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Windmills on game lands? Urban turkey management? Not likely

Though there are some different opinions, it appears likely the Game Commission is going to say no to windmills on state game lands. As a general rule, anyway.

April 19, 2018

Time for catching trophy pre-spawn smallmouth bass fast approaching

Spring means fishing for more than just trout. Pre-spawn smallmouth bass fishing offers some of the hottest action of the year, and it’s right around the corner..

April 19, 2018

Be on the lookout for box turtles, which may just need some help

Box turtles are one of the most common turtles in eastern woodlands, and long have been. But there are signs the species is facing some challenges.

April 19, 2018

A campfire treat, plus a fire-building tip and first aid gadget

What better way to end a day outdoors than with a campfire treat? We’ve go a simple recipe for one. Plus, a fire building tip and a first aid tool for all those who roam.

April 19, 2018

Hydrilla, super evil of the invasive plant world, is spreading

Hydrilla can become a huge problem when it gets established in lakes, ponds and rivers. That’s something lots of people — including anglers and boaters — are learning as it spreads across the country.

April 18, 2018

Woodcock presentation on the schedule

Woodcock put on an aerial display each spring as part of their mating ritual. But they need some specific habitat to thrive. An event set for Forbes State Forest will showcase the birds and efforts to support them.

April 18, 2018

Managed dove fields eyed as key to recruiting small game hunters

Could managed dove fields make a difference in recruiting and retaining hunters across Pennsylvania? The Game Commission is likely to find out.

April 16, 2018

Mobility devices, fly tyers and a roundup of more outdoor news

Some pretty impressive fly tyers are going to be gathered under one roof in an event free to the public. We’ve got that and otehr outdoor news from around the region, state and country.

April 13, 2018

Spring turkey season remains popular, despite tougher times for birds

Spring turkey season is open in some states already. Pennsylvania hunters get their chance to chase gobblers soon and, again, will face lots of competition.

April 11, 2018

Memories of last camping season stir desire to begin another

Camping season is here, meaning it’s time to get outside and make memories with friends and family. That takes some preparation, but the effort is worth it.

April 11, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a trout recipe and lure

It’s spring, which means fishing, so here’s a trout recipe that’s a little out of the ordinary. That, and a new twist on an old lure and a camping tip.

April 11, 2018

Turtle Creek won’t get stocked trout, but Montour Run will

Turtle Creek isn’t getting any stocked trout this spring because of acid mine drainage. Montour Run, which also looked iffy for a while, will, however.

April 10, 2018

Brook trout trail to examine fisheries, aid students, communicate about special places

Pennsylvania’s brook trout trail, that’s the name of a new initiative aimed at getting college students fly fishing while taking a look at the state of trout in three watersheds.

April 10, 2018

Legislation exempting senior lifetime license holders from needing a pheasant permit finds new life

Senior lifetime license holders needed a pheasant permit to chase ringnecks this past fall, and perhaps will again this autumn. But after that? Legislation that would change that may be in the works.

April 9, 2018

Trout season set to open to big crowds of anglers and fish

The statewide opening day of trout season is just about here. Plenty of fish await the crowds of anglers expected to hit the water.

April 4, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a wading tip and recipe

Want to get at hard-to-reach trout? Consider wading. Just be sure to do it correctly. We’ve got that and a recipe and a must-have for the buggy outdoors.

April 4, 2018

Mentored youth trout day on tap

A special mentored youth trout fishing opportunity awaits families looking to get kids outside and engaged in the outdoors.

April 4, 2018

CWD hearing to debate what to do about troublesome disease

A planned CWD hearing will address what might be done to stop spread of the deer-killing disease in Pennsylvania. Expect it to be controversial.

April 4, 2018

Tips for attracting backyard wildlife and getting kids interested in nature

Attracting backyard wildlife to your home doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. There are some easy ways to manipulate your piece of the world for the sake of critters big and small.

April 3, 2018

Opening day of PA deer season under a microscope

Opening day of the statewide, firearms Pennsylvania deer season has been the Monday after Thanksgiving for more than 50 years. Some lawmakers believe it’s time for that to change.

April 2, 2018

Fishing license fee increase stalled by political fighting over executive director’s fate

Fishing license prices in Pennsylvania haven’t increased in more than a decade. Fish and Boat Commission officials say that has to change, and soon, or anglers and boaters will see cuts in programs and services. Lawmakers, though, have concerns.

March 28, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a trout fishing lure

Looking for a good trout fishing lure for spring? Here’s an option for you. Plus, we’ve got a turkey recipe and an outdoors tip.

March 28, 2018

Wolf Rocks Trail offers spectacular views throughout the seasons

Wolf Rocks is a place of special beauty, with a breathtaking overlook and colorful scenery. Oh, and nearby is a tiny but unique geologic wonder.

March 28, 2018

Tree stand safety campaign likely to replace mandatory use idea

The Game Commission is launching a tree stand safety campaign this summer and fall, aimed at keeping hunters safe in the woods. What it’s not likely to do it require harness use on state game lands.

March 27, 2018

Google Earth a handy tool for finding fishy hot spots

Waterfowlers and other hunters know to use Google Earth to uncover hidden hot spots. Fishermen can do the same.

March 26, 2018

Pheasant stockings to increase across PA this fall

Pheasant stockings are going to return to their old, higher, level across Pennsylvania this fall. The Game Commission plans to release 50,000 more birds than in 2017.

March 23, 2018

Deer harvest figures and a look at how PA stacks up

Pennsylvania’s deer harvest estimates are out and they suggest hunters did pretty well last season. The Game Commission’s management program, meanwhile, earns some accolades.

March 22, 2018

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.