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The Adventure Starts Here

Pine Creek, new books and more

Pennsylvania’s grand Canyon offers fishing and adventure amidst a setting unlike most others. Plus, some new outdoors books.

July 5, 2015

Outdoors news from around the nation

Here’s a look at a hatchery tragedy that will impact fishermen, along with some Sunday hunting news and CWD in two states.

July 2, 2015

Game lands acquisitions prove historic

The Pennsylvania Game Commission added about 300 acres to its game lands system this week. That’s more impressive than it might seem.

July 1, 2015

Talking DMAP and more tweaking possible

Looming changes to PA’s deer management assistance program draw a few complaints, even as more changes are possible.

June 30, 2015

Semiauto rifle, airgun bills moving along

Two bills that would change what guns hunters could carry in the woods have made some recent progress, from opposite directions.

June 26, 2015

Lake survey reveals interesting results

A survey of Loyalhanna Lake turned up some fish, but not necessarily what biologists were expecting.

June 24, 2015

Game Commission grades are in

A review of the Game Commission’s strategic plan for 2009-2014 shows it got high marks for achieving its deer goals, but lower grades for forest health and hunter recruitment.

June 22, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

Pennsylvania’s got as many trappers as probably any state, but that doesn’t mean there are a lot of them out there. Meanwhile, a local lake continues to shine.

June 21, 2015

Fish & Wildlife looking to de-list eastern cougar

Cougars have been on the move in recent years. And no, that’s not a dating reference. Mountain lions have been Read the full article…

June 19, 2015

Sunday hunting legislation nears

Hunters can’t take to the woods and fields on Sundays in Pennsylvania, with limited exceptions. A state lawmaker has announced plans to try and change that.

June 17, 2015

Reader photos: Large and unusual fish

Readers have caught some large and, in cases, unusual fish in local waters in recent days. Here’s a look.

June 16, 2015

Topwater bassing, turkey vultures and more

Catching bass on topwater lures is about as exciting as fishing gets, but certain lures are better for certain situations than others. Plus a look at turkey vultures and more.

June 14, 2015

Taking a look at wild harvests

How much “wild” food do hunters and anglers collect in a year’s time in North America? One group founded by a scientist hopes to figure that out.

June 12, 2015

An unprecedented change — or two — in managing deer

Pennsylvania wildlife officials have , for the first time ever, scaled back a program aimed at removing extra deer from the landscape, while in New York, a community is going to great expense to get people to kill deer.

June 10, 2015

Young bucks and upcoming hunting seasons

With hunting and trapping licenses for 2015-16 now on sale, it’s not to early to start thinking about deer. Just don’t expect the little guys you saw last fall to still be around.

June 9, 2015

A look at Sunday’s coverage

Looking for something to do outdoors this summer. There are all kinds of options, whether you’re into fishing. floating, gunning, camping, hike or something else.

June 7, 2015

Young hunter records triple crown

Recording a Pennsylvania “triple crown” is not easy. But one young New Brighton hunter did it, starting last November and completing it in May.

June 3, 2015

Area parks lauded for fishing, boating, hiking

Do you want to fish or boat in a park considered among the best? Or maybe take a hike to remember? There are options all across western Pennsylvania.

June 2, 2015

A look at outdoors coverage

The end of the spawn doesn’t signal the end of crappie fishing. Plus, a look at some changes, made and possible, impacting hunters.

May 31, 2015

Reader photos and awards

Anglers and hunters young and old from around the region have been enjoying some success in the field, while others have seen their conservation efforts recognized.

May 28, 2015

New guns inch closer to being legal for hunting in PA

Air rifles? Semiautomatic rifles? You can’t hunt with either in Pennsylvania right now. But efforts to change that are underway, and may be gaining some traction.

May 27, 2015

A look at some outdoor news

Anglers are getting some really big muskies from the impounded portion of the Allegheny. Plus, debate about DMAP tags.

May 25, 2015

The price of a trout stamp may increase, but by how much?

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeking an increase in the cost of trout stamps for the first time since 2005. How much might the price go up? Some early ideas are floating around.

May 21, 2015

Outdoors news and notes

Free fishing, airgun shooting, weird workplace troubles, an “outdoor toy” rental program, and the search for new leaders. It’s all here in this outdoors roundup.

May 20, 2015

A look at Sunday’s coverage

Dispersed camping is a close=to-home opportunity to get away from the crowds outdoors, no matter where in Pennsylvania you live. And as for who gets to sell doe licenses? There’s a fight looming.

May 18, 2015

Student suspended for wearing NRA shirt

Wearing a National Rifle Association shirt to school got a student suspended. Now, his parents are suing the district for nearly half a million dollars.

May 14, 2015

Another good year with few hunting accidents

2014 was a good year in terms of hunter safety. The number of hunting accidents was low, continuing a long-term trend.

May 13, 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.