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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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Good news on mentored catfish, bad news on walleyes and muskies

Mentored catfish opportunities aimed primarily at urban youngsters are coming to Pennsylvania. That’s the good news. The bad? Efforts to produce fisheries at two other lakes aren’t working.

July 13, 2018

Baits to consider for summertime bass fishing

Bass fishing offers the chance to experiment with all different kinds of lures. Here’s a look at where and why to fish some.

July 11, 2018

Tips on dealing with mice in trail shelters

Trail shelters are relatively comfortable, nice places to stay when hiking and backpacking. But spending a night in the most frequently used ones often means having company in the form of resident mice.

July 10, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a tip for staying in hunting shape

Are you in hunting shape? If not, now’s the time to start changing things. We also look at a fish recipe and a tool for shooters.

July 10, 2018

Changes in rules mean potentially less wildlife funding for states

Federal wildlife funding — or the rules for how it’s allocated — are undergoing changes. That could mean less money for state wildlife agencies like the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

July 9, 2018

Surveys show stocking bigger channel cats produces better fisheries

Channel cats stocked as yearlings at three western Pennsylvania lakes are surviving at much higher rates than those stocked as fingerlings. Will that lead to a change statewide?

July 6, 2018

American shad, the nation’s ‘founding fish,’ face troubles, but there’s still cause for hope

American shad have been called the “founding fish” for their role in sustaining Native Americans and later European settlers. They’re facing tough times now, though perhaps therre’s cause for hope.

July 5, 2018

A new license sales system coming, while changes to doe license applications already here

Doe license applications are soon being accepted in Pennsylvania, with some small modifications to those familiar pink envelopes. Bigger changes are coming soon to the license sales system overall.

July 5, 2018

Low head dams a killer to avoid when on the water

Low head dams are common on waterways around the country. And everywhere they exist, they’re potential killers.

July 3, 2018

Outdoors extras, including an Australian fishing lure

Here’s a look at an Australian fishing lure that might be just the thing for trout, walleyes, sauger and more. Plus, we’ve got a crappie fishing tip and a campfire recipe.

July 2, 2018

Tiger muskies proving elusive in the Beaver River

Tiger muskies have been stocked in the upper Beaver River in western Pennsylvania for years. It’s unclear if that’s producing a fishery, though.

July 2, 2018

Hungarian partridges may return to Pennsylvania’s hunting scene

Hungarian partridges haven’t existed in Pennsylvania for decades, and that’s not likely to change. But some are seeking permission to release them for dog training and hunting.

June 29, 2018

Straitedge Angler Pro inflatable kayak proves its worth

An inflatable kayak for fishing? Our review of this one, the Straitedge Angler Pro, found it to be just the thing for getting on the water, especially in certain situations.

June 27, 2018

Tiny campgrounds offer the right mix of seclusion and access

Tiny campgrounds don’t wow you with their amenities. But that’s the point. They’re small, out of the way places that serve as great jumping off points for outdoor adventure.

June 27, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a look at a lantern for camping

The right lantern can make any camping outing easier and more fun. We take a look at one, plus offer up a recipe and another camping tip.

June 27, 2018

Debating catch and release fishing rules for protecting and marketing wild trout streams

Wild trout exist all across Pennsylvania. Are catch and release fishing rules the best way to protect those fish while still marketing them to more anglers? That’s the question.

June 24, 2018

A critical time for turkey poults and turkey management

Turkey poults born in spring are susceptible to wet, cold weather. A new turkey management plan being developed for Pennsylvania looks to factor survival, and hen mortality, into the setting of seasons in a clearer way.

June 22, 2018

American eels turn up in Allegheny River and a county park lake

American eels in the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh? Yes, two of the far-traveling fish turned up in the river this summer. Oh, and anglers can perhaps catch one in an even weirder place, too.

June 21, 2018

Debating hatchery closings and smaller trout

Should the Fish and Boat Commission close hatcheries or no? And if the answer is yes, should it switch to stocking smaller trout so as to keep the total number high? That’s all being debated right now.

June 20, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a walleye recipe

Here’s a citrus walleye recipe that’s easy to make yet really good. Plus, we take a look at a new bass lure and talk archery practice.

June 20, 2018

Hit the trail to experience the wicked beauty of mountain laurel

Mountain laurel is a beautiful, if deceptively wicked, symbol of summer in Eastern forests. And now is the time to hike, backpack, camp and wander among it.

June 20, 2018

New Pennsylvania hunting map a wealth of information

An all-new Pennsylvania hunting map that includes information on 3.7 million acres of public land figures to help lots of sportsmen and women this fall.

June 19, 2018

Be black bear aware in summer outdoor season

Be black bear aware if you’ll be hiking, camping, or otherwise exploring the outdoors this summer. The big omnivores are more common in more places around the country than ever.

June 13, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a groundhog hunting tip

Groundhog hunting offers summer sport for those who know where to find the animals. We’ve got a tip to help there, plus a camping recipe and a piece of gear that’s great for when you get away.

June 13, 2018

Game Commission looking to simplify fluorescent orange regulations

Fluorescent orange requirements vary by Pennsylvania hunting seasons. That makes things very complex, all agree. But how to simplify things? That’s the question.

June 13, 2018

When it comes to Butler County bass fishing, one lake good, one not so much

When it comes to Butler County bass fishing, an often overlooked option is a small pond on public property that’s full of fish, if not always big ones. A nearby water, meanwhile, has potential, too, but needs some help.

June 12, 2018

With more and more CWD-positive deer showing up, are Pennsylvania lawmakers going to act, ever?

More and more CWD-positive deer are showing up across Pennsylvania each year. Is the state legislature going to act to control that plague?

June 11, 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.