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Casting the abyss for muskies

One technique, two baits. That’s this professional musky guide’s formula for catching 50-plus-inch fish on a regular basis.

April 5, 2016

A closer look at successful hunter ages

With one exception, hunters of every age from 7 to 96 took whitetail deer in Pennsylvania last year. Some age groups were more lethal than others, though. Where did your peers fall on the scale? Here’s a detailed look.

April 4, 2016

A crappie proposal, hunter success & more

The crappie fishing on Pymatuning Reservoir is good. Could a regulation change make it better? And at what age are PA deer hunters at their most lethal? That, and more.

April 3, 2016

Licenses, yes. Trout, maybe. Sunday hunting, no.

The state’s largest hiking group is looking at ways to perhaps support Pennsylvania’s fish and wildlife agencies. but it’s not budging on Sunday hunting.

April 1, 2016

Good news, bad news about deer

A Wisconsin’s hunter’s experience is one all sportsmen dream about. In a couple of other states, though, the deer news is bad.

March 31, 2016

PA’s bobcats, finally, on the increase

Catching sight of a Pennsylvania bobcat remains a special experience. Chances of it happening are increasing, though.

March 30, 2016

Release of potential record bass shows changing times

What would you do if you had a chance to set a world record, but had to kill the fish to do it?

March 29, 2016

Special team with special skills highlights changing times

Increasingly, wildlife conservation officers aren’t just handling crimes related to deer and other creatures. They’re encountering all kinds of misdeeds and a change is likely coming as a result.

March 28, 2016

A sportsman’s life of service and more

A relative handful of sportsmen actually run most outdoors clubs. Here’s a look at one with a special level of devotion.

March 27, 2016

An evening with fly fishing legends

Interested in meeting some of the true giants in the fly fishing world? Here’s your chance.

March 25, 2016

To ban or not to ban: deer urine debate continues

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners haven’t banned the use of deer urine for hunting, yet. But the idea is not off the radar either, as recent talk showed again.

March 24, 2016

Mentored youth trout days approach

Anglers interested in passing on the joy of their sport can do so via some upcoming mentored youth trout fishing days.

March 23, 2016

Commission: Huge payday doesn’t offset need for fee increase

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has agreed to a deal that’s going to bring $15 million into the agency. But, its leaders say, the need to raise license fees remains.

March 22, 2016

A Sunday hunting Plan B?

A Pennsylvania lawmaker with designs on ending the state’s ban on hunting on Sundays is preparing a bill that would give the youngest hunters more time afield.

March 21, 2016

Northern pike, hunting changes, more

If you’re looking for some potentially hot fishing action in early spring, consider the northern pike. Plus, changes likely coming to what licenses you can carry and how communities deal with overabundant deer.

March 20, 2016

Another look at the 2015-16 deer harvest

Maybe it’s the longer seasons. Maybe it’s the chance to hunt an hour or two before or after work. Maybe it’s something else. But archers across Pennsylvania shoot their deer closer to home than rifle hunters.

March 18, 2016

Spring break leads to gigantic catfish

The beaches of south Florida? Forget it. A father-son team spent spring break fishing and filled the boat with some massive fish.

March 17, 2016

Historic otter season dampened by weather

Pennsylvania’s first otter trapping season in more than six decades wasn’t as productive as expected. Several factors are share the blame.

March 16, 2016

Taxidermy gathering showcases what’s possible

If you’ve ever thought of getting a trophy mounted, you owe it to yourself to visit the Pennsylvania Taxidermist Association’s annual show first.

March 15, 2016

CWD and PA elk would be bad combination

What might happen if chronic wasting disease gets into Pennsylvania’s elk herd? A developing situation in Arkansas offers a cautionary tale.

March 14, 2016

An outlook for 2016 Lake Erie fishing

Lake Erie is a more productive fishery than some might realize. And Pennsylvania’s portion of the lake is poised to produce good things this year.

March 13, 2016

Young angler, big fish

Austin Aikins may be young, but he obviously knows a thing or two about fishing. He’s got two more trophy fish to his credit.

March 11, 2016

PA’s first, and maybe only, piebald elk

Pennsylvania is home to about 1,000 elk right now. So far as anyone knows, only one of them looks like this.

March 10, 2016

A new kind of wildlife problem

Harassing wildlife has taken on a new, high-tech form in recent years. Game Commission officials want to address it now.

March 9, 2016

Which wildlife crimes are most common?

The people who get fines and warnings from Game Commission officers, what exactly are they up to? The sames things year after year.

March 8, 2016

Fee hikes proposed for PA hunting, trapping licenses

There’s sure to be lots of negotiation before anything is final. But the ball is rolling. A state senator has introduced a bill to increase hunting and trapping licenses fees.

March 7, 2016

Giant trout, catch and release tactics & more

If you’ve ever wanted a good shot at catching a really big trout, these are the times and places to do it. Plus, tips on releasing fish to swim again and more.

March 6, 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.