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With muskies, even small ones, it’s all about size

Is the key to providing anglers with more muskies to stock fewer of them to start? Maybe, says biologists, so long as those fish released are bigger to start with.

April 29, 2017

How to use a baitcasting reel and other fishing tips

Baitcasting reels can be intimidating, for sure. Keeping these few tips in mind will make it easier to use one successfully, though. Plus, some other fishing advice.

April 29, 2017

Six tips for better fishing this spring and summer

The weather is very close to changing to summertime conditions, which means it’s time to get out and chase fish. Here are some tips to increase your odds of hooking a few.

April 28, 2017

Where have all the waterfowl hunters gone?

Look around your local wetlands. Do you see fewer ducks and goose hunters than before? Probably, in what some are saying is a very concerning trend.

April 26, 2017

Two potential state record fish and more outdoor news

Two potential state record fish turned up in Pennsylvania recently. Neither is going into the book, though, for different reasons. Plus, a look at some other outdoor news.

April 25, 2017

Using decoys to kill spring gobblers

Spring turkey hunting is a game played in reverse. In the “real” world, a gobbler calls to draw hens to Read the full article…

April 22, 2017

Stolen moments lead to lasting bonds outdoors

Outdoor adventures centered around some fantastic location or epic trophy are certainly memorable. But it’s often the accumulation of little moments that build bonds.

April 22, 2017

Balancing easier access with wilderness retreats

Here’s the question. How best to balance giving some hunters with limited mobility increased access to state game lands while at the same time preserving a sense of wilderness for those who most enjoy escaping crowds.

April 21, 2017

Hiking among giants and other trail outings

So you want to hike among giants? Here’s your chance. Environmental educators from Forbes State Forest and Laurel Hill State Read the full article…

April 20, 2017

Status the key to training dogs for field and home

What’s the key to training hunting dogs, or really any dogs for that matter? Status, says Rich Kerlin. Operator of Read the full article…

April 18, 2017

Decision time for fate of wild pheasants draws near

The goal was ambitious: to restore wild pheasants to portions of Pennsylvania. The results have been mixed at best, though, and this summer may be when tough decisions are made.

April 17, 2017

Preventing Lyme disease depends on precautions, inspections

It is, unfortunately, the new reality. Once upon a time, going into the woods – to hunt, fish a stream, Read the full article…

April 17, 2017

Make decisions now for most productive food plots later

Planting food plots for wildlife is an important part of managing hunting lands. But what to plant, where to plant and when to plant? Those are important considerations.

April 17, 2017

Sunday hunting debate generating heat

Should hunters be allowed to do their thing in the woods on Sundays. Lawmakers are getting closer to saying yes in West Virginia, while sportsmen and lawmakers push the issue in other states.

April 14, 2017

Getting children started in fishing

Walk into any giant box store and look at the children’s fishing rods. They’ll all be armed with push-button spincast Read the full article…

April 13, 2017

Hunting walleyes the wrong way and other outdoors news

Many anglers love walleyes. One person, though, went about it the wrong way and is paying the price. Plus, panthers, high school fishing teams, women hunters and more.

April 12, 2017

Situation with mallards may lead to new waterfowl rules

Mallards have long been the one duck, more so than any other, that’s dictated waterfowl hunting seasons in the Atlantic Flyway. But that may change sooner rather than later.

April 10, 2017

Tips for catching more trout this spring

Spring brings with it the opportunity to fish for trout. But how best to do it? From flies to hard lures to baits, there are all kinds of options.

April 8, 2017

Choosing the right mouth call for turkey hunting

There are plenty of options — almost too many — when it comes to deciding which mouth call to use for turkey hunting. here’s one expert’s advice on how to choose.

April 8, 2017

From deer to camping to fishing to geese, a roundup of outdoor news

Deer hunting? Fishing hot spots? The health benefits of getting outside? There’s all that and more outdoor news here.

April 7, 2017

Finding the value in a fishing license

What do people think they’re getting when they buy a fishing license? Marketing students say sellers need to determine that and strive to meet those wants.

April 6, 2017

Waterfowl hunters may be able to shoot more black ducks

Waterfowl hunters haven’t been able to shoot many black ducks in years past. Things are likely about to change, however.

April 5, 2017

Tips for choosing a fishing kayak

So you want to give kayak fishing a try? The rewards are many. But take some things into consideration to make sure you get hte right boat for you.

April 4, 2017

New books for the sportsman’s library

Hunters and anglers looking to add to their personal library might want to check out a trio of new books. From fishing to turkey hunting to the accidents that sometimes happen, they’ve got it covered.

April 2, 2017

Semiautomatic rifles coming to PA’s woods

Hunters have never been permitted to use semiautomatic rifles in Pennsylvania’s woods. Until now, that is. They’ll be legal for some species this coming year, though not for all.

April 2, 2017

A stream that is, many hope, the last of its kind

Call it an attempt to keep people happy while still protecting a natural resource. That’s what the Fish and Boat Commission is labeling it anyway.

March 31, 2017

Forget about food to stay alive

If you ever find yourself in a survival scenario outdoors, there are some very important things to key in on immediately. Food is not one of them.

March 30, 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.