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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

Is it time to make feeding deer illegal?

Feeding deer is a long-standing tradition in parts of Pennsylvania. Is it time to bring that to an end, though?

March 26, 2015

Notes from around the outdoors

Legislation that could hurt outdoorsmen, hunting as a health benefit, finding turkeys, bear attack protection, and the necessary, if stark, role of coyote hunts.

March 23, 2015

Does the moon effect deer movements?

Every hunter’s heard it: the phase of the moon determines when deer move. But is it really true?

March 18, 2015

Trophy trout program a possibility

With an eye on the success a private club has had with stocking large fish, the Fish and Boat Commission is exploring the idea of creating a trophy trout program.

March 17, 2015

Deer harvests and more

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 2014-15 deer harvest estimates are in, plus a new recipe, tip and gear, and a look into the future.

March 16, 2015

Radical new bow makes its debut

This isn’t your grandfather’s bow. The WishBow’n is part compound bow, part crossbow and, yes, part slingshot.

March 13, 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 Some are rallying sportsmen to get it repealed, though.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

Taxidermy as an art form

Two local taxidermists showed just how beautiful mounts can be at the recent national championships, and came home winners in the process.

February 17, 2015

Complete outdoors coverage

Fishers and bobcats seem to be doing well across Pennsylvania, while the Fish and Boat Commission is renovating one new facility and one old one.

February 16, 2015

Amazing videos from the outdoors

Bears, mountain lions, archery and revolvers. Today’s outdoors blog has some pretty wild videos featuring all of those things.

February 13, 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

Another big Allegheny County buck

The state record books shows Allegheny County gives up as many trophy deer as almost anywhere. Here’s another example of the big whitetails it grows.

February 7, 2015

Taking a look at deer reporting

Hunters are required by law to report every deer they kill. Few do. A state lawmaker is looking for answers.

February 6, 2015

Wild pheasants proving elusive

Mild weather is hampering efforts to bring wild pheasants to Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, the birds already here are proving to be homebodies.

February 5, 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.