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Marcus Schneck/PennLive

Outdoor/nature writer for PennLive/The Patriot-News. Observer/reporter of wild things and wild places of Pennsylvania. Enthusiast in nature, natural history, wildlife gardening, nature travel, wild foods, survival techniques, birding and just all about things outdoors. Available for programs. Contact me at or 610-223-8533.

Latest by Marcus Schneck/PennLive

Pennsylvania trout fishing season opens Saturday: Here’s everything you need to know

Saturday is the first single statewide opening day since the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission last October approved an end to dual opening days.

By Marcus Schneck/PennLive

All Sunday hunting restrictions would be canceled by new bill

The bill would allow decisions on Sunday hunting to be made by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which already make other wildlife management decisions for the state.

By Marcus Schneck/PennLive

Yes, there are a lot more Lyme disease-carrying ticks in Pa. today: Penn State study

Pennsylvania has had the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the U.S since 2000.
By Marcus Schneck/PennLive