Outdoors

Lehigh County author Huff details how he tracks, takes coyotes in new book

Mike Huff has a challenge. The Lehigh County resident grew up as a deer hunter. He went from killing them with a rifle to ...

Outdoors notebook: Asian carp could threaten balance in Lake Erie

Walleyes and emerald shiners are to Lake Erie what apple pie and motherhood are to America, right? Both fish could be in trouble if Asian carp ...

Proposed hunting seasons mostly like the old ones

Not all that long ago, meetings of the Pennsylvania Game Commission drew crowds that numbered in the hundreds. Its auditorium at max capacity, the commission ...

Frye: A plan to have fun while aiding wildlife

Let's be honest: These have probably accounted for more bent, misshapen, gnarly nails than just about anything. We're talking about nest boxes. Those intended for bluebirds ...

Outdoors notices: Feb. 7, 2016

Hunter safety courses Note: All hunter safety courses require preregistration at pgc.state.pa.us. • Southside Sportsmen's Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5. Class limit ...

Nonresidents receive earlier crack at doe tags

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commissioners chose the middle ground. At their quarterly meeting Tuesday, board members adopted a regulation change that will allow nonresidents to apply ...

Game commission debates ways to slow CWD

HARRISBURG — There are a handful of steps Pennsylvania Game Commissioners can take to potentially stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. So says their ...

Outdoors notebook: Chemicals changing bass across Northeast

If the fish examined in a recent study are any indication, the bass swimming in local waters may be more special than they appear. And not ...

Independent lure makers cater to niches

It sounds like a Chevy Chase movie. When Rich Lau checks into his hotel in Harrisburg this week, he will have more than the usual luggage. ...

Rondinelli: Rio could ease shooters' concerns

Shooters have been taking a fairly big hit in the wallet during the past four to five years. Shortages of bullets, lead plants and powder ...

Frye: Commissions merger back on table

The idea of merging the Pennsylvania Game and Fish and Boat commissions into one agency has new life. State Rep. Martin Causer, a Potter County ...

Game Commission's wild pheasant study nears end

Something is better than nothing. That might the new standard by which the Pennsylvania Game Commission measures the success of its wild pheasant reintroduction program. The agency ...

Outdoors notebook: Work begins on Canonsburg Lake

A lake popular with local fishermen and paddlers is, finally, getting an upgrade. Leaders of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Canonsburg Lake Restoration and ...

Some state lawmakers willing to relinquish power over fishing license fees

There's a long way to go, but the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission — for the first time — may have a chance to get ...

Outdoors notices: Jan. 25, 2016

Hiking • Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will have a Birds and Mor" nature walk at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in ...

Frye: Hunters take older deer

Do they have deer check stations in Mississippi? If so, they must be something to see. According to the Quality Deer Management Association, 74 percent ...

Outdoor notices: Jan. 24, 2016

Rifle/trap leagues • Frazier-Simplex and Dormont-Mt. Lebanon remained tied for first in the Pittsburgh and Suburban Rifle League. Frazier-Simplex (8-1) beat Irwin Post 228 (3-6), ...

New trout plan outlines issues, priorities

HARRISBURG — Now, it's a matter of putting it into action. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissioners, on the final day of their quarterly meeting Thursday, adopted ...

New Glade Run Lake in Butler County starting to take shape

HARRISBURG — It won't always be visible from the surface, but the new Glade Run Lake is going to have a lot more features than ...

Work to improve streams making progress

The most visible benefit is the fishing. Last year, Tubmill Trout Club stocked more and bigger trout than ever before. It put $30,000 worth of fish, ...