George Washington Sears, aka Nessmuk, wrote in the 1800s of the outdoors that, "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it. We go to smooth it." That’s as true now as ever. The outdoors are for refreshing the soul and lifting the spirit.

Try convincing yourself of that – or better yet, your spouse, children or friends – when their feet are cold, their line is tangled, their sleeping bag is soggy, or their paddle is broken. Having the right gear can make all the difference.

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Outdoor extras, including a new twist on a campfire favorite

Want to take a campfire favorite to a new level? Here’s how to do that. Plus, we look at a new lure and offer a tip on getting your backpack right.

June 18, 2019

Kayak catfishing growing in popularity

Might kayak catfishing be the next big thing, for fun and competition? Those who do it say it’s a tremendous amount of fun.

June 13, 2019

Release of chronic wasting disease plan delayed while public outreach continues

Pennsylvania’s chronic wasting disease plan remains a work in progress, it seems. It’s all about trying to get public buy-in.

June 12, 2019

‘Hike to Hunt Challenge’ offered by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Hike to hunt? That’s the theme of a Backcountry Hunters and Anglers challenge meant to raise money and awareness while promoting fitness.

June 11, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a blueberry recipe

Just in time for summer we’ve got a blueberry recipe that’s great for your next campout. Plus, we look at a water filter and share a tip on kayak fit.

June 10, 2019

Grant Woods offers advice on hunting mature bucks

Grant Woods hunts whitetails all over, usually with great success. So when he offers advice, it’s worth listening to what he has to say.

June 6, 2019

Fun times camping sometimes born of chaos

Camping is always fun so long as you have the right attitude. Find out for yourself, with June being National Great Outdoors and National Camping month.

June 5, 2019

Avoid strainers to stay safe, alive this boating season

Strainers are a deadly hazard on the water. All boaters, and especially paddlers, should learn to identify and avoid them this season.

June 4, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a Plan B for camp cooking

Camp cooking that’s simple and fun? This recipe is it. Plus we look at a new lure and a tip on cooking when you’re short of time, energy or supplies.

June 3, 2019

Auditor general releases look at Game Commission finances

Pennsylvania’s auditor general released his report on how the Pennsylvania Game Commission manages its money. It suggests lots of improvements.

May 30, 2019

Appreciate slow growing fish in all sizes

That fish you reel in? it’s likely older than you might think. Slow growing fish take years to reach even minimum sizes in the wild, no matter the species.

May 28, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a fried catfish recipe

Fried catfish is about as good as it gets when it comes to east, fast, delicious food. We offer a recipe, plus a fishing tip and a new rangefinder.

May 28, 2019

Bikepacking surges in popularity as way to explore outdoors

Bikepacking? More and more people are finding it a fun way to explore trails and even the backcountry to fish, climb, camp, swim and more.

May 23, 2019

Great blue herons common, yet interesting, birds

Great blue herons are common birds. Spend time around water and you’ll surely see some. But don’t take these special birds for granted.

May 23, 2019

Fish with a WCO events on tap around PA

Children around Pennsylvania have the chance to “Fish with a WCO,” with those opportunities right around the corner. Here’s a look.

May 22, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a new premium vibrating jig

Want to catch more bass? There’s an all-new, all star-inspired vibrating jig out there. Plus, we look at a venison recipe and offer a tip for saving gear.

May 22, 2019

PA has another new state record, this one for lake trout

Pennsylvania has yet another new state record fish. ten days after word of a monster flathead catfish, we hear of a new state record lake trout.

May 17, 2019

Tough times for waterfowl, hunters in Atlantic Flyway

These are somewhat tough times if you’re a waterfowl hunter in the Atlantic Flyway. Bag limits on mallards and migratory geese have shrunk.

May 16, 2019

Tips on paddling safety this boating season

Boating season is here and there will likely be more paddlers on the water than ever. Paying heed to a few tips will keep more of them alive.

May 16, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a tip on making your pack trail-ready

So you’;re heading out on the trail. Is your pack ready? We look at how to make it so, along with a trout recipe and a lure for catching catfish and carp.

May 13, 2019

Emergence of cicadas should produce fantastic fishing

Periodical cicadas are coming to parts of three states this year. That should produce some fantastic, if short-lived, fishing you’ll want to get in on.

May 9, 2019

Leave wildlife babies in the wild this spring

WIldlife babies are truly adorable. And they can seem ever so vulnerable. But the best thing to do with young animals found outdoors is let them be.

May 8, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a camp breakfast recipe

A camp breakfast that you actually start preparing the night before? We offer that up, along with a look at a wild new fishing lure and a camping tip.

May 6, 2019

Fate of wild pheasant areas might not be settled after all

Pennsylvania has three wild pheasant areas left, for now. A plan to eliminate one, on the books for now, may or may not come to fruition, however.

May 3, 2019

Catching hybrid striped bass on the fly

Hybrid striped bass are strong, powerful fish that hit hard and run fast/ What’s not to like. Here’s how to get them on flies, in lakes and rivers.

May 2, 2019

Vernal pools a source of unique, varied life in spring

Vernal pools are a fascinating part of the springtime landscape. They turn seemingly insignificant woodland puddles into reservoirs of unique life.

May 1, 2019

Outdoor extras, including a note on fishing plastic worms

Plastic worms do indeed catch fish. But there’s a trick to it. We talk about that,and a piece of fishing gear and a woodsy recipe.

May 1, 2019

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.