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Big buck trail camera contest

Capturing a photo of a big buck on a trail camera is exciting enough. But now, doing it could win you another piece of equipment.

July 27, 2016

Debate over Airbows heating up

Is it a bow or is it an air rifle? And in which hunting seasons should hunters be allowed to use it? The debate over the Airbow is heating up.

July 26, 2016

Thoughts on controlling deer disease and more

Game Commissioners are looking, perhaps, at a new permit as a way to control chronic wasting disease. Plus, coping with hunting and fishing friends.

July 24, 2016

Infrared sees all: deer on the landscape

Concern about a lack of deer led to an informal infrared survey in one part of PA. The results — including one monster buck — are startling.

July 22, 2016

Too many deer? Get cougars, scientists say

Mountain lions in states like Pennsylvania? One group of scientists believes their re-colonization could save human lives.

July 21, 2016

Encountering venomous snakes: a guide

Pennsylvania is home to three species of venomous rattlesnakes. Do you know how to live and recreate among them, and what to do if bitten?

July 19, 2016

Carp anyone? Work group to offer recommendations on promoting fishing

Carp haven’t always gotten a lot of respect in America as a game fish. A Fish and Boat Commission-led group is trying to change that, however.

July 15, 2016

Fishing to meet football this fall

In an attempt to market fishing and boating, the Fish and Boat Commission is going to the people, focusing on college football fans.

July 14, 2016

Keeping tabs on doe license applications

Have you applied for a doe tag yet? And if so, did you get it? And how many are left? Answers here.

July 12, 2016

Anglers paying the price of progress

Steelheaders won’t be inconvenienced. Other anglers? They’ll have to deal with progress.

July 8, 2016

An outdoors sense of humor

If you’ve ever had your fill out outdoor bureaucracy — or government-style paperwork of any kind — this one is for you.

July 7, 2016

Why do we hunt? It’s time to share answers

Have you ever tried to defend hunting in the modern world? Showing others that it’s still relevant may be the challenge of the 21st century.

July 6, 2016

Battling graffiti, safe boating, a young shooter and more

Graffiti mars some state parks and forests, but an effort to eradicate it is underway. Plus, more outdoor news.

July 3, 2016

A first bass to remember

Your first really nice fish is always special. This one will surely prove memorable for a local Boy Scout.

July 1, 2016

A new approach to an old challenge

Youth field days, those events meant to introduce children to Pennsylvania’s outdoors heritage, are in cases getting a makeover. They’re sometimes welcoming moms and dads and participants.

June 30, 2016

Talking to the people who “talk” to animals

Have you ever wanted to talk to the people managing the state’s wildlife? Here’s your chance. Plus, news on co-op trout nurseries.

June 29, 2016

Big bass, amazing bear, and more from the outdoors

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more interesting. A roundup of the newsy, odd and unusual from the outdoors.

June 27, 2016

Training to hunt, big fish time, more

So you think you’re in shape for hunting? Here’s an event that might make you reconsider. Plus, news on big fish and more.

June 26, 2016

Deer and invasive species

Are white-tailed deer and invasive species linked? Perhaps, as new research suggests wildlife and habitats co-dependent.

June 24, 2016

Pymatuning’s newest hot spots identified

Pymatuning Lake is popular with anglers, and for good reason, given its healthy fish populations. But it’s big, too, so where to start. Here’s a map to some new hot spots.

June 22, 2016

Musky fishery peaking at Glendale Lake

Looking to catch a musky, potentially one exceeding 50 inches? Now, if ever, is the time to try Glendale Lake.

June 21, 2016

A busy season for bowfishing records

Bowfishing focuses on species that don’t get a lot of attention otherwise. if they aren’t especially popular, though, they can get big, as some new records show.

June 20, 2016

Spinnerbaits versatile bass catchers

Want to fish fast and still catch bass? Tie on a spinnerbait, They’re effective summer through fall.

June 19, 2016

Little girl, big fish, and 100 top family fishing spots

There’s more than fish swimming in Pennsylvania’s waters. There are memories lurking, too, for those willing to catch them.

June 17, 2016

Umbrella rigs all about catching fish

Umbrella rigs, by any brand name, catch fish if worked properly. But why? Pros offer some thoughts.

June 15, 2016

Proud to be a hunter: The economics of conservation

If someone asks why hunting is important to conservation, point them to this.

June 14, 2016

Hunting, fishing license fees increase — sort of

Neither the Pennsylvania Game nor Fish and Boat commissions have gotten the OK to raise license fees yet. But that doesn’t mean hunters and anglers aren’t paying more already.

June 13, 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.