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Which wildlife crimes are most common?

The people who get fines and warnings from Game Commission officers, what exactly are they up to? The sames things year after year.

March 8, 2016

Fee hikes proposed for PA hunting, trapping licenses

There’s sure to be lots of negotiation before anything is final. But the ball is rolling. A state senator has introduced a bill to increase hunting and trapping licenses fees.

March 7, 2016

Giant trout, catch and release tactics & more

If you’ve ever wanted a good shot at catching a really big trout, these are the times and places to do it. Plus, tips on releasing fish to swim again and more.

March 6, 2016

Jerkbaits for early season bass

The Bassmaster Classic began today, in conditions much different from those across Pennsylvania. But anglers can soon catch bass here, with one tool especially effective.

March 4, 2016

Pheasant harvests and stamps

What percentage of pheasants stocked each fall get taken by hunters? And which hunters should pay for them?

March 3, 2016

Boat licenses for would-be fishermen?

Lots of people are working to figure out how to recruit more fishermen. One lawmaker has an idea, but some aren’t sure it will work.

March 2, 2016

PA’s prickly porcupines on the move

There’s no mistaking what you’re looking at when you seen one. Chances may be increasing that you’ll get a glimpse, too.

March 1, 2016

Tips leading to poaching arrests

The Game Commission’s new program aimed at getting the public’s help in prosecuting poaching cases is showing some good early returns.

February 29, 2016

Female taxidermists, license fees & more

These days, your local taxidermist may look a little different than in the past. Plus, not-so-good news for agencies looking for new revenue and more.

February 28, 2016

Airbows for Pennsylvania deer hunting?

Pennsylvania deer hunters have gotten a few new tools to use in recent years, counting the inline muzzleloader and the crossbow. Might the Airbow be next?

February 26, 2016

Pennsylvania’s coyote conspiracy

Pennsylvania has been home to coyotes for decades now. But where did they come from and how did they get here? That’s the stuff of legend.

February 25, 2016

When to reach out to anglers?

The Fish and Boat Commission wants to remind customers to return to the fold. But when to do it?

February 24, 2016

Coyotes on drugs? Maybe so.

This may be the weirdest explanation for a wildlife issue ever put forward. How else to explain coyote behavior?

February 23, 2016

Of fall gobblers and wandering bears

Gobbler-only turkey hunting in the fall? Smaller focus areas for bear hunting? Don’t expect to see either, though they’ve gotten some talk.

February 22, 2016

A roundup of outdoor news

If you want to catch more fish this year, think like a deer hunter. Plus, tips on staying alive in the outdoors and more.

February 21, 2016

Trout stocking schedules are out

Opening day of trout season is still weeks away, but the most visible preparation for it is about to begin. The “great white fleet,” as the Fish and Boat Commission’s stocking trucks are known, is set to roll.

February 19, 2016

Sting nets record number of poaching violations

Operation Talon, a multi-agency task force aimed at catching those who kill wildlife illegally, found more poachers than ever in 2015.

February 18, 2016

An unusual, for now, wildlife sighting

Common across Pennsylvania before unchecked logging a century ago destroyed their habitat, fishers continue to make a comeback. Catching site of one remains a thrill.

February 17, 2016

Lifestyles of American anglers

Jeff Foxworthy used to joke about how if you did certain things “you might be a redneck.” Maybe he should turn his attention to fishermen.

February 16, 2016

New-look bear seasons boost harvest, participation

Pennsylvania’s bear seasons have changed and grown in recent years. That’s increased the number of hunters, but not to the detriment of the bears.

February 15, 2016

A roundup of outdoor news

Ruffed grouse — and grouse hunters — have more to worry about than just disappearing habitat. Ice fishermen have had their struggles this winter, too.

February 14, 2016

Massive elk taken by poachers on display

The circumstances of its death were criminal. But the mount of a truly outstanding Pennsylvania bull elk is at least available to be appreciated as part of a traveling exhibition.

February 11, 2016

An outdoor life well lived

Are the outdoors a little better for your having spent some time in them? Local sportsmen say that’s the case in regards to one lost compatriot.

February 10, 2016

A hunting program in need of a boost

The trout version of this program is a huge part of Pennsylvania’s outdoors scene. It’s hunting equivalent? Not so much.

February 9, 2016

PA’s changing elk hunting

Are there haves and have-nots when it comes to Pennsylvania elk hunters? Also, a look at applications and a changing venue for the elk check station.

February 8, 2016

A roundup of outdoor news

Pennsylvania’s 2016-17 hunting seasons aren’t changing a lot from the recent past, but there are a few notable exceptions. Plus, a fun way to help wildlife and more.

February 7, 2016

Legendary PA fly fisher subject of movie

Every serious fly fisherman has at least heard of Joe Humphreys. A movie in the works focuses on who he is and what the outdoors means to him.

February 5, 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.