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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

Landing female hunters and anglers

More women are hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania now than probably ever. How to keep them coming back year after year? That’s the question.

September 13, 2016

Turkey sighting survey results, big buck contest finalists, outdoor events

The number of turkeys, and young turkeys especially, spotted last month varied considerably around the state, according to a new survey. Some really monster bucks were seen, though, while opportunities to have fun outside are available.

September 8, 2016

All things PA elk viewing — some of them new

Free WiFi in PA’s elk country? A new place to actually hike and perhaps see elk? Special wildlife activities? It’s all here.

September 6, 2016

An improving smallmouth fishery & other outdoor news

Anglers looking for a beautiful setting in which to catch improving numbers and sizes of smallmouth bass might consider the Casselman River. Plus, other outdoor news.

September 4, 2016

Talkin’ turkey: surveys, seasons, plans

Results of Pennsylvania’s summer turkey sighting survey are coming, and an answer on the timing of the spring season.

September 2, 2016

Successful bowhunting course moves online

Archers prepping for the coming season — and those looking to hunt out of state at some point — have a new option for learning.

September 1, 2016

Game lands access, big buck photos, more news

Are access improvements needed for state game lands? That, and news on big bucks, habitat and the busiest public shooting range in the state.

August 31, 2016

Custom blades, outdoor fun and more

Custom knives are different from factory ones in many ways. Plus, talk of enjoying each season for what it is and the benefits of visiting big shooting events.

August 28, 2016

Meetings on Donegal, Somerset lakes, and the fate of raptors

A public meeting to discuss plans for Donegal Lake is scheduled, and one for Somerset Lake is in the works. Raptors at each are on their own, though.

August 26, 2016

Mandatory liability insurance for gun owners?

Should Pennsylvania gun owners be required to have liability insurance to make sure victims of gun violence are “fairly compensated” in the event of a crime or accident? One lawmaker thinks so.

August 24, 2016

Conservation camp adds bass to menu. Plus, more outdoor news.

A program designed to turn teens into conservation ambassadors is using bass as a teaching tool. That and news of boating, hunting and more.

August 22, 2016

Donegal, Somerset among lakes to be drained

The long-term gain will be real. But so will the short term pain. Several popular lakes are scheduled to be drawn down for repairs.

August 19, 2016

Outreach through archery

When the hunters and anglers who are also members of Spirit Chapel Church in Elizabeth were debating how to connect with the community, they turned to what they know.

August 18, 2016

A potential state record that isn’t

This fish was so large it would have smashed the existing state record. Not only is no on getting credit for it, though, two man are paying fines for trying.

August 17, 2016

Fly fishing for bass, bluegills and more, outdoor books and gun news

The warm weather doesn’t need to mean the end of good fishing. Plus, news on outdoor books and a firearms call to action.

August 14, 2016

Taxing water, a doe tag snafu averted, more

Bob Frye / Tribune-Review Anglers use Pennsylvania’s water without removing any of it. They may benefit from a proposed tax Read the full article…

August 12, 2016

Owning the Revenent rifle

The Revenent is a Hollywood production, but it’s got a Pennsylvania connection. Fans of flintlock rifles like the one carried by the movie’s star can get their own version.

August 11, 2016

3D archery challenge, world championships this weekend

The top 3D archery shooters in the world are coming to western Pennsylvania this weekend. Area archers are invited to join them to shoot, watch them on the range or just shop at the associated market.

August 10, 2016

Elk license drawing details

Have you applied for an elk license yet? The Game Commission deadline has passed, but those seeking what’s known as the “working man’s tag” have a little time left.

August 9, 2016

Channel cats, trout and more

A plan to promote catfishing, a move to protect wild trout and more. A roundup of outdoor news.

August 8, 2016

Event focuses on deer & land management, trail cams

If you’ve got access to a little piece of property and want to keep deer on it, or even if you hunt public land and want to know where to seek deer, this may be information you’ll want to get.

August 5, 2016

Antlers, eagles, boating news and more

What’s going on in the outdoors? Well, dumb and brazen lawbreakers are back in the news, as are boating accidents, eagles and more.

August 3, 2016

Got teeth? Anglers land impressive fish

There’s no lipping these fish to get them out of the water. They’re all teeth, attitude and size.

August 1, 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.