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Wasting disease may change boundaries, rules

Game Commissioners will consider a proposal to change the shape of several wildlife management units to better fight chronic wasting disease. It’s not just deer hunters who could be impacted, though. Those who chase bears, turkeys and more might feel the differences.

December 6, 2016

Commissions will wait longer for replacements

The two agencies charged with serving the state’s anglers, hunters and trappers are going to have to wait a bit longer to get any new decision makers.

November 26, 2016

Back in a big way in Penn’s woods

Once a rarity, fishers are becoming more and more common in more and more places across Pennsylvania. Deer hunters might want to keep an eye open for them next week.

November 25, 2016

An ugly problem growing more common

When healthy, they’re among the most beautiful creatures in the woods. Pennsylvania’s black bears, though, are showing evidence of a disease problem, on e well-meaning people are making worse.

November 17, 2016

Baiting once again a problem

Cheaters looking for an edge have been filling Penn’s Woods with piles of bait, even in a season when the supply of wild foods is amazing.

November 16, 2016

Time to choose a river of the year

There are lots of opportunities to combine fishing with paddling across Pennsylvania, or simply float downstream amidst nature’s wonders. Here are four rivers up for special consideration, though.

November 15, 2016

Ospreys, a possible new world record and more

A new count shows ospreys are doing well in Pennsylvania, while a Tennessee hunter may have taken a new world record whitetail. Plus, more outdoor news.

November 14, 2016

Fall trout fishing and steelhead

Anglers looking to get in some last-minute fishing can target freshly-stocked trout on some area waters. Steelhead fishing is improving, too.

November 3, 2016

Good fishing available? Fall fish tales say yes

Sure, it’s fall. But that doesn’t mean sportsmen should forget completely about fishing. As these men prove, there are some wonderful fish out there to be caught.

November 2, 2016

The rut, fall turkeys and more

If you’re a bowhunter, the numbers show you need to be in the woods right now. Plus, news of fall turkeys and more.

October 30, 2016

Changing poachers and other outdoor news

Poaching remains a persistent problem, even as the nature of poachers has changed. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 28, 2016

A special hunt and a gun law change

A father and sons enjoy a magical weekend of hunting. Plus, lawmakers agree to allow new types of firearms in the woods. Now it’s up to the Governor.

October 27, 2016

Gun legislation, lake news and venison sandwiches

Legislation that would change what hunters could carry into the woods is up for one last debate. Plus, changes coming to two lakes and a fast food chain test markets a venison sandwich.

October 26, 2016

A new kind of outdoor show

If you’ve ever watched an outdoors show on television and thought it doesn’t resemble your adventures, you’re not alone. A new program aims to be more realistic.

October 25, 2016

Fan-friendly elk hunt, steelhead access and more

You don’t need an elk license to share in at least a bit of the excitement of Pennsylvania’s hunt this fall. Plus, plans to link steelhead and anglers and more news.

October 23, 2016

Gill lice on PA brookies and more outdoor news

Yeah, they’re as nasty looking as you’d expect. What impact the appearance of gill lice in Pennsylvania will have is the question. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 21, 2016

Taking a look at BUI and more news

What should the penalties be when a good time on the water leads to trouble on the roads? That’s a debate going on right now. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 17, 2016

A roundup of outdoor news

It’s not always all about deer. Or it least it doesn’t have to be. There’s some great small game hunting to be had. Plus more outdoor news.

October 17, 2016

Venison, it’s what’s for dinner

Hunters will take hundreds of thousands of deer in Pennsylvania this fall. Turning them into tasty dishes on the table isn’t always easy, though. A new cookbook offers suggestions on how to tackle that, from the traditional to the exotic.

October 14, 2016

Young hunters and their deer

A trio of area youngsters harvested their first deer this fall. Think they were excited? Their smiles tell the story.

October 13, 2016

Ground zero for new anglers?

It’s one thing to say you want to create new anglers. But how to really do it? Pennsylvania will make a pitch to become the leader in that experiment. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 10, 2016

Fall is not just for hunting

Fall offers opportunities for exciting, and uncrowded, fishing for steelhead and smallmouth bass. Plus, news on getting a permit to carry a handgun and more.

October 9, 2016

Hope for PA’s smallest rattlesnake

It’s Pennsylvania’s smallest rattlesnake, and its rarest. And it’s in trouble here and elsewhere. But there may be hope for the eastern massasauga yet.

October 6, 2016

Wondering about wild trout

Can a brown trout be wild in Pennsylvania, since they’re not native to the state? And how much effort should be spent on protecting them either way? That’s the debate.

October 3, 2016

A look at the possible new world record elk

It’s what just about every hunter dreams of: taking that one beautiful animal. This hunter did and may just vault to the top of the record book.

September 22, 2016

Lawmakers and license fees

Legislation that would allow the Game and Fish and Boat commissions to set their own license fees was advanced by lawmakers on Tuesday. But not without some controversy.

September 21, 2016

Politics and wildlife management

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is going to be audited after the first of the year. For what purpose? Even the auditors don’t know that yet.

September 14, 2016

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.