Pennsylvania Game Commission expands CWD rules

Above: Wayne Laroche, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s special assistant for CWD Response, addresses a press conference in Kirkwood, N.Y., on Wednesday, May 16 regarding the finalized CWD Risk Minimization Plan in neighboring New York state. (Video by Steve Piatt/Outdoor News) Pennsylvanians who harvest deer anywhere in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia no longer…

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Another top-10 all-time bear harvest in Pennsylvania

Despite one of the worst opening days in more than three decades of bear hunting, Pennsylvania charted yet another top-10 bear harvest in 2017. Hunters harvested 3,438 bears in the 2017 seasons, with the archery harvest of 493 bears and the extended-season harvest of 1,083 bears setting records for those seasons. Forty-eight bears weighing 500…

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Spring activities in Pennsylvania outdoors losing out to winter’s stronghold

The stream in the accompanying photo is a well-known trout destination that runs through woods, fields, farmlands and old-time settings. Luckily, it is located near my home. But as beautiful and welcoming as it does appear now, it may well provide a difficult experience for trout anglers hoping to rid themselves of winter’s doldrums when…

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