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The Adventure Starts Here

Hunter records historic first

Going into this fall, it had probably been more than 100 years since a hunter shot a black bear in Beaver County. A deer-hunting archer got one, though.

October 1, 2015

Using the old to create the new

The Fish and Boat Commission’s best customers aren’t necessarily the same as its future customers, at least not right now. But it may use one to get the other.

September 30, 2015

A new kind of hunting license

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a hunter. You’ve probably never carried a license like this one in the woods.

September 29, 2015

A look around the outdoors

Changes prompted by chronic wasting disease, a more common challenge for archers and finding sustenance in the outdoors.

September 27, 2015

A horse — or, ah, bass — of a different color

As fish go, this one caught by a Florida angler may be one of the most unusual you’ll ever see.

September 24, 2015

Teams advance to college fishing national championship

Ten teams, three of them from this region, advanced to FLW’s college bass fishing national championship. A couple other teams with local ties fell short, however.

September 23, 2015

A cure for the frequency question

Want to create a new hunter or angler? Get them outside often. Here’s one way to make it happen.

September 22, 2015

Lake Erie gives up big fish

A first fish is always memorable. These were indeed special, and made possible by volunteers working to get people involved in fishing.

September 21, 2015

Steelhead, water prep and more

Want to catch more steelhead? Learn a skill that will open a wider world of the outdoors? It’s all here.

September 21, 2015

Paying more for less? The harsh reality

The PA Fish and Boat Commission’s leader says the agency doesn’t want to increase license fees, but has no choice. It’s something else he said that really stood out, though.

September 19, 2015

Hog wild? Yes, that’s the problem.

They’re here, but not in big numbers. A new study shows why everyone should hope things stay that way.

September 18, 2015

Time to be extra careful fast approaching

Your chances of being involved in a deer-vehicle collision are, relatively speaking, once again pretty high in Pennsylvania. And the time of year when accidents spike is near.

September 17, 2015

Where are all the diehards?

Do you buy a fishing license every year? If so, you’re part of a small — very small — minority.

September 16, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

What’s it take to get a young person started in the outdoors? Experts offer some advice. PLus, an outdoor pest and more.

September 14, 2015

A miracle of nature, captured on camera

It’s easy to take some of what goes on in nature for granted. But sometimes, an up-close look reveals wonder and mystery.

September 11, 2015

Fire for habitat and a hunting deadline

Can burning habitat make it better? Some say yes. Plus, a PA waterfowl hunting deadline approaches.

September 9, 2015

Cleanup on Pymatuning Lake

If Pymatuning Lake looks a little cleaner these days, thank a duck hunter and a paddler. Volunteers from the Allegheny Read the full article…

September 8, 2015

A look at outdoors coverage

There’s a western Pennsylvania place that offers the chance to hunt, fish, hike and more, though it’s often overlooked. That, and more about the outdoors.

September 7, 2015

Taking a cue from deer

Might this be a relatively inexpensive way to reduce deer-vehicle collisions? One study suggests so.

September 1, 2015

What about the Marcellus?

The Game Commission wants hunters to pay more for licenses. Some hunters are asking why if it’s got Marcellus shale revenue coming in. One man’s answers are here.

August 31, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

The Game Commission wants to increase the cost of hunting and furtaking licenses, but has been told it needs to get sportsmen buy-in first. Plus, a look at some special fishing opportunities, and more.

August 30, 2015

A famous crime fighter’s brush with fishing laws

You don’t often connect Eliot Ness of Untouchables fame with Pennsylvania fishing, but he — courtesy of his third wife — once dealt with the law here.

August 28, 2015

Another Allegheny River oddity

A fish once long gone from Pittsburgh are rivers is back on at least some level, as an angler catch proves.

August 25, 2015

Elk license drawings mean big money

This elk hunting thing in Pennsylvania just might work out. It’s proving to be a money maker for conservation, that’s Read the full article…

August 24, 2015

Cooking geese, battling weeds and more

Cooked correctly, Canada goose is actually much better than most people realize. That, and more, in this Sunday’s coverage.

August 24, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

A money shortage at the PA Game Commission has put plans to revamp a popular wildlife attraction on hold, while volunteers are working to document PA’s reptiles and amphibians in a way never done before.

August 16, 2015

Waterfowl reporting system causing problems

The system whereby hunters report taking banded waterfowl provides lots of great data — when it works. It’s not, at least not always, so changes may be on the way.

August 14, 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.