Hunting & Fishing


District Fishing Report: 11.28.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

5 minutes ago


 Deer eyes are adapted to see in low light and detect the slightest movement. They recognize colors differently than humans.

Light that is invisible to humans may make hunters 'glow' in the eyes of deer

New research confirms 20-year-old suspicions about ways that deer perceive light that can't be seen by humans.

5 days ago


 Brayden Young, 12, of McKees Rocks bagged his first whitetail Oct. 25 in Robinson, during a special statewide hunt for juniors, seniors, disabled hunters and Pennsylvania residents serving on active military duty.

Outdoors notebook: 88 elk taken in one-week hunt

The heaviest, estimated to weigh more than 872 pounds, was shot by Mark Colt of Ligonier.

5 days ago


District Fishing Report: 11.21.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

1 week ago


 Greg Traynor of Canonsburg took this 8-point with a crossbow at 25 yards in Allegheny County on a recent hunt with Whitetail Disabled Hunters.

Adaptive hunts: Physical challenges are no obstacle to good hunting

A blind guy passed on the buck because it was too small. I love it," said Glen Lackey, laughing again as he recalled the recent hunt.

1 week ago


 After multiple unsuccessful hook-ups over a couple years, Dave Derry of North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, landed his first steelhead — this 25-inch, 6-pounder — Nov. 8 on Elk Creek using a self-tied egg pattern.

Outdoors notebook: Unassessed waters research trickles

Where there are wild brook trout there is clean water worthy of enhanced environmental protections.

1 week ago


District Fishing Report: 11.14.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

1 week ago


 Venison and other game can be safe and appetizing when hunters follow simple sanitary rules in the field.

New research sheds further light on field dressing, processing game

New research in wild food preparation refutes some traditional field dressing practices, confirms emerging theories and identifies new ways.

2 weeks ago


 James Swearingen of McKees Rocks landed four browns including this 28-incher taken in a Lake Erie tributary on a salmon egg and 4-pound test line.

Outdoors notebook: Acorn crop favorable for black bears

A generation ago black bears were a rare sight in Pennsylvania. Today they're another of the state's wildlife success stories.

2 weeks ago


Cool quickly and trim the fat for bear stew

Bear meat can be barely edible, the carcass more suitable for a rug or mount. It's all that fat.

2 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 11.7.14

A look at what’s biting on regional waterways.

3 weeks ago


 Dave Gustafson and Olivia Mowery of the state Game Commission call in a bird.

Decoding the complexities of the fall hunt

The best thing about turkey hunting is the challenge. It's complicated. Don't pick the wrong spot -- they're not there.

3 weeks ago


 After participating in the mentored hunting program for three years, Naythan Krutules, 11, of Jefferson Hills shot his first deer during the Oct. 23 youth hunt.

Outdoors notebook: Mt. Lebanon searching for deer answers

Across Southwest Pennsylvania, where municipalities struggle to contain growing deer populations, the deer are winning.

3 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 10.31.14

A look at what’s biting on regional waterways.

3 weeks ago



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