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A look at Sunday’s coverage

College and high school bass fishing are both on the rise. Meanwhile, the Game Commission wants to get ready for legislation on air rifles and semi-automatics.

April 5, 2015

Proposed changes to delayed harvest waters nixed

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissioners were thinking about allowing children and adults to fish with bait in delayed harvest artificial lures only stream sections, to make better use of stocked fish. An avalanche of opposition has changed their minds.

April 3, 2015

Game lands user permit idea going away?

Game Commissioners have spent almost a year talking about the need to create a state game lands user permit for mountain bikers, snowmobilers and horseback riders. It’s future is up in the air, though.

April 3, 2015

Ethics Commission won’t launch investigation

Some sportsmen upset with a Game Commissioner’s behavior want an official investigation done. it doesn’t look like they’ll get it, though.

April 1, 2015

Hunting license fees and big fish

Hunting license fees may go up, if the Game Commission gets its way, and lots of local waters gave up big fish last year.

March 29, 2015

Groups attempt to reach gun owners, sportsmen

A social media site aimed specifically at gun owners and a hunting organization targeting minorities are hoping to make it easy and comfortable for sportsmen to interact.

March 27, 2015

School-aged archers set to compete

The state championship of the National Archery in the Schools program is set for Friday in State College. A number of area schools are participating.

March 10, 2015

Youth wildlife ambassadors and more

Four youth field schools, one of them making its debut this year, help turn high schoolers into wildlife ambassadors. The Fish and Boat Commission director, meanwhile, outlines some priorities.

March 8, 2015

Conservation officers and traffic laws?

Two bills introduced in the state legislature would let officers with the Pennsylvania Game and Fish & Boat commissions enforce traffic laws.

March 6, 2015

Winter weather forces trout stocking adjustments

All of the snow outside might appeal to some, but it’s not doing those trying to stock trout any favors. The Fish and Boat Commission just started its annual stocking program a few days ago, and has already had to reschedule some releases.

March 5, 2015

Groups continue fighting Sunday hunting ban

Pennsylvania’s ban on hunting on Sundays dates back more than a century. Some are rallying sportsmen to get it repealed, though.

March 2, 2015

State’s hunters, wildlife benefiting from banquets

Fundraising banquets held over the winter by sportsmen’s groups are providing some tangible benefits for hunters and wildlife.

February 26, 2015

Odds and ends from around the outdoors

A special brook trout program may be on its way out, while a change to how would-be hunters can take there safety course is in. And some criminals deserve what they get.

February 24, 2015

A look at our outdoor coverage

The past fall’s bear season was a good one, but not as historic as it might have been. Meanwhile, trout season is closer than you might think.

February 22, 2015

Unusual deer, unusual circumstances

Biologists here in Pennsylvania have come across some exceptionally old deer in the wilds. In Minnesota, meanwhile, a police officer had to resort to an unusual method to save a nice buck

February 20, 2015

What does the future hold for deer hunters?

Deer hunting has changed dramatically in the past decade, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Experts take a look at what may come next.

February 12, 2015

Elk licenses auctioned off for big money

Hunters with money to spend and a vision of a trophy in mind spend big. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s “hunter rendezvous auction” raises more than $600,000.

February 10, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

A look at the Feb. 8 outdoors page. Ice fishing, the lethality of bait vs. lures and flies, a tip, recipe and more.

February 8, 2015