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Bear harvest behind schedule after rainy opening day

Pennsylvania’s bear harvest is way behind schedule after a rainy opener. If that holds, and history is any guide, expect more bears in the near future.

November 20, 2017

Latrobe teen experiences an elk hunt to remember

This was certainly an elk hunt to remember. It’s full of stories, memories, family time and odds overcome.

November 15, 2017

Remember scent and hunting the wind for success on whitetails

Hunting the wind correctly is the real key to consistent success in the woods. Why? Because whitetails have a powerful sense of smell.

November 15, 2017

Outdoors extras, including cold weather gear and a warm recipe

Cold weather brings challenges if you’re a rifle shooter. There are ways to keep your firearm performing well, however. We share that, plus give you some other cold weather tips.

November 15, 2017

Hunters encouraged to submit heads for deer disease testing

Deer disease monitoring requires the help of hunters. So says the Game Commission, which is asking for cooperation.

November 15, 2017

Calling waterfowl not the challenge some fear

If the thought of calling waterfowl seems intimidating, think again. It’s important to practice, but there’s no sound you can make that’s too bad.

November 15, 2017

Legislation may stall and other outdoor news

Legislation that would impact who gets to be executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and for how long, is before lawmakers. Plus, other outdoor news.

November 15, 2017

Outlook promising for season on black bears

Pennsylvania’s season for hunting black bears is just about here. The outlook, as has been the case in recent years, is good.

November 9, 2017

Shooting range gets a much-needed renovation

This is a public shooting range that was in dire need of an upgrade. Volunteers made sure it got one.

November 9, 2017

Outdoor extras, including predator decoys, an unusual fishing lure and recipe

Predator decoys can be pretty effective when used in the right way. Plus, here’s a recipe for pancake perch and a unique new fishing lure.

November 9, 2017

An outdoor news roundup, about walleyes, elk and more

Here’s a roundup of outdoor news for you, focusing on walleyes, muskies and other fish, elk, legislation and more.

November 9, 2017

Cold weather boating brings dangers, even as fatalities already up

Cold weather boating brings with it the need to be extra careful on the water. At a time when fatalities are already above the norm, fall and winter can be especially deadly.

November 8, 2017

Think of a deer decoy for late archery success

A deer decoy isn’t something a lot of hunters across the Northeast have traditionally used when archery hunting. But they do have their place, some believe.

November 7, 2017

Turkeys less abundant, but hunting outlook still pretty good

Turkeys aren’t as numerous as they once were, in Pennsylvania or elsewhere. But opportunities for good hunting remain.

November 1, 2017

Henry shotgun a real treat to shoot

The new Henry shotgun, available in two models, is a lever action that’s fun to shoot and pretty accurate, too. And it looks gorgeous.

November 1, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a squirrel recipe and hunting tip

Looking for a good squirrel recipe? We’ve got one here, along with a tip for taking more bushytails. Plus, a look at a handy piece of equipment.

November 1, 2017

Now’s the time to be wary of deer vehicle collisions

All deer vehicle collisions can be scary. This one was crazy, though. Do you know when accidents are most common, how to avoid them and what to do afterward?

November 1, 2017

Archery bear season underway, so what will it bring?

Pennsylvania’s archery bear season is here and expectations are high. But that’s a matter of some mystery, too.

November 1, 2017

Mandatory education for trappers? Not just yet

Trappers face challenges in a society that’s growing more removed from nature. But should they be required to undergo mandatory training?

October 31, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 14, shooting iron sights

Shooting using iron sights never used to be a problem. Now? Well, let’s say age is making it trickier.

October 30, 2017

Wild trout film debuts and more outdoor news

Efforts to look for wild trout across Pennsylvania have proven fruitful. Now, a movie celebrates that success. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 27, 2017

Turning venison into bologna and sausage

Venison sausage and bologna are both great tasting. They can be made at home, too. An expert offers some tips.

October 26, 2017

Eagles, other species and lead poisoning

For the last two and a half decades, the news about eagles in Pennsylvania has been almost always good. There’s some trouble now, though.

October 26, 2017

Outdoor extras, including dumplings for stew and more

Need something to pair with venison stew? How about some tasty dumplings? Plus, a new fishing lure and bass fishing tip.

October 26, 2017

Lake Somerset fish salvage proves revealing

Lake Somerset is being drained so that its dam can be repaired. But first, its fish have to be moved. That work has proven revealing so far.

October 26, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 13, testing a new shotgun

When it comes to gear tests, few are as fun as getting to take a new and unusual shotgun to the range.

October 24, 2017

Rattling deer, a trick new to many, offers risk and reward

Rattling deer is not a hunting technique that’s long been common in places like the Northeast. But things are changing as the deer herd does.

October 24, 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.