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Around the outdoors

News on western Pennsylvania’s independent lure makers, a move to combine the Fish and Boat and Game commissions, and more.

January 31, 2016

Surviving encounters with bears

As one of the most popular movies in America right now, and a tragedy in the Yukon, illustrate, bears have the potential to be dangerous. Could you survive an encounter?

January 29, 2016

An unusual find in the outdoors

Pennsylvania is home to a lot of bobcats, probably more than at any time in the last 40- years, according to the biologists. Still, this was unusual.

January 28, 2016

Asking women to recruit women

It’s one thing to suggest recruiting more females into hunting and fishing. It’s another to be able to do it, as two examples playing out show.

January 26, 2016

A showcase of antique firearms

This isn’t your typical outdoor show. This one focuses on the old technology that helped pave the way for settlement of America.

January 25, 2016

License prices, big bucks and more

State lawmakers have always kept the authority to set fishing license prices to themselves, but some are willing to give that up. Plus, the new trend in buck harvests across the whitetail’s range.

January 24, 2016

Old hunter still going strong

One of America’s oldest hunters, if not it’s oldest, is still going strong at 102. He took two deer last year, one a dandy buck.

January 22, 2016

Notes on seasons and bears in unusual places

If you’ve noticed fewer hunters in the woods on certain days, you’re not alone. Changing the look of seasons has changed hunter behavior, it seems.

January 19, 2016

Hog heaven? They hope not

Pennsylvania has made a concerted effort in recent years to keep wild hogs from taking root. Now, that work is underway in Butler County.

January 18, 2016

Winter brings outdoors shows, and more news

Cabin fever starting to set in? The many outdoor shows set for around the region offer a possible cure. Plus, more outdoors news.

January 17, 2016

Spending on outdoor fun

People who enjoy spending time outdoors aren’t shy about spending money apparently. A new report says Americans are willing to pay to have their fun.

January 15, 2016

Gotta give ’em some credit

If you shoot a deer on state forest land, congratulations. You’ve accomplished something perhaps more difficult than anyone realized.

January 13, 2016

Despite enforcement, poaching a big problem

Poaching continues to be a big problem across Pennsylvania, according to wildlife officials. A recent sting operation shows that’s the case.

January 12, 2016

Hunting changes, wild eating and more

Changes could be coming to Pennsylvania’s woods for 2016. Plus, thoughts on eating wild game and more.

January 10, 2016

Bait, big trout and bias — one group’s perspective

Who gets to fish streams to be stocked with big quantities of trophy trout and who doesn’t? One group sees some inequity there.

January 8, 2016

‘Targeted shooting’ possible for PA deer?

The Game Commission has been monitoring chronic wasting disease, to see where it’s at and how common it is. Now, there’s talk — albeit preliminary — of a way to attack it.

January 7, 2016

Trout experiment to begin

The Fish and Boat Commission puts trout in the Yough and Allegheny rivers each year. The timing of that is going to change, though, in an attempt to provide better fishing.

January 5, 2016

An ancient sport with modern fans

Falconry is a sport that traces its roots back centuries. Some people are keeping it alive today, despite the commitment involved.

January 3, 2016

Cougars on the move

Mountain lions, cougars, pumas, they go by a variety of names. But this big cat is expanding its range, headed back toward Pennsylvania.

January 3, 2016

Some anglers more than others come and go

Once a fisherman always a fisherman? Not necessarily. Anglers may fish throughout their lives, but they don’t necessarily do it consistently every year.

December 31, 2015

Eagle cameras streaming nest video

Bald eagles have made a dramatic comeback over the years. Wildlife watchers can see how they’re doing by monitoring two nests online.

December 28, 2015

A hunter retires and more outdoors news

It’s never easy for a hunter to call it quits. One man made sure that before he hung up his rifle, he got in one last adventure.

December 28, 2015

Poaching enforcement under review

Poaching has long been a huge problem when it comes to wildlife. A new research effort is looking to see how law enforcement efforts meant to combat it are working.

December 23, 2015

Examining the origin of walleyes

The Allegheny River is home to some nice walleyes. But where do they come from? And how will that impact future management decisions?

December 22, 2015

Reader deer, a black buck and antlered doe

Readers took some special deer this fall. Plus, two hunters elsewhere in the country took some unusual animals.

December 21, 2015

A look at deer season and more

The firearms deer season was an unusual one, but then, the fall hunts are changing altogether. Plus, news on steelhead access and more.

December 20, 2015

The fight against Lyme disease

Ticks are spreading across Pennsylvania, and bringing Lyme disease with them. A task force offered recommendations on how to respond.

December 15, 2015

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.