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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

Fish and Boat Commission eyes lottery connection

Looking for help selling fishing licenses, the Fish and Boat Commission is looking to the Pennsylvania Lottery for expertise and assistance.

May 12, 2015

A complete look at Sunday’s coverage

What to do about mentored youth trout? How to protected wild fish? A lesson about one of nature’s most beautiful creatures? It’s all here.

May 10, 2015

Deputy program suffering a downturn

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has relied on deputy conservation officers for more than a century. Right now, though, they’re in short supply.

May 8, 2015

One state — not PA — bans deer urine lures

For several years, wildlife veterinarian Walt Cottrell urged PA Game Commissioners to ban the use of deer urine lures because of their potential to spread CWD. They didn’t. ANother state is taking his advice, though.

May 6, 2015

Man fends off bear with his fists

Call his state wildlife agency to handle a bear complaint? This man took care of things himself, right away, on his own.

May 4, 2015

Trap and transfer of deer

Plenty of people have called for moving deer around the state, taking them from areas where they’re too abundant and putting in places that have few. But can it work?

April 28, 2015

A look at outdoor news from around the country

Road-killed deer? Gun laws? Dogs trained to seek out poached fish, dangerous lead fishing tackle, college scholarships for sportsmen and mandatory crossbow hunting? They’re all in the news right now.

April 24, 2015

Petition would keep hunting photos off Facebook

Have you ever shared a hunting photo on Facebook? A petition wants to take that option away, suggesting that the images are too offensive for general viewing.

April 22, 2015

Blue trout? They do exist

The Fish and Boat Commission is in the midst of stocking millions of trout for anglers. It’s got some really unique fish that it’s keeping within its hatcheries, however. Anglers can visit to get a look at them, though.

April 11, 2015

Groups split as mentored hunting decision looms

Pennsylvania Game Commissioners will decide Friday whether to change the mentored youth hunting program. Two of the state’s more vocal sportsmen’s groups are offering different advice on which way to go.

April 9, 2015

Wisconsin situation shows scary potential of CWD

Chronic wasting disease exists in Pennsylvania’s deer herd, if on a very limited basis so far. But what might the future hold? Wisconsin offers a look at one unpleasant possibility.

April 8, 2015