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Hunting changes, wild eating and more

Changes could be coming to Pennsylvania’s woods for 2016. Plus, thoughts on eating wild game and more.

January 10, 2016

Bait, big trout and bias — one group’s perspective

Who gets to fish streams to be stocked with big quantities of trophy trout and who doesn’t? One group sees some inequity there.

January 8, 2016

‘Targeted shooting’ possible for PA deer?

The Game Commission has been monitoring chronic wasting disease, to see where it’s at and how common it is. Now, there’s talk — albeit preliminary — of a way to attack it.

January 7, 2016

Trout experiment to begin

The Fish and Boat Commission puts trout in the Yough and Allegheny rivers each year. The timing of that is going to change, though, in an attempt to provide better fishing.

January 5, 2016

An ancient sport with modern fans

Falconry is a sport that traces its roots back centuries. Some people are keeping it alive today, despite the commitment involved.

January 3, 2016

Cougars on the move

Mountain lions, cougars, pumas, they go by a variety of names. But this big cat is expanding its range, headed back toward Pennsylvania.

January 3, 2016

Some anglers more than others come and go

Once a fisherman always a fisherman? Not necessarily. Anglers may fish throughout their lives, but they don’t necessarily do it consistently every year.

December 31, 2015

Eagle cameras streaming nest video

Bald eagles have made a dramatic comeback over the years. Wildlife watchers can see how they’re doing by monitoring two nests online.

December 28, 2015

A hunter retires and more outdoors news

It’s never easy for a hunter to call it quits. One man made sure that before he hung up his rifle, he got in one last adventure.

December 28, 2015

Poaching enforcement under review

Poaching has long been a huge problem when it comes to wildlife. A new research effort is looking to see how law enforcement efforts meant to combat it are working.

December 23, 2015

Examining the origin of walleyes

The Allegheny River is home to some nice walleyes. But where do they come from? And how will that impact future management decisions?

December 22, 2015

Reader deer, a black buck and antlered doe

Readers took some special deer this fall. Plus, two hunters elsewhere in the country took some unusual animals.

December 21, 2015

A look at deer season and more

The firearms deer season was an unusual one, but then, the fall hunts are changing altogether. Plus, news on steelhead access and more.

December 20, 2015

The fight against Lyme disease

Ticks are spreading across Pennsylvania, and bringing Lyme disease with them. A task force offered recommendations on how to respond.

December 15, 2015

Effort to re-engage lapsed hunters sees middling results

A marketing effort carried out locally in part and meant to re-engage lapsed hunters hasn’t led to an increase in license sales just yet, and its future is up in the air.

December 14, 2015

A Christmas gift guide and fishing news

Wondering what to get the outdoorsman or woman on your Christmas list? Here are some ideas. Plus, news on carp fishing, tailwaters and more.

December 13, 2015

Just what does that buck score?

How does that buck you shot this season stack up? An online tool may offer some answers.

December 9, 2015

Previewing PA’s deer season, bear harvest, more

The busiest day of Pennsylvania’s hunter year is almost here. A deer season preview, and look at how bear hunters have fared so far.

November 29, 2015

Opening day tips and reminders

Opening day of Pennsylvania’s firearms deer season is just about here. Are you ready?

November 27, 2015

One trip, two different deer

A father and son from North Huntingdon traveled west on a deer hunt and came back with two animals of two kinds.

November 25, 2015

Sunday hunting debate to start anew

The number of states where it’s illegal to hunt on Sundays has been shrinking. Pennsylvania remains a holdout. Is now the time that changes?

November 24, 2015

Changes coming to PA woods?

It’s not legal to hunt with an air rifle or semiautomatic rifle in Pennsylvania right now, or hunt from a motorized wheelchair. All that may soon change. Plus, more legislative news.

November 23, 2015

Crowded? Yes, but deer opener offers opportunities

Opening day of Pennsylvania’s deer season will bring crowds unlike any seen elsewhere in the country. But science and experts offer tips on how to bag a whitetail.

November 22, 2015

Hunting safe, getting safer

Hunters, it turns out, have a pretty enviable safety record, one that continues to get better.

November 22, 2015

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

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.