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The Adventure Starts Here

Where to find largemouths aplenty and more

Looking to catch bass? Four lakes hold sizeable populations. Plus news of the outdoors and an old hunters remembers days gone by.

June 12, 2016

Trout, from classroom to stream

Brook trout aren’t just beautiful and fun, they’re educational, too. Students around the state this past year learned about conservation thanks to trout in the classroom.

June 10, 2016

A look at Lake Erie’s walleyes and perch

The walleye fishing on Lake Erie should be good this year, and perhaps even better next year. The situation with yellow perch is a bit different.

June 9, 2016

Slippery Rock bass fishing victory is special

Bass anglers from a number of local schools earned the right to fish in the FLW College Fishing National Championship. A history-making duo led the way.

June 7, 2016

More news on the gun boom front

The boom in gun ownership — occurring here more so than maybe anywhere else — has a few more twists and turns.

June 6, 2016

Gun boom boosts conservation funding

All those guns and boxes of ammunition flying off the shelves in recent years? They’ve been great for wildlife and hunters.

June 6, 2016

Kettle Creek wonderful for angling

Anglers looking for remote fishing and the chance to catch wild trout should look to the Kettle Creek valley. Wonderful opportunities await.

June 6, 2016

Cicadas present anglers with opportunity

They may creep some people out, but cicadas are wonderful for fishermen. They spark all kinds of feeding activity by all kinds of fish.

June 6, 2016

The marvel of deer vision

And you thought your mother had eyes in the back of her head? Whitetails take being able to detect what your movements to a whole other level.

June 3, 2016

Conservation dollars: How well they’re spent

Sportsmen, hunters and anglers alike, donate a lot of money to support the wildlife and fish they love. How well is it spent?

June 2, 2016

Lawmaker targets use of drones

Hunters — and anglers and boaters — won’t have to worry about being harassed from the sky if one lawmaker’s idea gets approval

June 1, 2016

Straight from space: $4.5 million pistols

A Butler County-based gun maker has crafted a matching set of 1911 pistols from a meteorite. If they sell for the asking price, they’ll match the record for the most expensive firearms ever.

May 31, 2016

Lodges in state parks? Some lawmakers want to explore the idea

There’s one relatively small lodge in one Pennsylvania state park. Should more, perhaps larger, facilities be developed elsewhere? Lawmakers may explore the idea.

May 30, 2016

A passion for helping wildlife in need

Nature is hard and cruel at times, but wildlife rehabilitators work to aid those creatures that encounter suffering.

May 29, 2016

Women heading outside like never before

In days past the outdoors were largely seen as the refuge of men, and men only. That’s changing fast, as more and more women take up hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.

May 29, 2016

Fish for free day offers fun, record potential

The time for excuses is soon at an end. Pennsylvania’s first “fish for free day” is approaching, and brings potential for big fish.

May 27, 2016

Drugs, a stolen gun and baby squirrels? Killer crocs? Frankenfish?

Interested in wacky tales from around the outdoors? Check out these stories, of baby squirrels, killer crocs, dangerous fish and an invasive species gone wild.

May 26, 2016

Changes coming to state game lands

The Game Commission is making some changes to how it manages state game lands. Habitat — and probably cost, to a lesser degree — are the reasons.

May 25, 2016

Last chance, late-day gobblers

If you’re still looking to bag a spring gobbler, or even hoping to fill a second tag, late afternoons and early evenings offer a unique opportunity.

May 24, 2016

An old lure style gets some new attention

Squarebill crankbaits are a great way to find bass whenever they’re in shallow water. Experts offer some tips on fishing them.

May 23, 2016

Eyeing the Yough and more news

Keeping the Yough as a prime fishery and promoting the outdoor potential of the entire Laurel Highlands is the focus of an upcoming symposium. Plus, news on legislation, shooting and more.

May 22, 2016

It’s official: Airbow legislation introduced

Is it time to allow Airbows in Pennsylvania’s deer woods? Several lawmakers think so and are trying to make it happen. Plus, more legislative news.

May 20, 2016

Little kids, big fish and birds

You have to be a certain size to get on some rides at Kennywood. There’s no restriction on who can experience a wonderful adventure in the outdoors, though, as these kids prove again.

May 19, 2016

Pro archery event and archery for newbies

The world’s top professional archers are descending on Fayette County this week and the public is invited to stop by. A state park archery program is also kicking off, even though plans to bring archery to state game lands is on hold.

May 18, 2016

Family fishing festivals set around state

Family fishing festivals meant to inspire adults and children to get involved in angling are on the calendar. So, too, are a couple of “fish for free” days.

May 17, 2016

Man-eating coyotes, wandering wolverines and more

Pay attention to the outdoors and occasionally you’ll hear some odd tales. These definitely qualify.

May 16, 2016

Walleye waters, wildlife controversy and more

Area lakes stocked with walleyes are producing different results. Plus, news on deer management and gun legislation and more.

May 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.