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Mandatory training to hunt waterfowl?

Will a desire to create better, more memorable waterfowl hunting lead to mandatory training? Perhaps at Pymatuning and Middle Creek wildlife management areas.

December 19, 2016

Outdoor news and notes, including the good and bad

Bad news with stocked pheasants? Sunday hunting? Unusual animals in unusual places, wildlife trafficking, hunter harvests and changing seasons? It’s all here.

December 15, 2016

Citizen science, with a hint of romance

It’s America’s longest-running citizen science project for birds and a wonderful chance to introduce people to the outdoors. And it’s all getting underway right now.

December 14, 2016

Pheasants, hope both struggling

For likely the first time in decades, there may well be some hunting for wild pheasants in Pennsylvania next fall. Only a very few will get to participate, however.

December 13, 2016

A roundup of potential wildlife, hunting changes

Changes may be coming to Pennsylvania’s hunting and trapping seasons. Plus, some previously temporary rules may become permanent.

December 12, 2016

Private hunting on public land: an opportunity perhaps?

Now here’s a cool idea:exclusive rights to hunt up to 100 acres for a week for you and a buddy. That’s what the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area may offer going forward.

December 8, 2016

Historic first: PA elk season extended

Pennsylvania’s modern-day elk hunt resumed in 2001. It took until this season, though, for it to be extended. Fifteen hunters who missed out on filling a tag will get another chance.

December 7, 2016

Wasting disease may change boundaries, rules

Game Commissioners will consider a proposal to change the shape of several wildlife management units to better fight chronic wasting disease. It’s not just deer hunters who could be impacted, though. Those who chase bears, turkeys and more might feel the differences.

December 6, 2016

Commissions will wait longer for replacements

The two agencies charged with serving the state’s anglers, hunters and trappers are going to have to wait a bit longer to get any new decision makers.

November 26, 2016

Back in a big way in Penn’s woods

Once a rarity, fishers are becoming more and more common in more and more places across Pennsylvania. Deer hunters might want to keep an eye open for them next week.

November 25, 2016

An ugly problem growing more common

When healthy, they’re among the most beautiful creatures in the woods. Pennsylvania’s black bears, though, are showing evidence of a disease problem, on e well-meaning people are making worse.

November 17, 2016

Baiting once again a problem

Cheaters looking for an edge have been filling Penn’s Woods with piles of bait, even in a season when the supply of wild foods is amazing.

November 16, 2016

Time to choose a river of the year

There are lots of opportunities to combine fishing with paddling across Pennsylvania, or simply float downstream amidst nature’s wonders. Here are four rivers up for special consideration, though.

November 15, 2016

Ospreys, a possible new world record and more

A new count shows ospreys are doing well in Pennsylvania, while a Tennessee hunter may have taken a new world record whitetail. Plus, more outdoor news.

November 14, 2016

Fall trout fishing and steelhead

Anglers looking to get in some last-minute fishing can target freshly-stocked trout on some area waters. Steelhead fishing is improving, too.

November 3, 2016

Good fishing available? Fall fish tales say yes

Sure, it’s fall. But that doesn’t mean sportsmen should forget completely about fishing. As these men prove, there are some wonderful fish out there to be caught.

November 2, 2016

The rut, fall turkeys and more

If you’re a bowhunter, the numbers show you need to be in the woods right now. Plus, news of fall turkeys and more.

October 30, 2016

Changing poachers and other outdoor news

Poaching remains a persistent problem, even as the nature of poachers has changed. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 28, 2016

A special hunt and a gun law change

A father and sons enjoy a magical weekend of hunting. Plus, lawmakers agree to allow new types of firearms in the woods. Now it’s up to the Governor.

October 27, 2016

Gun legislation, lake news and venison sandwiches

Legislation that would change what hunters could carry into the woods is up for one last debate. Plus, changes coming to two lakes and a fast food chain test markets a venison sandwich.

October 26, 2016

A new kind of outdoor show

If you’ve ever watched an outdoors show on television and thought it doesn’t resemble your adventures, you’re not alone. A new program aims to be more realistic.

October 25, 2016

Fan-friendly elk hunt, steelhead access and more

You don’t need an elk license to share in at least a bit of the excitement of Pennsylvania’s hunt this fall. Plus, plans to link steelhead and anglers and more news.

October 23, 2016

Gill lice on PA brookies and more outdoor news

Yeah, they’re as nasty looking as you’d expect. What impact the appearance of gill lice in Pennsylvania will have is the question. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 21, 2016

Taking a look at BUI and more news

What should the penalties be when a good time on the water leads to trouble on the roads? That’s a debate going on right now. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 17, 2016

A roundup of outdoor news

It’s not always all about deer. Or it least it doesn’t have to be. There’s some great small game hunting to be had. Plus more outdoor news.

October 17, 2016

Venison, it’s what’s for dinner

Hunters will take hundreds of thousands of deer in Pennsylvania this fall. Turning them into tasty dishes on the table isn’t always easy, though. A new cookbook offers suggestions on how to tackle that, from the traditional to the exotic.

October 14, 2016

Young hunters and their deer

A trio of area youngsters harvested their first deer this fall. Think they were excited? Their smiles tell the story.

October 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.