Outdoors


Wildlife: Hummers coming to a feeder near you

A great way to track the progress of spring is to monitor the website, www.hummingbirds.net/map.html.

about 3 hours ago


 Chase Kean, 17, of Conneaut Lake.

First Trout, contest and challenges met

Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest.and Mobility-challenged fishing

about 3 hours ago


Outdoors notebook: No boat, no tournaments for CMU fishing team

CMU has an international reputation for innovation, but the school can't calculate how to put a fishing team on the water.

about 3 hours ago


 Sara Stahlman of Pennsylvania Sea Grant shows a goldfish captured in Presque Isle Bay. Non-natives and invasives reduce native species’ food supplies and can dramatically impact the quality of fishing.

Anglers among first to be impacted by undesirable aquatic plants and animals

Yet sometimes it's anglers who introduce invasive and non-native species

about 3 hours ago


Another project looms for Parke

Hank Parke receives well-deserved recognition after years of dedicated public service in Somerset County.

1 day ago


 PixController president and CEO Bill Powers is the force behind the live streaming images of the bald eagle nest in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.

Eagle webcam enthralls viewers while aiding research

The PixController technology behind the Pittsburgh bald eagle video camera broadcast on the Internet is uncovering surprises for scientists.

5 days ago


 Jeff Coles of Greensburg

PG's Trout Photo
Contest

Jeff Coles of Greensburg released five trout at lower Twin Lakes in Westmoreland County. Let’s see what you can catch.

1 week ago


Take a kid fishing

If there's at least one avid angler in the family, a fishing trip makes a great family activity.

1 week ago


Anglers expected to 'hammer' Erie walleyes

The Fish and Boat Commission said the creel limit for walleye will remain at 6 per day and the yellow perch harvest will hold at 30 per day.

1 week ago


 Conventional wisdom holds that in some urban communities there are too many deer, and in some mountain regions there aren’t enough. A new idea attempts to address both problems.

New approach to deer management takes aim at urban and rural problems

In what could be seen as a softening, Unified Sportsmen is now offering ideas to help the Game Commission trim deer numbers in urban areas.

1 week ago


Cycling season is back

The popular Great Allegheny Passage trail is just one of many that biking enthusiasts will flock to now that the weather has turned.

1 week ago


Bald eagle couple in Harmar is seen raising a family

A birders group confirmed the hatching of at least one eaglet on a steep bluff above the Allegheny River.

1 week ago


 The bald eagles in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood feed three eaglets.

FAQ about Pittsburgh's bald eagle family

What to know about bald eagles.

1 week ago


 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Eric Hymander stands outside the Pop-Up Canada storefront on Smithfield Street on Monday. People are invited to take selfies of themselves with the mounties visiting the store then send them in to the show’s website.

Canada pops up in Downtown Pittsburgh with exhibit for tourists, businesses

Pop-Up Canada hopes to lure Pittsburghers and Western Pennsylvanians to go north and pay Canada a visit.

1 week ago


 The rainbow trout above, released March 29 at North Park Lake, took a jig with a white Twister tail and two imitation maggots fished from mid-depth to the bottom. The color stimulated sight, the undulating tail impacted the fish’s lateral line, and the pressed bait released scent.  CREDIT: John Hayes/Post-Gazette

Some hot baits and lures suggest no natural food source, but they stimulate multiple trout senses

Trout don't eat metal, plastic, feathers or fur, and in the spring they rarely see any animal that burrows into the ground.

2 weeks ago


Wildlife: Senses organs make trout tough to fool

Whether fishing for trout from the banks of a small stream or wading in a shallow river, every angler knows how skittish these fish can be.

2 weeks ago


 Taking advantage of North Park Lake's Approved Trout Waters Open To Year-Round Fishing status, Luke Fotta, 15 of Ross released nine trout, including a brown of about 20 inches, using live minnows.

Outdoors notebook: Kids' fishing events for a fun trout opening

Kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult will find a more welcoming experience at Children's Fishing Day on Little Pine Creek.

2 weeks ago


What you need to know about trout

Here are some tips for those who want to catch this fish:

2 weeks ago


 A third eaglet, circled in red, more fully emerges from its egg shell early Wednesday evening.

Third bald eagle egg hatches in Hays

The three fuzzy eaglets raised their heads and cheeped for tiny bits of fish and squirrel meat, or huddled under the wings of the mother.

2 weeks ago


 The mother bald eagle sits on the Hays nest on the South Side.

Hays bald eagles' third egg begins hatching process

A series of pips -- pecks from the inside -- is visible on the third of a three-egg clutch. The eaglet is expected to emerge by evening.

2 weeks ago


 Trout eyes have a similar physiology to the eyes of humans, but they don't perceive baits and lures the same as anglers.

Trout see more than humans, but anglers who know what trout see have the advantage

Colors that seem unnaturally bright can spook older trout, but new research suggests fluorescent flecks can pique a young trout's interest.

3 weeks ago


Wildlife: The trout-crustacean connection

With trout season just around the corner, understanding basic trout foraging ecology can give anglers an edge.

3 weeks ago


Outdoors Notebook: Chipping away at the wildlife agencies?

A cluster of legislative initiatives would strip some of the authority the General Assembly has granted to the state wildlife agencies.

3 weeks ago


 The pair of bald eagle parents feed their eaglet Saturday afternoon.

Newborn bald eaglet comes out of its shell

The eaglet's sex has not been determined, and two additional eggs are expected to hatch in coming days.

3 weeks ago


Trail group raising funds to reopen abandoned railroad tunnel on Great Allegheny Passage

The abandoned Pinkerton railroad tunnel in the wilds of Somerset County could be the next jewel on the Great Allegheny Passage trail.

3 weeks ago


 Fly fishing on Dunbar Creek, Fayette County.

Tips on trout: Getting beginners started with the right advice

Entry-level tips are easy to come by and with the April 12 opening of the statewide trout season, there's an abundance of angling advice.

4 weeks ago


Wildlife: How I almost missed spring

After an absence of two weeks, I'm back. Because I heard from so many of you, I thought an explanation was in order.

4 weeks ago


Outdoors Notebook: Pa. House fails to vote on endangered species

Sources in Harrisburg said supporters of the bill believed they didn't have enough votes to pass the Endangered Species Coordination Act.

4 weeks ago



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