Outdoors


 Hunter pressure coaxed the state Game Commission to revitalize a largely dormant pheasant stocking program.

Following a rocky history in Pennsylvania, ring-neck pheasant rooster stockings are up

The flash of vibrant colors during the flush of a ring-neck pheasant rooster is one of Pennsylvania's most thrilling hunting experiences.

3 days ago


Wildlife: The Wildlife Society comes to Pittsburgh

Wildlife biologists from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh for their annual meeting Oct. 25-30.

3 days ago


 The first bear that was taken this year in Allegheny County, a female that was estimated at 173 pounds, was harvested Oct. 10 in Fawn by Josh Joswiak of West Deer. Joswiak made the shot with a crossbow from the ground. In 2013, there were three black bears shot in Allegheny County, while there were four taken in 2012.

Outdoors notebook: Body cameras for WCOs

State senate passes safety measure, bill returns to House

3 days ago


Extensive ride is for goodwill

Five friends will take a 100-mile ride today along the Great Allegheny Passage to raise awareness and money for the Arthritis Foundation.

4 days ago


Hard Shots: Plan difficult wing shooting before the flush

Much about good wing shooting is instinctual and range practice is imperative but planning can make all the difference.

1 week ago


Biking: 9/11 Memorial Trail planning meeting Oct. 21 in Hollidaysburg

The September 11th National Memorial Trail in Pennsylvania will extend 300 miles from the Delaware River to the Flight 93 crash site.

1 week ago


 Dan McCoy, 20, left, who has spina bifida, gets ready to work out with his local team, the Mighty Penguins, which includes Nick Booth,16, from Johnstown.  McCoy is an University of Pittsburgh student from Fox Chapel who was on the Paralympic gold medal Ice Sledge Hockey team in Sochi.  Practice is at Bladerunners Ice Complex

Fox Chapel grad Dan McCoy more than just a sled hockey star

Cheswick's Dan McCoy works his way to the top of the sled hockey world, then finds that his priorities are changing.

2 weeks ago


 Fishing guide Ryan McCauley of Wilderness Voyageurs outfitter released this nice rainbow near Ohiopyle.

Youghiogheny River is turning anglers' heads across the country

The Youghiogheny River's growing notoriety comes from fish, namely trout and smallmouth bass -- big ones and lots of them.

2 weeks ago


Wildlife: There is no good reason to feed deer

Feeding deer is a habit that makes wildlife biologists cringe.

2 weeks ago


Outdoors notebook: Fugitive search in East halts hunting, trapping

Days before the opening of the archery deer season, the Game Commission temporarily banned all hunting and trapping in seven townships.

2 weeks ago


 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."

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago



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