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The Adventure Starts Here

Blind hunter takes his first deer on a memorable opening day

Max Lamm might be a blind hunter, but he’s a successful one, too. The 16-year-old killed a buck on his first time out in what is a tale of determination, grit and cooperation.

January 18, 2018

Snowshoes a different and fun way to get around in winter

If you love to wander the winter woods, but deep snow seems a barrier, strap on some snowshoes. They’re an ancient tool with modern applications.

January 18, 2018

A bass fishing lure, tip for anglers and more

When it comes to bass fishing, bluegills are a prime bait, right? Well, here’s a lure meant to attract big fish. Plus, we’ve got a fishing tip for you and a great venison recipe.

January 18, 2018

Game Commission says no to windmills

Windmills have popped up all across Pennsylvania in the last decade-plus. One place they haven’t been found, though, is on state game lands. And things are going to stay that way, it seems.

January 17, 2018

North Country Trail ‘hike 50 challenge’ will mark anniversary

If you’re up for a good walk, the Pennsylvania State Council of the North Country Trail Association is sponsoring the “Hike 50 Challenge.” It’s to celebrate the creation of trails across America.

January 15, 2018

Dove hunting rules may get a makeover

Dove hunting in Pennsylvania could get a makeover by the coming fall, with changes to seasons, hunting hours and, most notably, how and where they’re pursued.

January 11, 2018

The time of year for new outdoor gear

Think you have enough outdoor gear, whether that’s fishing lures, pocketknives or camping equipment? Think again. Gear manufacturers are busy at this time of year hawking new gadgets.

January 11, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a trail snack

If you’re looking for a tasty trail snack you can make at home, butterscotch brownies fit the bill. Plus, a predator calling tip and a Pennsylvania-made call.

January 11, 2018

Brook trout populations include movers and stayers

Brook trout populations include movers and stayers. That’s important, researchers say, for the health of fisheries going forward.

January 10, 2018

Study to look at elk pregnancy rates

Elk pregnancy rates across Pennsylvania are “suspiciously low,” in the eyes of biologists. What’s going on? A study aims to find answers.

January 9, 2018

PA archer takes a new state record whitetail

A Pennsylvania archery hunter who got one look, in the flesh, at a giant whitetail made it count. He now holds the state record for a typical whitetail.

January 4, 2018

Sharpshooting deer coming to PA to combat CWD

In an effort to combat chronic wasting disease, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is experimenting with sharpshooting. How hunters and the public respond is the question.

January 4, 2018

Winter means start of the outdoors show season

It’s winter, which means it’s outdoors show season across Pennsylvania. A number of shows are on the calendar.

January 4, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a cold weather tip and biscuit recipe

When the weather turns frightfully cold, it’s important to keep your feet and insides warm. Here’s a tip about boot covers and a biscuit recipe.

January 4, 2018

Debating the past and future of the hunting digest

The hunting digest hunters traditionally received with their Pennsylvania hunting license went away in 2017-18, at least as a free publication. So how did that work out?

January 3, 2018

A coyote bounty and other outdoor news

A coyote bounty as a way of controlling predators? That’s something one state is experimenting with. Plus, more outdoor news.

January 3, 2018

Should PA buck hunters be allowed two deer a year?

Pennsylvania buck hunters have been limited to one deer a year for, well, just about forever. Should a few hunters get the chance at a second set of antlers, though?

December 27, 2017

Flintlock deer season all about connectivity

Pennsylvania’s flintlock deer season is here. The conditions are usually cold, but the hunting can often be worth it.

December 27, 2017

Outdoor extras, including duck hunting tips and a venison recipe

There remains some good duck hunting to be had, despite the fact that waterfowl seasons are winding down. The key is to remember how wary birds are at this time of year.

December 27, 2017

Looking at ear tag rules and deer hunters

Regulations say hunters who kill a deer across Pennsylvania are to apply an ear tag. Not all do — not to the ear, anyway. A discussion about whether that could or should change brought out some interesting points.

December 26, 2017

Clubs preparing to stock the Yough

Some anglers are surely thinking ice fishing. but it’s not to early to start dreaming of plans to stock the Yough River either.

December 26, 2017

Pennsylvania hunting seasons could see changes in 2018-19

The job of setting Pennsylvania hunting seasons begins earlier than some might think. That ongoing work may lead to changes in 2018-19.

December 21, 2017

A look at Lake Erie fishing and other news

Lake Erie fishing is varied and popular. But what’s it worth? A new study aims to find out. Plus, news impacting anglers and boaters elsewhere.

December 21, 2017

Outdoors extras, including ice fishing safety and a winter recipe

if you’re planning to hear out to do some ice fishing this winter, keep safety foremost in mind. And in the meantime, check out this hearty one-pot recipe for cold days and an old fishing lure made new.

December 21, 2017

Winter bird feeding tips and tricks

Winter bird feeding is a great way to get up close looks at wildlife. There are some factors to consider before starting, though.

December 21, 2017

Outdoorsmen and women losing their voice in politics

If you think hunting has changed, and will continue to change, you’re right. What you may not realize is how that’s playing out in politics and among lawmakers.

December 21, 2017

For a different kind of hunting, try squirrel dogs

Squirrel dogs? They’re hugely popular in some parts of the country, not so much in others. But they’re effective and fun everywhere.

December 20, 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.