Outdoors


 Dan Martin, right, landing a trout, and his grandson Charlie Martin, fish in the Betty Knox section of Dunbar Creek.

Allegations of poaching, safety threats cloud Dunbar Creek

Something fishy is going on up one isolated Fayette County "holler."

4 days ago


Tour de Mon set for today

After three years of rain for the Tour de Mon, its organizers welcome the forecast of sunny and warm today for its fourth annual rides.

5 days ago


Mt. Lebanon ponders how to control deer population

The municipality hears from a wildlife management expert in its effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents caused by deer.

1 week ago


 Fayette County’s Dunbar Creek is scheduled for a fall stocking of brook and brown trout Oct. 3.

Some autumn trout stockings curtailed due to low demand

The early sun is burning fog off the water and you have the creek to yourself. Trout fishing doesn't get much better.

1 week ago


Wildlife: Reliable oak is a proven keystone

Early on we learned that even super-abundant renewable resources can be depleted.

1 week ago


Outdoors notebook: Airport archery hunt revived

Last year's pilot program to return hunters to non-runway areas seemed like the first awkward step in a long journey.

1 week ago


Larry Walsh on biking: Progress Fund gets new grant

The Progress Fund, which has financed 29 businesses on the Great Allegheny Passage, received a $2 million federal grant for future loans.

1 week ago


Wildlife: Monarchs on the rebound?

Though the monarch population is down 90 percent over the past 20 years, monarch watchers reported encouraging news this summer.

2 weeks ago


 Vacation Catches Johnny Aiello (left), 15, of Monroeville boated a 163⁄4-inch walleye just as Jimmie Koch (right), 14, of Bethel Park pulled in a 13-inch smallmouth at Deep Creek, Md.

Outdoors notebook: Carcass import restrictions impact hunting vacations

The hunting adventure of a lifetime and you're lining up the sights on a monster bull elk. Bringing the trophy home -- that's another story.

2 weeks ago


Larry Walsh on biking: Tour the Montour will come with five options this year

Bicyclists participating in the 12th annual Tour the Montour Sept. 20 will have their choice of five out-and-back distances.

2 weeks ago


 Urban deer populations remain high, and bears continue to encroach on populated areas. Special urban archery bear and antlerless deer seasons open Sept. 20.

Lingering impact of winter not expected to hamper early hunts

Across much of the United States, natural cycles on land and water have been out of whack since the long, cold polar vortex winter of 2014.

2 weeks ago


Fall Migratory Festival taking flight in Valencia

The festival is a fundraiser for the Wildbird Recovery and Songbird Rehabilitation Center off Route 228.

3 weeks ago


 Author Matt Supinski with the 2011 world-record Atlantic landlocked salmon, released on a lake in Michigan.

Low summer lake temperatures could delay steelhead runs

Changing weather patterns, cooler lake waters, shifting routines among bait fish -- it's all impacting the salmon and steelhead.

3 weeks ago


Wildlife: Winter's chilling impact on wildlife lingers

According to state Game Commission press secretary, the only documented wildlife casualties were about 165 mergansers and other waterfowl.

3 weeks ago


 Vacation catch - While fishing on the Juniata River near Woy Bridge Campground in Bedford County, Sophia Stoicovy, 10, of Jefferson Hills pulled in this 16-inch smallmouth.

Outdoors notebook: Permits available to hunt does in CWD management area

Outdoors notebook: Permits available to hunt does in CWD management area

3 weeks ago


 Two bike riders leave Confluence, Somerset County, on a biking adventure in this undated photo.

Larry Walsh on biking: That Dam Ride downsizes

Declining ridership and support force ride to Confluence to downsize from a big-scale event to a small-scale nostalgic one.

3 weeks ago


Live: Watch Murrysville-area woods

This live stream focuses on a wooded area near Murrysville.

3 weeks ago


Live: Watch Murrysville Community Park wetlands

This wetlands area was built with PennDOT funding to replace wetlands lost during the widening of Route 22, according to PixController, Inc.

3 weeks ago



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