Hunting & Fishing


The hunting dog diet: nutritional needs of the working dog

New research suggests that hard-working canine athletes require special year-round diets and supplements.

4 days ago


Wildlife / Don't rescue 'abandoned' fawns

Though surprisingly strong and potentially mobile shortly after birth, fawns know to stay hidden in dense vegetation after birth.

4 days ago


Outdoors notebook: New steelhead access guaranteed

The state Fish and Boat Commission recently purchased stream frontage on both sides of Twelvemile Creek in Erie County.

4 days ago


District Fishing Report: 7.18.14

A roundup of what‘‍s biting on regional waterways.

6 days ago


Wildlife: Meet Pennsylvania's newest game species

Today Eurasian collared doves occur across the U.S., though for some reason their numbers are small in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern

1 week ago


Outdoors Notebook: State researchers study elk behaviors using elk-cam

Last week researchers in the Pennsylvania Wilds darted a 14-year-old cow elk and slung a video camera and GPS unit to her neck.

1 week ago


 Dave Hartnett of Bellefonte caught this 19-inch redhorse sucker at the Shaw's Landing access on French Creek. Redhorses require clean moving water -- their presence indicates a high-quality and stable stream ecosystem.

Unique Creek: 'It's an oasis that remains biologically diverse'

One of America's “last great places,” French Creek is among the cleanest and most biologically diverse streams in eastern United States.

1 week ago


 Doug Leichliter

Your fish photos / Spin fishing for trout

Using a spinning rod and a red plastic worm, Doug Leichliter of Greensburg caught this nice rainbow trout on Mill Creek.

2 weeks ago


Outdoors notebook / State included in bay rehab

Habitat loss, invasive species, agricultural runoff, industrial pollution and fishing have threaten sustainability of Chesapeake Bay.

2 weeks ago


 Emily Adair of Ingram caught -- and released -- this 40-pound flathead on the Allegheny River.

Spotlight on catfish / Increase the odds of catching big flatheads by intentionally targeting them

In mid-May, Emily Adair of Ingram learned to trust in the old angler's adage -- to get the fish to bite say, "OK, last cast."

2 weeks ago


 Joe Brown of East Pittsburgh

Your fish photos ... Cool cat

Joe Brown of East Pittsburgh did well fishing the Braddock stretch of the Monongahela River, where he caught this 2-foot, 10-pound channel

3 weeks ago


Outdoors notebook: Statewide free fishing day July 4

From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. July 4, fishing licenses are not needed for residents and non-residents fishing in the state's waterways.

3 weeks ago


 On his first cast from shore, Mike Hetrick of Lower Burrell caught this 43-inch muskellunge, which was released on Tionesta Creek.

Hooking musky from land requires an understanding of its habitat

Honored by the Ojibwa Indians, revered for its size and difficulty to catch, the fabled "fish of 10,000 casts" struck on the first cast.

3 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 6.27.14

Pennsylvania’s second and final free fishing day of 2014 will be held July 4. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

3 weeks ago



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