Outdoors

Game Commission attacking chronic wasting disease

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania Game Commission proposal to attack chronic wasting disease using sharpshooters is inching closer to becoming reality. On Monday, Wayne Laroche, director ...

Outdoors notebook: License sales see positive trend

Efforts to convince people who bought multi-year fishing licenses in the past to buy again largely appear to have worked. Steve Kralik, chief of the Pennsylvania ...

Outdoors notices: Aug. 29, 2016

• Keystone State Park is offering a Butterflies of the Night event Thursday. Participants will meet at James Kell Visitor Center and will learn about ...

Custom knife makers produce blades beyond the norm

Bruce Godlseky is sure of at least one thing: Everyone needs a knife. "If you think you can go through a day without some kind of ...

Frye: Taking time to live in the moment

What a difference a few degrees makes. It's been a hot summer, brutally so at times, I'd argue. But maybe I'm not the best judge. ...

Straight Shooter: Crowds smaller but still fervent at shoots

It requires a little imagination to picture how much better attendance was at the shooting sports of yesteryear, compared to the ones seen at today's ...

Fishing report: Cross Creek water conditions clearing up

e_SBlt Water conditions at Cross Creek Lake are clearing up. Combined with the low fishing pressure in recent weeks, that should help make it a ...

Trail cameras offer information, so long as they are used wisely

Imagine a little kid at Christmas. He rushes down the stairs, wide-eyed and crazy with anticipation. And why? He knows there's something under the tree for ...

Frye: A few outdoors observations and insights

A few observations and insights from around the outdoors … • The Pennsylvania Game Commission digest hunters and trappers get with their licenses is ...

Outdoors notices: Aug. 21, 2016

RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • There were 163 shooters firing on a clear night this week in the Twi-Night Trap League, but only six fired perfect 25s. ...

Fishing report: Walleye hit or miss at Walnut Creek

e_SBlt While anglers report fishing for walleye at the Walnut Creek access area is hit or miss lately, they are reporting successful catches between 40 ...

Warm weather can bring diverse boon for anglers

Four months ago, this water was cold enough to require neoprene waders. Now, lapping around bare legs, it wasn't exactly bathwater-ish. But it was warm. In other ...

Rondinelli: Time is now to speak out against anti-gun movement

The goal of this column is to promote the shooting sports — all kinds that result in skill, entertainment, self-fullment, discipline and, yes, protection. It ...

Frye: Three books for summer reading

A fun part of the outdoors experience is planning where you're going to go, thinking about what you might experience when you get there and ...

Outdoors notices: Aug. 14, 2016

RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • There were 163 shooters battling the humidity this week in the Twi-Night Trap League, and 11 fired perfect 25s. Youngwood led with ...

Dedication, love of skeet shooting sends McConville to hall of fame

Paul McConville had been enjoying his favorite pastime, skeet shooting for more than 50 years when he lost vision in his right eye two ...

Fishing report: Channel catfish hitting at Pymatuning Reservoir

e_SBlt The Pymatuning Reservoir is offering walleye, largemouth bass, musky and crappies to anglers fishing its waters. Channel catfish are biting more as the temperature ...

Archery shoot will benefit local veterans

What started as a discussion about how to invigorate a long-dormant 3-D archery program turned into something more. Local veterans will benefit. Shaner Sportsmen's Club in Herminie ...

Outdoors notebook: Fish and Boat Commission shorthanded, hopes to grow

At most, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is allowed to employ 432 people. Most times, anyway. With revenues in short supply, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has ...

Outdoors notices: Aug. 8, 2016

Fishing • The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is sponsoring a Family Fishing night from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at North Park. Participants will meet at ...