Hunting & Fishing


Hunters turning to manual loading for several reasons,but saving money is No. 1

Demand for some popular ammunition caused huge manufacturer backlogs that led to sharp increases in wholesale and retail prices.

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 Jackson Wetzel, left, of Seven Fields and Nicholas Wetzel of Greensburg, both 10, each took a deer with a single shot on the opening day of the 2014 rifle season in Clarion County. The 3-point was Jackson’s second buck, the 8-point was Nicholas’ third.

Outdoors notebook:Access proposal placed on hold

The proposal would require those without proper licensing to acquire a free user permit.

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District Fishing Report: 1.23.15

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

3 days ago


 The presence of wild trout generally indicates clean water. This wild brown trout was released on Yellow Creek, Bedford County, which is currently being considered for a Class A Wild Trout designation.

Anglers, commissioners debate stocking over native trout, protecting clean waters from industrial impacts

The Fish and Boat Commission's 10-member board will vote on a proposal to designate 10 stream sections as Class A Wild Trout waters.

1 week ago


Scott Shalaway | Wildlife: Black bears cope well with winter

Sub-zero temperatures get me thinking about how wildlife copes with severe conditions. Black bears have developed an admirable strategy.

1 week ago


District Fishing Report: 1.16.15

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

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 A white-tailed deer buck stands alone.

January archery hunting is complicated by weather

For hunters polar vortex temperatures can stiffen archery gear and a warm drink from a thermos can go down like a comforting sip of heaven.

2 weeks ago


 On Dec. 8, during her first season of hunting, Anamarie Martinez, 13, of Baldwin shot this nice 8-point in Washington County.

Outdoors notebook: Hunting an option for Mt. Lebanon deer control

As Mt. Lebanon struggles with its deer management problem, one proven method has been ignored: hunting on private property.

2 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 1.9.15

Use extreme caution when fishing in sub-freezing weather from Erie to Pittsburgh and some eastern mountain areas.

2 weeks ago


 Steve Vamossy from South Park

Your photos: Double the deer

Steve Vamossy of South Park shot this nice 8-point Dec. 1 while hunting near Tidioute in Warren County.

3 weeks ago



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