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Popular river closes after thousands of fish die

August 21, 2016 By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. more »»

There's a reason they call it wildlife

August 21, 2016 The rugged outdoorsmen of the past, who went west before the Conestoga wagons, were trappers. Trapping furs to sell to the earliest settlers was how they made their livelihood. more »»

Wilderness guides mauled by bear

August 21, 2016 By Rachel D’Oro The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and he... more »»

Young: DCNR, PFBC close Penns Creek to save trout

August 14, 2016 The summer of 2016 will not be a fond memory for most trout anglers here in the south-central region of Pennsylvania. more »»

Grenoble: While listening, Commission needs to use own judgment

August 14, 2016 No doubt, deer hunting is the heart of most Pennsylvania outdoorsperson’s dreams. Deer hunting is also the bread and butter of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. more »»

Hunter-trapper courses

August 14, 2016 CAMBRIA COUNTY ON LINE REGISTRATION ONLY Date and time: Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. more »»

Legendary Beckey still plotting routes

August 14, 2016 SEATTLE — He’s notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range, and at age 93, Fred Beckey is still plotting... more »»

Red hooks important for summertime fishing

August 7, 2016 Almost every avid fisherman I know, and myself included, tends to be a stickler for the details. more »»

Bats survey seeks signs of life for Commission

August 7, 2016 HOP BOTTOM — Biologist Richard Fritsky drives at 20 miles per hour down a dark country road. He’s listening. more »»

Grenoble: Meet a porcupine, learn something new about nature

July 31, 2016 Soon, the porcupine hunting season will begin on Sept. 1, but at present, that sends a few chills of anticipation up anyone’s spine. more »»

Young: Carp cures hot-weather fishing doldrums

July 31, 2016 T he relentless, broiling summer heat continues to make fishing problemati. more »»

Washington scientist goes digital over fish

July 31, 2016 SEATTLE — University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. more »»

Game Commission holding big-buck photo contest

July 31, 2016 HARRISBURG — As dear season approaches, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding a big-buck photo contest to showcase some of the huge whitetails caught on trail cameras this summer and fall in... more »»

Go deep to beat the heat for summertime bass

July 24, 2016 No one in our region needs to be reminded the weather during the last several week has been hot, brutally hot. more »»

Bears, banquets and enhancing wildlife

July 24, 2016 As I was writing this column, my hunting buddy and I saw a bear in the area we had been scoping out all summer. more »»

Group will work to improve deer hunts

July 24, 2016 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing several hunting groups together to expand the agency’s goal to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania. more »»

Two millionth student is in the right place

July 24, 2016 HARRISBURG — Twelve-year-old Jon Kreiser, of Palmyra, would be getting his first hunting license in the coming season, so he enrolled in a Hunter-Trapper Education course to be held at the Izaak... more »»

Feeding bears usually leads to scary situation

July 17, 2016 How could anyone have imagined that a train derailment would ultimately result in scores of drunken bears creating havoc? The story was chronicled in “National Wildlife’’ magazine and happened in... more »»

HTE class set in Bedford

July 17, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County Sportsmen’s Club will host a Pennsylvania Game Commission Basic Hunter/Trapper Education Course on Aug. 19-20. more »»

‘Last Chance’ on Appalachian Trail

July 17, 2016 QUARRYVILLE — Many of those who hike all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail within 12 months have their climactic celebration on top of Mount Katahdin in Maine, with a knot of other finishers. more »»

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