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The best days for deer hunting and other whitetail trivia

Any time you can go deer hunting is a good time. But some days definitely hold more promise than others. Plus, some other whitetail trivia.

October 4, 2017

Outdoors extras, including rangefinders and tips for staying warm in autumn’s chill

Want to know how to get the most from rangefinders? Here’s a tip. Plus a cool camping gadget and a campfire breakfast recipe.

October 4, 2017

Outdoor odyssey Day 3, misery and hope love company

Day three of our outdoor odyssey sees fresh fish in the lake, but little in the way of action. Hope springs eternal, though.

October 4, 2017

Calling deer about more than just making noise

Calling deer is about volume, intensity, emotion and duration, according to one expert. Hunters who understand calling, though, can increase their odds of hunting success.

October 4, 2017

Pheasant stocking specifics and other outdoor news

The Game Commission is giving hunters unprecedented information on its pheasant stocking plans this fall. Plus, other outdoor news.

October 3, 2017

Outdoor odyssey Day 2, fishing among the parents

A short evening’s worth of fishing leads to just a small ones on the end of the line, but some interesting conversation overheard.

October 3, 2017

Outdoor odyssey Day 1, Caledonia State Park camping and hiking

Day 1 of outdoors editor Bob Frye’s 260-day challenge takes him to Caledonia State Park for some camping and hiking.

October 2, 2017

Debate begins on youth-only season for beavers or other furbearers

Might beavers join the list of species that can be pursued by kids in special youth-only seasons? That’s the debate right now.

October 2, 2017

Steelhead stream improvement project may soon begin, while Keystone Select program grows

The Fish and Boat wants steelhead in more places, for the benefit of anglers. An effort to make that happen may soon begin. Meanwhile, the Keystone Select program is expanding again.

September 28, 2017

Keys to better tasting venison jerky

It’s relatively simple to make really good tasting venison jerky, provided you keep a few things in mind. An expert offers some recommendations.

September 28, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a bluegill tip and venison recipe

Looking for a hearty fall venison recipe? We’ve got you covered. Plus, a bluegill fishing tip and a new fishing lure.

September 28, 2017

Waterfalls are chaos and power turned into beauty

Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular features you can find on most landscapes. it’s no mystery how they’re formed, though.

September 27, 2017

Fewer trout, fewer warmwater fish, hatchery closings coming if no fishing license fee hike approved

Fewer trout will await anglers starting in 2019 if the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission doesn’t get a revenue increase. Board members put that on lawmakers on Monday.

September 25, 2017

Buck rubs and scrapes and when to hunt each

Targeting buck rubs and scrapes can be productive for deer hunters. Each, though, has its own time as a hot spot.

September 25, 2017

Ground blinds can be key to hunting success

Ground blinds can mean the difference between success and failure for hunters. To hunt from one effectively, though, requires getting one that meets your needs.

September 22, 2017

Embarking on an outdoor odyssey

Talk about an outdoor odyssey. Everybody Adventures outdoors editor Bob Frye hopes to spend 260 days outdoors next year.

September 22, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a campfire recipe

How about a tasty campfire recipe to get things started? Plus a deer hunting tip and a blind that works on the ground or in a tree.

September 22, 2017

Angler combines fly fishing and art in a unique way

Fly fishing art often focuses on trout pulled from tiny mountain streams. That’s not the case with Alessio DeIuliis, though.

September 21, 2017

Smuggling case with ties to CWD, Pennsylvania deer farm revealed

A Pennsylvania deer farm that was confirmed to have chronic wasting disease within its herd has ties to a smuggling case.

September 21, 2017

Bradys Run Lake looks good for bass, not so good for panfish

Bradys Run Lake is home to a bass population that’s nice now and poised to get better. Its panfish, though, leave something to be desired.

September 20, 2017

Hunter education corps taking on a new look

Hunter education relies on volunteer instructors in Pennsylvania. For years, the instructor corps has been largely male. But things are changing a bit.

September 18, 2017

Handling submerged firearms and ammunition and more outdoor news

What should you do with submerged firearms and ammunition after pulling them from the water? Experts offer advice. Plus, some other outdoor news.

September 15, 2017

Is trouble brewing at Shenango River Lake?

Shenango River Lake is looking pretty good as a bass fishery these days. But might another species spell trouble for the waterway?

September 14, 2017

Venison preparation tips for the archery season

Archery season is here, so now’s the time to think not only about tagging a deer, but how to make the best use of it afterward. An expert offers some good advice.

September 14, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a steelhead burger recipe

If you’re thinking of keeping a steelhead or two for the table, and want something other than smoked or fried fish, here’s a good recipe. Plus, a new fishing lure and fishing tip.

September 14, 2017

Debating night vision, thermal imaging for nighttime predator hunting

Pennsylvania is not a state where predator hunters can use night vision and thermal imaging technology for nighttime predator hunting. Should that change?

September 13, 2017

Wild trout experiment on Penns Creek

Penns Creek is home to lots of wild brown trout. But are regulations that limit angler harvest creating more and bigger ones? That’s the question.

September 11, 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.