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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Studying mosquitoes to help grouse

They’re a pest to humans, for sure. But mosquitoes may be more than that to ruffed grouse. Scientists are looking at how the bugs may be impacting populations of the poplar game bird.

June 29, 2017

Gypsy moths, giant smallmouths, invasive fish and other outdoor news

The fight to protect Pennsylvania’s forests from gypsy moths is an ongoing one. Plus, news of a giant Lake Erie smallmouth bass, invasive fish, and more.

June 28, 2017

Outdoor books for the sportsmen, naturalist

if you’re like me, you’re always looking to add to your outdoor library. here are three books worth consideration.

June 27, 2017

Fate of bass lakes still in question

Last year at this time, all four of these lakes looked to be full of stunted bass. Now, though? One remains a problem, ut the picture is less clear on the others.

June 26, 2017

Three semiautomatic rifles for small game hunting

This is the year. State lawmakers removed the prohibition on hunting with semiautomatic rifles in Pennsylvania last winter. Game Commissioners Read the full article…

June 23, 2017

Preparation key to filming outdoor adventures

Many outdoorsmen and women head into the woods these days looking to bring home video memories. To gete something special requires planning, however.

June 23, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a foil pack recipe, tip and new lure

If you’re looking for a special breakfast while at camp, consider this tasty, fruity foil pack favorite. Plus, a tip for summertime coyote hunters and a new fishing lure.

June 23, 2017

Otters doing increasingly well across Pennsylvania

Once scarce, otters are doing increasingly well across Pennsylvania. That may lead to new opportunities for trappers in the near future.

June 23, 2017

Camping weekend offers opportunity to look at nature deficit disorder

Children don’t get outdoors as they once did. We know that. But how to fix it? A day spent outdoors is always worthwhile. But two days? Or three? or even more? Camping offers opportunities to extend time in the woods and on the water.

June 22, 2017

Lake Arthur prime for bass, Crooked Creek for crappies

Lake Arthur has long been a prime spot for largemouth bass and that remains the case, according to some recent survey work. Crooked Creek, meanwhile, is prime for crappies.

June 21, 2017

Pymatuning improvements and other outdoor news

Structures intended to create fishing “hot spots” were recently installed in Pymatuning Lake. There’s plenty of other outdoor news here, too, from giant catfish to hunting licenses to stuck moose.

June 20, 2017

Technology likely coming to the duck blind, deer woods

Pennsylvania is traditionally pretty restrictive when it comes to allowing electronic devices for hunting. But that’s likely about to change, at least with regard to three products.

June 19, 2017

On the hunt for blue catfish

Pennsylvania’s rivers hold flathead and channel catfish now. once, they also held blues. Might they be returning? It seems a question of when rather than if.

June 16, 2017

It’s time to think about trail cameras

Hunting season may seem a long ways off given the heat of summer. But licenses are going on sale, so it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be chasing deer. Trail cameras can help, starting now.

June 16, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a coconut catfish recipe, fishing jigs and a new bait product

There’s a new product on the market meant to bring fish to stationary fishermen. Plus, a bass fishing tip and a catfish recipe.

June 16, 2017

Essential gear for paddling adventures

There’s no denying just how much fun paddling can be, whether in a canoe or kayak. The difference between a really enjoyable trip and one that ends in misery can be as simple as a few pieces of equipment.

June 15, 2017

Investigation of tree stand accidents to begin

Tree stand accidents seem to be on the increase. But what’s causing them and why? An investigation aims to figure that out.

June 13, 2017

A bear of an opportunity for teachers and more outdoor news

Here’s an opportunity for teachers to learn about black bears from, if all goes well, an actual bear. Plus a fishing tip and wild trout, drug money, waterfowl and lead ammunition news.

June 12, 2017

Young fly anglers to compete on the world stage

It’s one thing to be able to fly fish well. But to be able to represent your country while doing it, in competition against young fly anglers from around the world? That’;s just what these young anglers are preparing for.

June 9, 2017

Largemouth bass are the fish of summer

All fish have their time and place on the angler’s calendar. When summer hits, though, it’s time to think of bass, and oftentimes largemouths.

June 8, 2017

Outdoor extras including a fishing tip, recipe and new lure

Looking for a fun meal to cook over the campfire? here you go. Plus a new fishing lure and a bass fishing tip.

June 8, 2017

Bait fishing maybe not as lethal as thought

Are stocked trout caught on bait more likely to die than those caught on lures and flies? Not necessarily, says one researcher. But some people aren’t buying it.

June 8, 2017

Water purification while in the woods, on the trail

Go on a multi-day excursion outdoors, or find yourself in a disaster or survival situation, and purifying water quickly becomes a priority. here’s a handy product that does just that.

June 7, 2017

It’s time to get outdoors and fish, paddle, hike

Get outdoors now to enjoy a special paddle or a benefit bass tournament for a slain police office. Plus, news on turkey hunting accidents, an unusual catch and a state record.

June 6, 2017

Bringing balance to Pennsylvania forests

Pennsylvania’s forests are largely old. That’s got consequences for certain species of wildlife. One state agency is looking to add a little balance across tree age classes.

June 5, 2017

Hunting the northern goshawk, the ultimate forest raptor

They’re an exceptional bird, one considered by many to be the “ultimate forest raptor.” But they may be in trouble. Researchers are trying to figure out how many are out there and where they’re at.

June 2, 2017

Topwater frogs of a different color

Topwater frogs catch bass. There’s no doubt about that. but what colors and styles to use? Two experts weigh in.

June 2, 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.