Hunting & Fishing


 White-tail deers are likely to be more abundant during the late deer season.

Low harvest during the rainy rifle deer season may benefit late-season hunters

Many skilled hunters wonder how the probable low harvest will impact the late-season hunts and next year's doe tag allocations.

6 days ago


 At 10:45 a.m. on the opening day of the statewide firearm deer season, Eric Clark of West Deer was high atop a tree stand in Warren County. "I hear noise to my right, I look and two bucks are running right at me about 40 yards out," he said. "I took my shot at about 15 yards. I wasn't losing this one, so I took two more shots and he went down right away." The fine 11-point was taken with a Savage .30-06 bolt action and Remington 165-grain Core-lokt shells. Clark is pictured at right with his 11-point buck.

Outdoors notebook: 2B or not 2B? Policy questions remain

The Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest ... read closely -- it's complicated.

6 days ago


Western Pennsylvania Fishing Report: 12.12.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

1 week ago


District Fishing Report: 12.5.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

2 weeks ago


 Deer are unpredictable but the actions of hunters can be easier to anticipate. Let strangers do the work for you to maximize your chances of getting a shot.

On opening day of deer season, stay safe, hunt smart and use the movements of other hunters to your advantage

After the first shot, all bets are off. The scouting, upgrading of gear and day-before preparation, the planning,  -- it can all get lost.

2 weeks ago


 Samantha Morgan, 18, of the North Side took her seventh buck Nov. 8 in Allegheny County. Having killed a deer with a crossbow every year since she was 12, she practiced hard this year with a compound bow and downed this 8-point.

Outdoors notebook: No snow, rain could force deer hunters to adapt

Last week's warm spell melted that bright blanket of snow covering Allegheny County and most of the western side of the state.

2 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 11.28.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 11.21.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

4 weeks ago



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