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Grouse hunters seek timetable for return of opportunity

Ruffed grouse numbers have been on the decline in Pennsylvania for a while. Hunters are paying the price in terms of lost opportunity. But for how long?

May 23, 2017

Walleyes seem to be doing well at Glendale Lake

Glendale Lake has been stocked with walleyes for decades. How’s that working out? Pretty well, according to one recent survey.

May 22, 2017

With crappies, think different techniques for different situations

Think crappie fishing is only a springtime thing? Think again. They can be caught then, for sure, but pre- and post-spawn fish are available, too. Here are tips for getting them at all those times.

May 18, 2017

Technology in the woods, how much is too much?

Hunters who take to the woods always carry tools with them, from knives to firearms. But when it comes to electronic devices, can things go too far? That’s teh debate.

May 18, 2017

The power of outdoor recreation and other news

The massive economic impact of outdoor recreation? State record fish? Human flesh eating deer? There’s all that and more in this roundup of outdoor news.

May 18, 2017

Fishing for crappies looks promising at two lakes

Anglers interested in crappies could do worse than head to Lake Arthur and Shenango Lake. Both are full of fish, with some really nice ones in the mix.

May 17, 2017

Pheasant hunting permit issue not dead yet

As things stand now, all adult hunters — even those with lifetime licenses — must buy a permit to chase pheasants in Pennsylvania this fall. One state lawmaker is looking to exempt some, however.

May 16, 2017

Peters Lake offers largemouth bass, panfish in abundance, if not size

Peters Lake offers anglers the chance to catch lots of largemouth bass. Just don’t expect too many of them to be big. There are other surprises in the lake, though.

May 15, 2017

Backpacking a pathway to outdoor adventure

Adventurers who want to get away from the crowds to hike, fish, hunt, camp or just explore can turn to backpacking. Carrying your supplies on your back opens up new frontiers.

May 13, 2017

Fishing license rules, purchase system may change

It’s been the case for years that Pennsylvania anglers have had to display their fishing license. But that rule could change with the coming of a new license sales system.

May 13, 2017

Wiggle Warts sound funny in name but catch bass

Anglers looking to catch bass early in the season could do worse than turn to a Wiggle Wart. The old lure with the funny-sounding name remains effective under certain conditions.

May 12, 2017

Prettier trout and maybe also more trout

Some of the biggest trout being stocked across Pennsylvania this year are more colorful than their counterparts of the past. Will those prettier fish be followed by more fish next year? That’s up for debate.

May 10, 2017

All indications suggest fishers are doing well across state

It’s a problem some states are having. Their fishers are, if not disappearing, not exactly booming either. In fact, said Read the full article…

May 9, 2017

Target Keystone Lake for crappies, bass

This isn’t how anyone would draw it up. But a species of fish that no one wants there is boosting crappie and bass populations at Keystone Lake.

May 8, 2017

River walleyes a different kind of game

Spring offers some very good fishing for walleyes for anglers who target rivers. The action isn’t long-lasting, though, so time is of the essence.

May 6, 2017

Gearing kids up for the outdoors

Giving children opportunities to get outdoors can change lives. One organization is trying to facilitate more of t hat by soliciting donations of used gear.

May 6, 2017

Think Pymatuning for muskies, walleyes

The musky population at Pymatuning Lake appears to be booming. Survey work this spring turned up more fish than ever. Walleyes, meanwhile, are surging, too, thanks to abundant forage.

May 4, 2017

Bears and ducks, Gander Mountain and other outdoors news

Black bears are wreaking havoc on efforts to support waterfowl. That, and news of a buyer for Gander Mountain, hikers and a school shooting team winning an unusual victory in a roundup of outdoor news.

May 2, 2017

A wild pheasant first coming to Pennsylvania this fall

There was a time when small game hunters routinely chased wild pheasants in Pennsylvania. That long ago changed, but some youth hunters will get to enjoy a throwback thrill this coming fall.

May 1, 2017

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

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.