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The Adventure Starts Here

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

Ground zero for new anglers?

It’s one thing to say you want to create new anglers. But how to really do it? Pennsylvania will make a pitch to become the leader in that experiment. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 10, 2016

Fall is not just for hunting

Fall offers opportunities for exciting, and uncrowded, fishing for steelhead and smallmouth bass. Plus, news on getting a permit to carry a handgun and more.

October 9, 2016

Hope for PA’s smallest rattlesnake

It’s Pennsylvania’s smallest rattlesnake, and its rarest. And it’s in trouble here and elsewhere. But there may be hope for the eastern massasauga yet.

October 6, 2016

Wondering about wild trout

Can a brown trout be wild in Pennsylvania, since they’re not native to the state? And how much effort should be spent on protecting them either way? That’s the debate.

October 3, 2016

A look at the possible new world record elk

It’s what just about every hunter dreams of: taking that one beautiful animal. This hunter did and may just vault to the top of the record book.

September 22, 2016

Lawmakers and license fees

Legislation that would allow the Game and Fish and Boat commissions to set their own license fees was advanced by lawmakers on Tuesday. But not without some controversy.

September 21, 2016

Politics and wildlife management

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is going to be audited after the first of the year. For what purpose? Even the auditors don’t know that yet.

September 14, 2016

Landing female hunters and anglers

More women are hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania now than probably ever. How to keep them coming back year after year? That’s the question.

September 13, 2016

Turkey sighting survey results, big buck contest finalists, outdoor events

The number of turkeys, and young turkeys especially, spotted last month varied considerably around the state, according to a new survey. Some really monster bucks were seen, though, while opportunities to have fun outside are available.

September 8, 2016

All things PA elk viewing — some of them new

Free WiFi in PA’s elk country? A new place to actually hike and perhaps see elk? Special wildlife activities? It’s all here.

September 6, 2016

An improving smallmouth fishery & other outdoor news

Anglers looking for a beautiful setting in which to catch improving numbers and sizes of smallmouth bass might consider the Casselman River. Plus, other outdoor news.

September 4, 2016

Talkin’ turkey: surveys, seasons, plans

Results of Pennsylvania’s summer turkey sighting survey are coming, and an answer on the timing of the spring season.

September 2, 2016

Successful bowhunting course moves online

Archers prepping for the coming season — and those looking to hunt out of state at some point — have a new option for learning.

September 1, 2016

Game lands access, big buck photos, more news

Are access improvements needed for state game lands? That, and news on big bucks, habitat and the busiest public shooting range in the state.

August 31, 2016

Custom blades, outdoor fun and more

Custom knives are different from factory ones in many ways. Plus, talk of enjoying each season for what it is and the benefits of visiting big shooting events.

August 28, 2016

Meetings on Donegal, Somerset lakes, and the fate of raptors

A public meeting to discuss plans for Donegal Lake is scheduled, and one for Somerset Lake is in the works. Raptors at each are on their own, though.

August 26, 2016

Mandatory liability insurance for gun owners?

Should Pennsylvania gun owners be required to have liability insurance to make sure victims of gun violence are “fairly compensated” in the event of a crime or accident? One lawmaker thinks so.

August 24, 2016

Conservation camp adds bass to menu. Plus, more outdoor news.

A program designed to turn teens into conservation ambassadors is using bass as a teaching tool. That and news of boating, hunting and more.

August 22, 2016

Donegal, Somerset among lakes to be drained

The long-term gain will be real. But so will the short term pain. Several popular lakes are scheduled to be drawn down for repairs.

August 19, 2016

Outreach through archery

When the hunters and anglers who are also members of Spirit Chapel Church in Elizabeth were debating how to connect with the community, they turned to what they know.

August 18, 2016

A potential state record that isn’t

This fish was so large it would have smashed the existing state record. Not only is no on getting credit for it, though, two man are paying fines for trying.

August 17, 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.