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A Sunday hunting Plan B?

A Pennsylvania lawmaker with designs on ending the state’s ban on hunting on Sundays is preparing a bill that would give the youngest hunters more time afield.

March 21, 2016

Northern pike, hunting changes, more

If you’re looking for some potentially hot fishing action in early spring, consider the northern pike. Plus, changes likely coming to what licenses you can carry and how communities deal with overabundant deer.

March 20, 2016

Another look at the 2015-16 deer harvest

Maybe it’s the longer seasons. Maybe it’s the chance to hunt an hour or two before or after work. Maybe it’s something else. But archers across Pennsylvania shoot their deer closer to home than rifle hunters.

March 18, 2016

Spring break leads to gigantic catfish

The beaches of south Florida? Forget it. A father-son team spent spring break fishing and filled the boat with some massive fish.

March 17, 2016

Historic otter season dampened by weather

Pennsylvania’s first otter trapping season in more than six decades wasn’t as productive as expected. Several factors are share the blame.

March 16, 2016

Taxidermy gathering showcases what’s possible

If you’ve ever thought of getting a trophy mounted, you owe it to yourself to visit the Pennsylvania Taxidermist Association’s annual show first.

March 15, 2016

CWD and PA elk would be bad combination

What might happen if chronic wasting disease gets into Pennsylvania’s elk herd? A developing situation in Arkansas offers a cautionary tale.

March 14, 2016

An outlook for 2016 Lake Erie fishing

Lake Erie is a more productive fishery than some might realize. And Pennsylvania’s portion of the lake is poised to produce good things this year.

March 13, 2016

Young angler, big fish

Austin Aikins may be young, but he obviously knows a thing or two about fishing. He’s got two more trophy fish to his credit.

March 11, 2016

PA’s first, and maybe only, piebald elk

Pennsylvania is home to about 1,000 elk right now. So far as anyone knows, only one of them looks like this.

March 10, 2016

A new kind of wildlife problem

Harassing wildlife has taken on a new, high-tech form in recent years. Game Commission officials want to address it now.

March 9, 2016

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

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.