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Non-lead ammunition and other outdoor news

Non-lead ammunition is back in the news. We’ve got word on that, plus other outdoor news.

August 1, 2018

Fish and Boat executive director John Arway retiring

John Arway is retiring as executive director of the Fish and Boat Commission, ending a 38-year career there.

August 1, 2018

Green herons fascinating, tool-wielding water birds

Green herons are pretty fascinating creatures, all things told. How many other birds use tools to make their lives as fishermen, after all?

July 31, 2018

Tested: Three 6.5 Creedmoor rifles for deer hunting

The 6.5 Creedmoor is the latest and greatest cartridge for deer hunting, or so they say. But how did three rifles chambered in that caliber really perform? We take a look.

July 26, 2018

A roundup of outdoors news, including a look at stressed fish

Stressed fish are often ultimately dead fish, at least as it applies to trout, steelhead and salmon in warm weather. We take a look at that and other outdoor news from around the country.

July 25, 2018

Cabin camping a comfortably unique change of pace

Cabin camping doesn’t equate to roughing it, I’ll admit that. But it has its own rewards when it comes to enjoying the outdoors.

July 25, 2018

Outdoors extras, including an outdoor photo tip and new tool

We’ve got an outdoor photo tip for all of you who like to take pictures on your adventures. Plus, we look at a handy tool for hikers and offer up a walleye recipe.

July 23, 2018

A license fees promise made, but will it be kept?

Pennsylvania lawmakers have promised — again — to increase fishing license fees to support services to anglers. Will they actually follow through this time?

July 23, 2018

White tails on whitetails are predictors of the future

Those white tails on white-tailed deer? There’s a lot more to them than you might suspect. They’re actually signalling devices that convey all kinds of information.

July 19, 2018

Campfire éclair a simple, fun, tasty outdoors treat

A campfire éclair is a simple, fun and tasty dessert that’s a real hit with most campers, including adults and children alike. So how to make them? Here’s your answer.

July 19, 2018

Outdoors extras, including this year’s best freshwater hard lure

The best freshwater hard lure of 2018, as voted on by the fishing industry? We’ve got word of it right here, along with a fishing tip and snack for the trail.

July 18, 2018

Better defining public hunting the goal of new rules likely coming to PA

Just how do you define public hunting in Pennsylvania anyway? That’s a question Pennsylvania Game Commissioners are trying to answer.

July 18, 2018

Good news on mentored catfish, bad news on walleyes and muskies

Mentored catfish opportunities aimed primarily at urban youngsters are coming to Pennsylvania. That’s the good news. The bad? Efforts to produce fisheries at two other lakes aren’t working.

July 13, 2018

Baits to consider for summertime bass fishing

Bass fishing offers the chance to experiment with all different kinds of lures. Here’s a look at where and why to fish some.

July 11, 2018

Tips on dealing with mice in trail shelters

Trail shelters are relatively comfortable, nice places to stay when hiking and backpacking. But spending a night in the most frequently used ones often means having company in the form of resident mice.

July 10, 2018

Outdoors extras, including a tip for staying in hunting shape

Are you in hunting shape? If not, now’s the time to start changing things. We also look at a fish recipe and a tool for shooters.

July 10, 2018

Changes in rules mean potentially less wildlife funding for states

Federal wildlife funding — or the rules for how it’s allocated — are undergoing changes. That could mean less money for state wildlife agencies like the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

July 9, 2018

Surveys show stocking bigger channel cats produces better fisheries

Channel cats stocked as yearlings at three western Pennsylvania lakes are surviving at much higher rates than those stocked as fingerlings. Will that lead to a change statewide?

July 6, 2018

American shad, the nation’s ‘founding fish,’ face troubles, but there’s still cause for hope

American shad have been called the “founding fish” for their role in sustaining Native Americans and later European settlers. They’re facing tough times now, though perhaps therre’s cause for hope.

July 5, 2018

A new license sales system coming, while changes to doe license applications already here

Doe license applications are soon being accepted in Pennsylvania, with some small modifications to those familiar pink envelopes. Bigger changes are coming soon to the license sales system overall.

July 5, 2018

Low head dams a killer to avoid when on the water

Low head dams are common on waterways around the country. And everywhere they exist, they’re potential killers.

July 3, 2018

Outdoors extras, including an Australian fishing lure

Here’s a look at an Australian fishing lure that might be just the thing for trout, walleyes, sauger and more. Plus, we’ve got a crappie fishing tip and a campfire recipe.

July 2, 2018

Tiger muskies proving elusive in the Beaver River

Tiger muskies have been stocked in the upper Beaver River in western Pennsylvania for years. It’s unclear if that’s producing a fishery, though.

July 2, 2018

Hungarian partridges may return to Pennsylvania’s hunting scene

Hungarian partridges haven’t existed in Pennsylvania for decades, and that’s not likely to change. But some are seeking permission to release them for dog training and hunting.

June 29, 2018

Straitedge Angler Pro inflatable kayak proves its worth

An inflatable kayak for fishing? Our review of this one, the Straitedge Angler Pro, found it to be just the thing for getting on the water, especially in certain situations.

June 27, 2018

Tiny campgrounds offer the right mix of seclusion and access

Tiny campgrounds don’t wow you with their amenities. But that’s the point. They’re small, out of the way places that serve as great jumping off points for outdoor adventure.

June 27, 2018

Outdoor extras, including a look at a lantern for camping

The right lantern can make any camping outing easier and more fun. We take a look at one, plus offer up a recipe and another camping tip.

June 27, 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.