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Bass fishing during the spawn: an experiment

Taking a page from competitive kayak anglers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is going to allow a tournament during the bass spawn, under certain conditions.

January 25, 2017

More big trout in more places

If the chance to catch big trout — fish up to 20 inches or more — is your thing, these are the places you want to be fishing.

January 24, 2017

An opportunity to get kids shooting

Have a youngster looking for something fun to do? Want to teach them some gun safety? Want to do both for free? Here’s your chance.

January 23, 2017

PA’s 2017 river of the year: and the winner is…

Four waters were in the running, but only one could be named Pennsylvania’s river of the year for 2017. We’ve got a winner.

January 20, 2017

Next steps after more CWD found in PA

Chronic wasting disease has popped up again in Pennsylvania, this time in connection with captive deer. Hunters inside and outside fences may be impacted as a result.

January 19, 2017

Trying to save a small game tradition

Interest in small game hunting has been waning for decades, but one sportsmen’s club is trying hard to keep it alive. Can it succeed?

January 13, 2017

Two new world records

It’s all over but the certification. Two hunters this past fall killed what seem certain to be new world records.

January 11, 2017

Recruiting women, buying guns and more

Who better to recruit women anglers than a female fly fishing guide, right? And have a spare $55,000 to spend? The gun of the month club might be for you.

January 6, 2017

The eagle talon buck

Shooting a deer in an urban area is always challenging. But for one hunter, the reward was a once-in-a-lifetime animal.

December 30, 2016

A buck for dad

Every deer taken by a hunter holds special memories. In this case, though, bagging a buck was more about honoring a man gone than anything else.

December 29, 2016

Talking bear cubs and mange

Can mange be controlled through hunting? And what are the impacts of shooting cubs in bear season? Questions and answers.

December 27, 2016

A huge health threat going unaddressed

Pennsylvania has a huge problem with Lyme disease. And while it may have ideas on how to stop its spread or even prevent it, there appears to be little to no money to make any of that happen.

December 26, 2016

An end to bear check stations?

Successful Pennsylvania bear hunters have to check in the animals they harvest. Should they have to, though? Every year? That’s what some are wondering.

December 23, 2016

Muzzleloaders, bullets and lead safety

Late muzzleloader seasons are set to debut in many states across the country. How will the lead balls they fire perform and what does that mean for hunters? Some new research.

December 20, 2016

Mandatory training to hunt waterfowl?

Will a desire to create better, more memorable waterfowl hunting lead to mandatory training? Perhaps at Pymatuning and Middle Creek wildlife management areas.

December 19, 2016

Outdoor news and notes, including the good and bad

Bad news with stocked pheasants? Sunday hunting? Unusual animals in unusual places, wildlife trafficking, hunter harvests and changing seasons? It’s all here.

December 15, 2016

Citizen science, with a hint of romance

It’s America’s longest-running citizen science project for birds and a wonderful chance to introduce people to the outdoors. And it’s all getting underway right now.

December 14, 2016

Pheasants, hope both struggling

For likely the first time in decades, there may well be some hunting for wild pheasants in Pennsylvania next fall. Only a very few will get to participate, however.

December 13, 2016

A roundup of potential wildlife, hunting changes

Changes may be coming to Pennsylvania’s hunting and trapping seasons. Plus, some previously temporary rules may become permanent.

December 12, 2016

Private hunting on public land: an opportunity perhaps?

Now here’s a cool idea:exclusive rights to hunt up to 100 acres for a week for you and a buddy. That’s what the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area may offer going forward.

December 8, 2016

Historic first: PA elk season extended

Pennsylvania’s modern-day elk hunt resumed in 2001. It took until this season, though, for it to be extended. Fifteen hunters who missed out on filling a tag will get another chance.

December 7, 2016

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

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.