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More cutbacks to come? Maybe so

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has already made some budget cuts as a result of not having gotten a license fee increase in going on 18 years. More are on the way, agency leaders warned.

March 23, 2017

A winter’s visit to a bear den

March brings with it the beginning of spring. And nothing speaks to the rebirth of a new year in cuter fashion that black bear cubs. Each year, the Pennsylvania Game Commission visits den sites to check on the status of the commonwealth’s bears.

March 22, 2017

A roundup of outdoor news

If you’re feeling cooped up, an annual event meant to get people thinking fishing is on tap. Plus, odds and ends of news from around the state and country.

March 21, 2017

The orange debate begins again

It’s widely accepted that fluorescent orange saves lives in hunting season. But how much of it should hunters have to wear and when? That’s the discussion in Pennsylvania.

March 20, 2017

The cold water basser’s friend

Bass fishing isn’t just for summer. The fish can be caught in late winter and early spring, too, with one lure in particular effective at tempting them to strike.

March 19, 2017

Special places to be found outdoors

Old foundations, spring houses and the like found while walking woodlots and fields provide clues into the past. But what are they saying and who are they talking about? Those are beautiful mysteries.

March 19, 2017

A possible record, a retirement & more

A West Virginia hunter should know soon whether a buck he twice offered to let others shoot will be a new state record. Plus, news on a retirement, a popular wildlife center gone and duck stamp sales.

March 17, 2017

Good collars for training your dog

So you have a puppy you want to train, either to be a hunting dog or just a family pet? You’ll need a collar. one of these three styles might be your best best.

March 16, 2017

A look at the illegal trade in wildlife

Trafficking in wildlife is far from rare, to hear these stories. A desire for profit leads people to ship animals and animal parts all over.

March 15, 2017

Deer harvest estimates show an increased take

The Game Commission’s estimates of the 2016-17 deer harvest is out. It shows the impact of archery season and the continuing trend toward more old bucks.

March 14, 2017

Getting rich on invasive fish

Have a plan to stop the spread of Asian carp? it could make you a millionaire. Plus news on report cards, a proposed exploding target ban and more.

March 13, 2017

Shed hunting booms in popularity

Looking for shed antlers has become a sport unto itself these days. The draw? It’s a fun way to get outside with family and friends.

March 12, 2017

Fishing license fee increases proposed

Two lawmakers have proposed hiking the cost of Pennsylvania fishing licenses. They’re higher than what was proposed last year, in what some say is testament to the cost of delay.

March 9, 2017

In the woods or at work, control bleeding to save lives

A nationwide effort borne out of tragedy may help save the lives of hunters, anglers, hikers, paddlers, backpackers and others Read the full article…

March 8, 2017

A record bass, deer, hunting accidents and more

A fishermen released a monster spotted bass to swim again, but will likely still get credit for the new world record. Plus, news on deer, timbering, hunting accidents and Asian carp.

March 7, 2017

A return to the past, sort of

At one time, hunters and trappers in Pennsylvania got a pocket-sized digest with their licenses. Something very similar is likely coming back this fall.

March 6, 2017

Bridging the gap

The Squirrel Master Classic is meant to showcase the joys of hunting and shooting to teens. And how does it do it? With adults, dogs, air rifles and fast-paced action.

March 5, 2017

Starting from absolute zero

Pennsylvania is going to try something not done anywhere else before. That’s to restore wild bobwhite quail on to a landscape from which they’ve completely disappeared.

March 5, 2017

A look around the outdoor world

Wondering what’s going on in the world of the outdoors? Here’s a look at some news and notes from around the country.

March 2, 2017

And the survey says…

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners will decide the fate of hunting with semiautomatic rifles later this month. First, though, they want to figure out what hunters think.

March 1, 2017

A new way to experience the outdoors

Think backpacking is just a warm-weather activity? Think again. Better yet, find out for yourself how that’s not the case.

February 28, 2017

Don’t give up on coyotes yet

Some sportsmen might be shifting gears mentally, preparing for spring turkey seasons and fishing. But don’t give up on this wily predator just yet.

February 26, 2017

Bobcats doing well, as wanderer shows

Pennsylvania’s bobcat population is still expanding into new areas. Doubt that? Consider this long-walking cat’s move.

February 24, 2017

Sunday hunting fight across states

Hunters in some states have never known what it’s like not to be able to hunt on Sundays. That’s not so much teh case across the Northeast. But groups are working to change that.

February 23, 2017

Quantity declining, but might quality also?

Hunters know to expect fewer stocked birds across Pennsylvania this fall. But what will the birds look like? That’s a question without an answer right now.

February 21, 2017

What is Everybody Adventures? Here’s your answer

So a lot of people have asked me the same question this weekend, namely, what exactly is Everybody Adventures? Well, Read the full article…

February 19, 2017

Allegheny Sport Show launches, and so have we!

It’s underway. The annual Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show began Friday to nice crowds. Folks turned out to see Read the full article…

February 18, 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.