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Fly fishing for bass, bluegills and more, outdoor books and gun news

The warm weather doesn’t need to mean the end of good fishing. Plus, news on outdoor books and a firearms call to action.

August 14, 2016

Taxing water, a doe tag snafu averted, more

Bob Frye / Tribune-Review Anglers use Pennsylvania’s water without removing any of it. They may benefit from a proposed tax Read the full article…

August 12, 2016

Owning the Revenent rifle

The Revenent is a Hollywood production, but it’s got a Pennsylvania connection. Fans of flintlock rifles like the one carried by the movie’s star can get their own version.

August 11, 2016

3D archery challenge, world championships this weekend

The top 3D archery shooters in the world are coming to western Pennsylvania this weekend. Area archers are invited to join them to shoot, watch them on the range or just shop at the associated market.

August 10, 2016

Elk license drawing details

Have you applied for an elk license yet? The Game Commission deadline has passed, but those seeking what’s known as the “working man’s tag” have a little time left.

August 9, 2016

Channel cats, trout and more

A plan to promote catfishing, a move to protect wild trout and more. A roundup of outdoor news.

August 8, 2016

Event focuses on deer & land management, trail cams

If you’ve got access to a little piece of property and want to keep deer on it, or even if you hunt public land and want to know where to seek deer, this may be information you’ll want to get.

August 5, 2016

Antlers, eagles, boating news and more

What’s going on in the outdoors? Well, dumb and brazen lawbreakers are back in the news, as are boating accidents, eagles and more.

August 3, 2016

Got teeth? Anglers land impressive fish

There’s no lipping these fish to get them out of the water. They’re all teeth, attitude and size.

August 1, 2016

Big buck trail camera contest

Capturing a photo of a big buck on a trail camera is exciting enough. But now, doing it could win you another piece of equipment.

July 27, 2016

Debate over Airbows heating up

Is it a bow or is it an air rifle? And in which hunting seasons should hunters be allowed to use it? The debate over the Airbow is heating up.

July 26, 2016

Thoughts on controlling deer disease and more

Game Commissioners are looking, perhaps, at a new permit as a way to control chronic wasting disease. Plus, coping with hunting and fishing friends.

July 24, 2016

Infrared sees all: deer on the landscape

Concern about a lack of deer led to an informal infrared survey in one part of PA. The results — including one monster buck — are startling.

July 22, 2016

Too many deer? Get cougars, scientists say

Mountain lions in states like Pennsylvania? One group of scientists believes their re-colonization could save human lives.

July 21, 2016

Encountering venomous snakes: a guide

Pennsylvania is home to three species of venomous rattlesnakes. Do you know how to live and recreate among them, and what to do if bitten?

July 19, 2016

Carp anyone? Work group to offer recommendations on promoting fishing

Carp haven’t always gotten a lot of respect in America as a game fish. A Fish and Boat Commission-led group is trying to change that, however.

July 15, 2016

Fishing to meet football this fall

In an attempt to market fishing and boating, the Fish and Boat Commission is going to the people, focusing on college football fans.

July 14, 2016

Keeping tabs on doe license applications

Have you applied for a doe tag yet? And if so, did you get it? And how many are left? Answers here.

July 12, 2016

Anglers paying the price of progress

Steelheaders won’t be inconvenienced. Other anglers? They’ll have to deal with progress.

July 8, 2016

An outdoors sense of humor

If you’ve ever had your fill out outdoor bureaucracy — or government-style paperwork of any kind — this one is for you.

July 7, 2016

Why do we hunt? It’s time to share answers

Have you ever tried to defend hunting in the modern world? Showing others that it’s still relevant may be the challenge of the 21st century.

July 6, 2016

Battling graffiti, safe boating, a young shooter and more

Graffiti mars some state parks and forests, but an effort to eradicate it is underway. Plus, more outdoor news.

July 3, 2016

A first bass to remember

Your first really nice fish is always special. This one will surely prove memorable for a local Boy Scout.

July 1, 2016

A new approach to an old challenge

Youth field days, those events meant to introduce children to Pennsylvania’s outdoors heritage, are in cases getting a makeover. They’re sometimes welcoming moms and dads and participants.

June 30, 2016

Talking to the people who “talk” to animals

Have you ever wanted to talk to the people managing the state’s wildlife? Here’s your chance. Plus, news on co-op trout nurseries.

June 29, 2016

Big bass, amazing bear, and more from the outdoors

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more interesting. A roundup of the newsy, odd and unusual from the outdoors.

June 27, 2016

Training to hunt, big fish time, more

So you think you’re in shape for hunting? Here’s an event that might make you reconsider. Plus, news on big fish and more.

June 26, 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.