Run Lake student-led catfish stocking to be something special

Glade Run lake is slowly coming back to life after it was drained for dam repairs. And now, students from butler Intermediate High School are helping enhance its fishery.

April 27, 2018

Trout hatchery closing, other cuts still on the table

One trout hatchery is about to go on the chopping block, meaning fewer fish for anglers in 2019, unless lawmakers provide the Fish and Boat Commission with some additional revenue, and soon.

April 26, 2018

Memories of exploring nature close to home

Exploring nature is healthy exercise that is downright fun, too. And memories show that it’s possible to do it and have adventure close to home.

April 26, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a shore lunch recipe

Enjoying a shore lunch of fresh caught fish is a sure way to enjoy a fishing trip. We’ve got a recipe for that, plus a fishing lure review and a fishing tip.

April 26, 2018

Hunting seasons and bag limits and a potential Saturday opener

Hunting seasons, as well as those for trapping, are now official for Pennsylvania for 2018-19. There’s not much out of the ordinary. But one big change might be coming down the line sooner rather than later.

April 25, 2018

Doe licenses don’t change much, but disease a factor in totals

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners set the number of doe licenses for the 2018-19 hunting seasons. Disease played a role in the numbers this year.

April 25, 2018

Keeping tabs on fishing guides and more outdoor news

Fishing guides operating outside of the law are under some scrutiny in Pennsylvania these days. Plus, more outdoor news, from destroying rifles to legalizing airguns and Lake Erie fishing to economics.

April 20, 2018

Windmills on game lands? Urban turkey management? Not likely

Though there are some different opinions, it appears likely the Game Commission is going to say no to windmills on state game lands. As a general rule, anyway.

April 19, 2018

Time for catching trophy pre-spawn smallmouth bass fast approaching

Spring means fishing for more than just trout. Pre-spawn smallmouth bass fishing offers some of the hottest action of the year, and it’s right around the corner..

April 19, 2018

Be on the lookout for box turtles, which may just need some help

Box turtles are one of the most common turtles in eastern woodlands, and long have been. But there are signs the species is facing some challenges.

April 19, 2018

A campfire treat, plus a fire-building tip and first aid gadget

What better way to end a day outdoors than with a campfire treat? We’ve go a simple recipe for one. Plus, a fire building tip and a first aid tool for all those who roam.

April 19, 2018

Hydrilla, super evil of the invasive plant world, is spreading

Hydrilla can become a huge problem when it gets established in lakes, ponds and rivers. That’s something lots of people — including anglers and boaters — are learning as it spreads across the country.

April 18, 2018

Woodcock presentation on the schedule

Woodcock put on an aerial display each spring as part of their mating ritual. But they need some specific habitat to thrive. An event set for Forbes State Forest will showcase the birds and efforts to support them.

April 18, 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.