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How to get more shots at ruffed grouse and other outdoor news

We can’t help you hit them, but we can help you get off more shots at the ruffed grouse you flush this fall. Here’s that, a new piece of gear and more,.

November 11, 2019

Change likely, and finally, coming to fishing license display rule

Pennsylvania’s fishing license display rule may soon change to become like similar regulations around most of the country. Read this to see what’s coming.

November 11, 2019

Camp kitchen essentials for every outing

There are some camp kitchen essentials you just can’t do without. How to keep them organized and on hand is the question. We’ve got some suggestions.

November 7, 2019

Haswell survival knife combines art, functionality

The latest version of the much-ballyhooed Haswell survival knife is on the market. We took a look at one to see how it performs. Here’s our answer.

November 6, 2019

Raccoon Lake a consistent bass hot spot

Anglers looking to tie into some nice largemouth bass could do a lot worse than western Pennsylvania’s Raccoon Lake. Here’s a look at why that’s true.

November 6, 2019

How to safely wade while fishing and more outdoors notes

Wading safety, important always, is really critical when the water is often high, fast and cold. We look at that and more in this week’s outdoor extras.

November 5, 2019

Six health benefits of eating wild game

The health benefits of eating wild game and clear and obvious. Here’s a look at how fare from the woods and fields is better for your diet.

October 31, 2019

Pennsylvania Sunday hunting bill clears last big hurdle

Sunday hunting looks to be coming to Pennsylvania for 2020. There are a few seeming formalities to account for, but that’s it. Here’s the latest.

October 30, 2019

A cottontail rabbit hunting tip and other outdoors extras

Here’s a cottontail rabbit hunting tip to get you more game. Plus, we look at a deer hunting tool and a weird, borderline gross, wildlife survival strategy.

October 29, 2019

Mammoth Dam home to mammoth largemouth bass, crappies

Anglers looking to catch trophy largemouth bass might want to visit a small western Pennsylvania lake with at least one near-record sized fish. Here’s why.

October 29, 2019

How to choose a taxidermist

Choosing the “right” taxidermist is important if you want your mount to be more pleasant memory than unfortunate nightmare. How to do it? Here’s some advice.

October 23, 2019

Anglers will see more big and bright trout in 2020

Anglers who enjoy trophy trout, some of them golden rainbows, are in for a treat. Pennsylvania will stock more than ever in 2020.

October 23, 2019

Work, health keep Americans from enjoying nature

What is it that keeps more people from enjoying free time in nature? Economics and health, says a new study. And some groups struggle more than others.

October 23, 2019

Birds, binoculars, more in outdoor extras

Birds are big business in America, of that there’s no doubt. We look at that, as well as how to choose binoculars and a new fishing lure.

October 23, 2019

Sunday hunting bill clears committee, but with amendment

The push for Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania cleared another hurdle in the legislature. Sportsmen had to make one final, concession,. Here’s the latest.,

October 23, 2019

Report offers recommendations on the future of state parks

Pennsylvania’s state parks face serious challenges, from a huge maintenance backlog to people loving them to death. What to do? A new report offers ideas.

October 17, 2019

Advice on building a fire in the rain

Building a fire for survival purposes is one thing. Having to do it in the rain is another. There are some things you can do to prepare, though.

October 16, 2019

How to bag more pheasants throughout fall

Ask any veteran small game hunter. Chasing pheasants can be thrilling. But only if you get into birds. Here are a half dozen ways to do just that.

October 15, 2019

Glade Dam Lake offers immediate fishing, potential perhaps for more

Ever fished Glade Dam Lake? If you said no, you’re not alone. It’s not empty of fish, but it could use some help. And now it’s getting it.

October 15, 2019

Tips to promote hunting safety for everyone

Hunting safety has long been a priority for hunters and wildlife agencies. That’s paying off. Here’s how and what can be done to make things even better.

October 15, 2019

Coyotes, millennials and other outdoor extras

What do coyotes and increasing numbers of millennials have in common? Well, at least one thing. Plus we look at a tool for archers and talk hiking boots.

October 15, 2019

Accessible Hunter creator inspires others to get back into the woods

The man behind the Accessible Hunter website and Facebook page? Yeah, you might say he’s pretty inspiring. Here’s how and why he’s helping so many others.

October 10, 2019

Tips for hiking safely in hunting season

Hiking in autumn, when hunters share the woods, is actually quite safe. And heeding these six tips makes if all the more likely everyone goes home happy.

October 9, 2019

Off grid camping offers few amenities, but plenty of fun

Off grid camping doesn’t offer much in the way of modern amenities. But that’s the whole point. There’s no better way to “get away from it all” than this.

October 8, 2019

Work on Somerset Lake finally to begin

Work to rebuild and restore southwestern Pennsylvania’s Somerset Lake is finally underway, two years later than expected. Here’s what to expect next.

October 8, 2019

Finally, good news on combating CWD

Sick of hearing about CWD? Yeah, join the club. But finally there’s at least one small piece of good news out there. Here’s the latest.

October 7, 2019

Tips on storing canoes and kayaks in outdoor extras

Storing your canoes and kayaks for the winter isn’t necessarily hard. But there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. We look at that and more.

October 7, 2019

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.