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Looking at who’s on the game lands

Who’s using state game lands, and are they doing it legally? Game Commission officers recently took a look at that.

August 13, 2015

Come on down!

Fishermen are being asked to help name the Fish and Boat Commission’s new trout program,

August 12, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

A fall waterfowl forecast, a unique way to cook outdoors and more.

August 9, 2015

Going, going … almost gone

If you want to hunt antlerless deer this fall, and don’t yet have a license, teh time to act is now. They’re going fast.

August 7, 2015

University teams qualify for conference championship

Anglers from area colleges and universities are still in the running to win big money for their teams and themselves.

August 5, 2015

Nature, dead and live

It’s cliché to say it, but nature if not always gentle. Anyone who spends time outside will see that. The Read the full article…

August 4, 2015

Channel cats, fawns and more

A couple of studies aimed at providing better, more sustainable channel catfish angling, fawn research, and more.

August 2, 2015

Asian disease cancels pheasant farm tours

A disease that originated in Asia poses a real threat to poultry operations like the PA Game Commission’s pheasant farms. The public is being kept away until birds are stocked as a result.

July 31, 2015

Teen lands another big fish

A Lower Burrell teen with a habit of landing big fish got himself another one recently, this one at Shenango.

July 30, 2015

Doe license sales and elk application deadlines

Have you gotten your doe hunting license yet? If not, your choices as far as where to hunt are shrinking.

July 29, 2015

A couple of interesting deer cases

So you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to white-tailed deer? These stories probably indicate otherwise.

July 23, 2015

Henry rifles awarded to veterans

Henry Repeating Arms Co., which in part makes its distinctive Big Boy rifles in Rostraver, was in Pittsburgh earlier this week to honor veterans with some special guns.

July 21, 2015

A beautiful fish

Now here’s a fish! A Mt. Lebanon man finds a trophy in Lake Arthur.

July 20, 2015

Premium trout, waterfowl and more

The PA Fish and Boat Commission plans to experiment with creating premium trout fisheries, while hints of the waterfowl season to come are here. Plus more.

July 19, 2015

Burn baby, burn!

Sometimes, it turns out, the best way to create good new habitat is to burn existing old habitat.

July 16, 2015

Osprey plan out, but changes possible

Ospreys have been doing better in recent years, expanding in number and range across Pennsylvania. But the plan for managing their comeback may get a tweaking.

July 15, 2015

Kayak muskies, Pymatuning Lake and more

Want a unique thrill? Try landing a musky from a kayak. Plus, Pymatuning Lake news and more.

July 12, 2015

Fawn study shows most surviving, so far

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s fawn survival study is yielding some interesting results, biologists say.

July 9, 2015

Game Commission establishes new K-9 team

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has acquired three Labradors to form a K-9 team that will be used to track poachers and more.

July 8, 2015

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

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.