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Spring gobblers, fishing licenses, more

Where in western Pennsylvania can you find public land gobblers? Here are some recommendations. Plus, news on fishing license prices, a new bass lure and more.

April 25, 2016

Pymatuning crappie change seeing no opposition

A proposal to limit how many crappies anglers can harvest on Pymatuning Lake, and to restrict the size of those fish, is meeting with nearly unanimous support.

April 22, 2016

All eyes on the bat caves

They’re often treated as places to hang out and even party, without regards to the damage done to wildlife. Now, though, they’re under surveillance.

April 21, 2016

A question of money and influence

As things stand now, a small percentage of people — hunting and fishing license buyers — pay for most wildlife and fish management. Does that need to change? And what might be the consequences?

April 20, 2016

Relentless, that’s what it is

Was that deer dead on the side of the road a goner long before a vehicle came along? In some cases, yes, thanks to a disease that — as the experience of one state shows — is relentless.

April 19, 2016

Understand muskies to catch muskies

Anglers who want to consistently catch big muskies need to keep five things about their behavior in mind, says a guide who specializes in the species.

April 18, 2016

Opening day of trout about as perfect as could be hoped for

Opening day of trout season can vary wildly from year to year, with one marked by snow and the next by shorts weather. This year, anglers got the best they could have hoped for. Plus, news on women anglers, turkey scouting and more.

April 17, 2016

Dealing with coyotes in the suburbs

Think that because you live in the suburbs you’ll never encounter a coyote? Think again. The question is, what to do when that time comes.

April 15, 2016

Association provides extra trout for anglers

If you like lake fishing for trout, and are turned on by the thought of not only catching fish, but perhaps getting one worth a prize, this is the place for you.

April 14, 2016

A special hunt for disabled veterans

A unique hunting opportunity for disabled veterans is likely to become permanent soon. Hopes are it will grow this fall, too.

April 13, 2016

Young anglers, monster fish

Two young anglers, from the same region who share the same first name, are proving to be quite the trophy anglers. Both have landed multiple memorable fish in recent days.

April 12, 2016

New CWD cases in PA may prompt changes

Chronic wasting disease continues to persist in Pennsylvania. That may lead to some rules changes for hunters this fall.

April 11, 2016

A record year for helping the hungry

Pennsylvania deer hunters did a lot to help their hungriest neighbors this past season. venison donations to food banks hit an all-time high.

April 8, 2016

Angler lands unusual catch

Fishing from the Point in downtown Pittsburgh has gotten increasingly popular. And, as this angler’s tale shows, it can be productive, sometimes in unusual ways.

April 7, 2016

Furry investigators proving popular

Re-starting a lapsed K-9 unit has not only helped the Game Commission solve cases. The dogs have also proven to be valuable outreach tools.

April 6, 2016

Casting the abyss for muskies

One technique, two baits. That’s this professional musky guide’s formula for catching 50-plus-inch fish on a regular basis.

April 5, 2016

A closer look at successful hunter ages

With one exception, hunters of every age from 7 to 96 took whitetail deer in Pennsylvania last year. Some age groups were more lethal than others, though. Where did your peers fall on the scale? Here’s a detailed look.

April 4, 2016

A crappie proposal, hunter success & more

The crappie fishing on Pymatuning Reservoir is good. Could a regulation change make it better? And at what age are PA deer hunters at their most lethal? That, and more.

April 3, 2016

Licenses, yes. Trout, maybe. Sunday hunting, no.

The state’s largest hiking group is looking at ways to perhaps support Pennsylvania’s fish and wildlife agencies. but it’s not budging on Sunday hunting.

April 1, 2016

Good news, bad news about deer

A Wisconsin’s hunter’s experience is one all sportsmen dream about. In a couple of other states, though, the deer news is bad.

March 31, 2016

Pennsylvania’s bobcat population increasing, finally

Catching sight of a Pennsylvania bobcat remains a special experience. Chances of it happening are increasing, though.

March 30, 2016

Release of potential record bass shows changing times

What would you do if you had a chance to set a world record, but had to kill the fish to do it?

March 29, 2016

Special team with special skills highlights changing times

Increasingly, wildlife conservation officers aren’t just handling crimes related to deer and other creatures. They’re encountering all kinds of misdeeds and a change is likely coming as a result.

March 28, 2016

A sportsman’s life of service and more

A relative handful of sportsmen actually run most outdoors clubs. Here’s a look at one with a special level of devotion.

March 27, 2016

An evening with fly fishing legends

Interested in meeting some of the true giants in the fly fishing world? Here’s your chance.

March 25, 2016

To ban or not to ban: deer urine debate continues

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners haven’t banned the use of deer urine for hunting, yet. But the idea is not off the radar either, as recent talk showed again.

March 24, 2016

Mentored youth trout days approach

Anglers interested in passing on the joy of their sport can do so via some upcoming mentored youth trout fishing days.

March 23, 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.