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Adapting to the challenge

Fox hunters can have success despite changing nature of the game Later on this cool but not bitter February evening, Read the full article…

February 14, 2017

Why a pheasant permit, and why so much?

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners recently gave preliminary approval to creating a pheasant permit to be required of any adult chasing stocked birds. But why did they settle on the price they did?

February 13, 2017

Play the shell game for more goose hunting success

Walking down the waterfowl decoy aisle of one of those big box stores recently, I heard a sharp gasp behind Read the full article…

February 13, 2017

Despite unsolved mystery, change may be coming to Susquehanna, Juniata rivers

There hasn’t been a lot of good news about smallmouth bass fishing on the Susquehanna River in the past decade-plus. Read the full article…

February 12, 2017

Canoes offer campers chance at watery escapes

If Sears and Roebuck had sold campgrounds out of their catalog back in the day, as they did with houses, Read the full article…

February 11, 2017

Operation Dry Water on the move

It’s not just about making arrests. Law enforcement officers say every chance they get to talk to boaters can be Read the full article…

February 10, 2017

Practical advice for common survival scenarios

Starting a fire by building and using a bow drill? That’s hard core. It’s also, most of the time, unrealistic Read the full article…

February 10, 2017

The Great American Outdoor Show

The Great American Outdoor Show – held over nine days each February at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex – is Read the full article…

February 9, 2017

A fine place for catching muskies

What’s better than catching a giant musky? How about catching a giant wild one? One Pennsylvania river offers that chance.

February 9, 2017

Requirement or not, think safety when paddling

If you’ve thought there are a lot more canoes and especially kayaks on the water these days, you’re right. Interest Read the full article…

February 9, 2017

Women turning to taxidermy in growing numbers

Lucinda Coll has grown to expect it. A hunter will walk into Sacred Spirits Taxidermy in rural Greene County with Read the full article…

February 8, 2017

An ugly thought: closing fish hatcheries

Could Pennsylvania fish hatcheries go the way of game farms and close? That’s a possibility state officials should be preparing for, says one of them.

February 8, 2017

Looking for a hunting hot spot? Seek out burns

It’s not easy turning the page on decades of group thinking. There’s some of that going on right now, though, Read the full article…

February 7, 2017

An overlooked opportunity in the hardwoods

The light but steady rain of morning had stopped a while ago, yet there it was, the sound of droplets Read the full article…

February 4, 2017

Asking anglers to give more

It may cost more to volunteer — or at least buy a voluntary youth fishing license — in the future. Federal rules are the reason why.

February 3, 2017

Take time to live in the moment

I knew going in this was a battle I was likely to lose. But I had to try, you know? Read the full article…

February 2, 2017

Semiautos in PA’s woods: A decision explained

Semiautomatic rifles and shotguns and air rifles are coming to Pennsylvania’s woods this fall, if Pennsylvania Game Commissioners give final approval to rules changes preliminarily adopted this week. Here’s their reasoning.

February 1, 2017

Drought near disastrous at trout hatcheries

The Fish and Boat Commission came very close to losing tens of thousands, or more, of its hatchery trout due to drought. Officials say they’re back on track to stock more than 3.2 million trout starting this spring, however. Details are here.

January 31, 2017

Another record and an even more revealing trend

Record-size white-tailed deer are rare and always have been. But hunters are proving more discriminating when it comes to what they’ll shoot.

January 30, 2017

Bass fishing during the spawn: an experiment

Taking a page from competitive kayak anglers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is going to allow a tournament during the bass spawn, under certain conditions.

January 25, 2017

More big trout in more places

If the chance to catch big trout — fish up to 20 inches or more — is your thing, these are the places you want to be fishing.

January 24, 2017

An opportunity to get kids shooting

Have a youngster looking for something fun to do? Want to teach them some gun safety? Want to do both for free? Here’s your chance.

January 23, 2017

PA’s 2017 river of the year: and the winner is…

Four waters were in the running, but only one could be named Pennsylvania’s river of the year for 2017. We’ve got a winner.

January 20, 2017

Next steps after more CWD found in PA

Chronic wasting disease has popped up again in Pennsylvania, this time in connection with captive deer. Hunters inside and outside fences may be impacted as a result.

January 19, 2017

Trying to save a small game tradition

Interest in small game hunting has been waning for decades, but one sportsmen’s club is trying hard to keep it alive. Can it succeed?

January 13, 2017

Two new world records

It’s all over but the certification. Two hunters this past fall killed what seem certain to be new world records.

January 11, 2017

Recruiting women, buying guns and more

Who better to recruit women anglers than a female fly fishing guide, right? And have a spare $55,000 to spend? The gun of the month club might be for you.

January 6, 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.