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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

A giant bull elk, potential record whitetail and more outdoor news

A hunter given the chance to chase bull elk during the rut makes the most of his opportunity. Plus, a potential record whitetail, political intrigue, helping kids get outside and more.

October 23, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 12, along the Appalachian Trail

Through hiking the Appalachian Trail remains a dream. But, for one afternoon, we walked it.

October 23, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 11, a win for the whitetails

The whitetails won this round. The early muzzleloader season is over and there are not yet any deer in the freezer.

October 22, 2017

Things may get worse for grouse before they get better

Ruffed grouse are battling tough times across Pennsylvania. That’s not likely to change any time soon, unfortunately.

October 18, 2017

Hunting, fishing license fees seem unlikely to increase

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that hunting and fishing license fees will change any time soon. There are several reasons why.

October 18, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a fall camping tip, steelhead recipe and more

Fall camping can be fun, but you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s a tip to make your overnighter enjoyable. Plus a steelhead recipe and gear for staying warm in cold weather.

October 18, 2017

Using catfish to create, motivate anglers

Catfish are plentiful, widespread, fun to catch and good table fare. The Fish and Boat Commission tried to impress that upon anglers at two events. And, it believes, it succeeded in generating interest in the species.

October 18, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 10, tales of a poke and a grinny

A poke is a bag and a chipmunk is a grinny? Those revelations have more meaning than you might think.

October 17, 2017

Timing of the whitetail rut and how to hunt around it

The whitetail rut peaks the same time, year after year, state after state. And it’s got nothing to do with the moon or weather. But how to hunt it?

October 17, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 9, a tale of acorn weevils

Throwing a few acorns into the truck and then forgetting about them leads to a surprise in the form of some acorn weevils.

October 16, 2017

State’s battle plan for chronic wasting disease so far about groundwork

Chronic wasting disease threatens deer and deer hunting. So what is Pennsylvania doing to control it?

October 16, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 8, too early for the best autumn colors

A visit to several spots in the Laurel Highlands failed to reveal the peak of autumn colors, but was worthwhile nonetheless.

October 15, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 7, perils of public land hunting

Public land hunting has challenges that have nothing to do with the availability of wildlife.

October 14, 2017

Looking at the future of hatcheries, trout stockings

The Fish and Boat Commission has 13 hatcheries and stocks as many trout as it can each year. Should that be its policy, though? That debate it starting now.

October 11, 2017

Tips for hunting foxes and coyotes

Foxes and coyotes can often be had by focusing on a bird stocked for other hunters. That, and more predator hunting tips.

October 11, 2017

Outdoor extras, including trailing deer, a new lure and jerky recipe

You want a tip for trailing deer that have been hit with an arrow or bullet? We’ve got you covered. Plus a new fishing lure and jerky recipe.

October 11, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 6, alone with a muzzleloader on the shooting range

Getting ready for the inline muzzleloader deer season gets outdoors editor Bob Frye on the range. Surprisingly, he’s alone.

October 11, 2017

Emergency response team offers aid and more outdoor news

An emergency responses team from the Fish and Boat Commission traveled to Texas to help flood victims. That and more outdoor news.

October 11, 2017

Don’t wait, scout now for success later on black bears

Hunting black bears in the Northeast presents challenges. The way to overcome the odds, especially for hunters who aren’t part of a big group, is to prepare in advance.

October 10, 2017

Questions and unexpected answers from anglers

A special event focusing on wild trout revealed a little more than might have been expected, about anglers as much as fish.

October 9, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 5, whitetails and 10 more yards

Whitetails are the subject of day five of this outdoor odyssey. Things start slowly, then pick up.

October 8, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 4, taking advantage of opportunities

Taking advantage of opportunities means time spent walking in the woods. It turns out to be revealing.

October 8, 2017

Four keys to successful waterfowling

Successful waterfowling comes down to four factors more than anything else, says one veteran hunter. Now’s the time to learn them, as the seasons on ducks and geese open soon.

October 4, 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.