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Gift of game lands keeps giving

Pennsylvania’s state game lands system is a true blessing, as the setbacks hunters are seeing in other states proves again.

November 22, 2015

Bears taken, legally and otherwise

The archery bear season wraps up today, and local hunters have already taken some bears, including a very old one. Sadly, a poacher struck, too.

November 20, 2015

Trashing of the beautiful places

Public lands are meant to be places where people can enjoy nature, though hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and more. Some, sadly, use them as dumping grounds.

November 18, 2015

Outdoors camps for teens

Teens interested in becoming “conservation ambassadors” while learning about white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, black bears or brook trout and in learning about fly fishing and coldwater environments are being recruited right now.

November 16, 2015

A black bear season outlook, atlatls and more

A specific kind of bear will make up a large part of the harvest when the archery and general hunting seasons kick off this week. Plus, news of atlatls, lakes and more.

November 15, 2015

Brook trout meeting on schedule

A program meant to grow more big wild brook trout didn’t work out as hoped, with one exception. That stand-alone area is the subject of an upcoming meeting.

November 13, 2015

A season of hoaxes and rumors

The old advice that warns not to believe everything you see or hear? It applies to the outdoors, too.

November 12, 2015

Back to the future on CWD

The Game Commission has changed its mind on some new rules regarding chronic wasting disease.

November 11, 2015

A day to remember

Two states, three deer, two of them Pope & Young quality. This Pennsylvania hunter had a day afield unlike any other.

November 10, 2015

Fall turkey changes and elk hunt results

Extending fall turkey seasons has more of an impact than once thought, so changes could come in 2016. A couple Read the full article…

November 9, 2015

Outdoors calendar

A local university has an archery shoot on tap, the season’s last hunter education courses, plus fly tying, turkey shoots, hike and more.

November 9, 2015

Deer collecting season, like hunting season, is here

More drivers than you might expect keep the deer they hit with their vehicles, turning the venison into food for the table. Plus, news on hunting the rut and more.

November 8, 2015

Elk hunters doing well so far

Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt is underway and, with a couple of days still to go, hunters are doing well.

November 6, 2015

Keeping boaters safe earns two awards

One works in the classroom, the other on the water. Both try hard to keep boaters safe, and those efforts were recognized on a national scale.

November 5, 2015

A new all-time No. 2?

Talk about your massive deer! A hunter in Ohio recently took one for the ages.

November 4, 2015

CWD rules change, again

Hunters who leave Pennsylvania to pursue deer, elk, moose and caribou have to consider some new rules before bringing their trophies home.

November 3, 2015

Crime along the water is about more than just the fish

If it’s a crime society at large deals with, chances are waterways conservation officers will get their share of cases, too

November 2, 2015

Competitive bass fishing on the move, and more

Professional bass fishing got its start in the south, but this is way south, as in south of the border.

November 2, 2015

Outdoors notices and calendar

Looking for something to do outdoors-related? An opportunity to apply for canoe access grants, fall’s last hunter safety classes, shoots, banquets and more.

November 1, 2015

Monster elk, turkey hunting and more

There’s nothing like getting exactly what you want, especially when it comes to trophy elk. Plus, news on fall turkey hunting, a recipe and more.

November 1, 2015

Additional roads open for hunters

They may or may not be the roads less traveled. But they are the roads leading to potentially good habitat for deer and other wildlife, and they’ve been opened for hunters.

October 29, 2015

Solution to deer management assistance program elusive

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners know what they want. Their counterparts at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are equally sure of their own desires. But they’re not entirely the same.

October 28, 2015

A shotgun full of unknown memories

It’s sometimes what we don’t know that captures our attention, especially when it comes to lost relatives, found guns and time outdoors.

October 28, 2015

Pennsylvania elk hunting, tourism co-existing

Pennsylvania’s elk herd is growing, and drawing increasingly large crowds of tourists eager for a glimpse. Elk hunting is going on at the same time, in what some call a testament to managing wildlife for everyone.

October 28, 2015

Mange on the increase among bears

Cases of mange among black bears are on the rose across Pennsylvania. Why is the question.

October 28, 2015

Second time’s the charm for trophy bull

Adam Ford could have gotten discouraged after not even seeing an elk on his first hunt for them last year. He didn’t, and that paid off in a big way.

October 27, 2015

A roundup of outdoors coverage

Pheasant stockings are popular with those who hunt the birds, but that’s not many, and the cost is high. Is that OK?And what do fishermen think of price?

October 18, 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.