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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

Archery bear hunting’s potential impacts on bucks

It sounds like a no-brainer, moving the statewide archery bear season up by one week to coincide with archery deer hunting. But there are issues, we’re told.

February 4, 2016

Boating accidents, fatalities down

Boating accidents and fatalities were down across Pennsylvania in 2015. Waterways officials say one particular factor gets the credit.

February 3, 2016

To ban or not to ban: the deer urine debate

Pennsylvania’s largest group of organized bowhunters says it’s willing to support a statewide ban on the use of urine-based deer attractants to potentially stop the spread of disease.

February 1, 2016

Around the outdoors

News on western Pennsylvania’s independent lure makers, a move to combine the Fish and Boat and Game commissions, and more.

January 31, 2016

Surviving encounters with bears

As one of the most popular movies in America right now, and a tragedy in the Yukon, illustrate, bears have the potential to be dangerous. Could you survive an encounter?

January 29, 2016

An unusual find in the outdoors

Pennsylvania is home to a lot of bobcats, probably more than at any time in the last 40- years, according to the biologists. Still, this was unusual.

January 28, 2016

Asking women to recruit women

It’s one thing to suggest recruiting more females into hunting and fishing. It’s another to be able to do it, as two examples playing out show.

January 26, 2016

A showcase of antique firearms

This isn’t your typical outdoor show. This one focuses on the old technology that helped pave the way for settlement of America.

January 25, 2016

License prices, big bucks and more

State lawmakers have always kept the authority to set fishing license prices to themselves, but some are willing to give that up. Plus, the new trend in buck harvests across the whitetail’s range.

January 24, 2016

Old hunter still going strong

One of America’s oldest hunters, if not it’s oldest, is still going strong at 102. He took two deer last year, one a dandy buck.

January 22, 2016

Notes on seasons and bears in unusual places

If you’ve noticed fewer hunters in the woods on certain days, you’re not alone. Changing the look of seasons has changed hunter behavior, it seems.

January 19, 2016

Hog heaven? They hope not

Pennsylvania has made a concerted effort in recent years to keep wild hogs from taking root. Now, that work is underway in Butler County.

January 18, 2016

Winter brings outdoors shows, and more news

Cabin fever starting to set in? The many outdoor shows set for around the region offer a possible cure. Plus, more outdoors news.

January 17, 2016

Spending on outdoor fun

People who enjoy spending time outdoors aren’t shy about spending money apparently. A new report says Americans are willing to pay to have their fun.

January 15, 2016

Gotta give ’em some credit

If you shoot a deer on state forest land, congratulations. You’ve accomplished something perhaps more difficult than anyone realized.

January 13, 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.