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CWD spreading in state’s wild deer 4 new cases found; 12 total in 2015

Four more wild deer that died late last year in the southwest part of the state tested positive for chronic wasting disease and the Game Commission is expanding its disease management area.

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Early spring-like weather better for wild turkey scouting

With warmer temps, turkeys will be spread out and easier to locate across your hunting grounds

Late season ring-necked pheasant hunting tips

Have the proper tools and hunt quiet to increase your success during December’s rooster hunting season.

Hunting with your ears

Hunting with your ears can provide big benefits.

Get your gunbox handy: Sight in your slug guns

Time is now to prepare for gun opener

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Archive »How To's

Open-water walleye: Which jighead, when?

Most walleye anglers, from the seasoned professional to the weekend warrior, are well aware that jigs probably account for more walleyes being put in the boat every season than any other presentation.

Locating walleyes during the open water fishing season

Every opener ignites the challenge of seeking out and triggering active walleyes.

Early spring-like weather better for wild turkey scouting

With warmer temps, turkeys will be spread out and easier to locate across your hunting grounds

Patchwork on a down-filled vest

Duct tape really works

Maple sugaring is a longtime homestead favorite

Hunters and fishermen love maple sugaring

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Archive »Recent Hunting Posts

Another Pennsylvania invasive species at this hunter's doorstep

The spotted lanternfly is making my hunting woods their new home.

Decision time nears for CWD outbreak in wild Pennsylvania deer

Pennsylvania officials pondering deer culls to slow disease spread.

Thoughts on decoys

They’re not a sure thing

Turkey and trout pursuit in Pennsylvania fail, but walking through the aftermath of a prescribed burn saves week

A Pennsylvania state forest area, freshly scorched, provides a lesson on just how quickly nature rebounds.

Pennsylvania hunters should go to Plan B for stubborn gobblers

Don’t be afraid to try something new when pursuing Pennsylvania gobblers

Pennsylvania hunters should heed Samuel L. Jackson’s warning

New regulation requires they remove old licenses and tags from their wallets

Seems that weather won on youth gobbler day in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s youthful hunters apparently chose not to brave rain and wind for a crack at a gobbler.

Death in nature

Nature doesn’t often dole out a peaceful passing to game animals

Pennsylvania communities must try hunting before getting deer-cull permits

PA Game Commission decides communities must allow hunting before getting deer-cull permit

Poaching case: Tastes a little like bald eagle!

Feds seek poacher in southern Minnesota who apparently dined on America’s national symbol

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Freshwater Fish Cakes with Dill Aioli

Venison Gyros

Morel Mushrooms stuffed with a crab and cheese filling.

In the wild mushroom world, morels are king. Prized for their wonderful earthy flavor, they also offer a great excuse to head into the woods in spring.

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Archive »Travel

Bitten by the bird bug

New York a great place to add to your life list

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

Planning, preparation make a difference

Writer's treehouse stay doesn't disappoint

House built by Ohio couple near Mohican

Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

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Take Dead Aim: Optic options for your gobbler gun

It’s the perfect hunt on the perfect spring morning. The gobbler responds off the roost, and he’s coming. Your setup is ideal.

Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

New model boats keep the best, update the rest

2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

Four strokes still coming on strong in outboard marketplace

Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.

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