Category: Pennsylvania Game Commission

Take on the Challenge of Resident Goose Hunting

By Tyler Frantz Running through the better part of a month, the statewide Resident Goose Season is designed to help manage local populations with a liberal daily limit across most of the state. For many, the early goose season marks a much-anticipated return to… Continue Reading “Take on the Challenge of Resident Goose Hunting”

Dogs Make the Hunt Better

Four-legged friend. Canine companion. Fur baby. There are a lot of different ways we may refer to dogs with nicknames, but there is no doubt that these domesticated descendants of wolves have captured our collective hearts and minds. When it comes to hunting, there… Continue Reading “Dogs Make the Hunt Better”

New to the Hunting Game: Meet Binu

Editor’s Note: Binu Inbaraj of Newark, Delaware shares his thoughts on being a new hunter and pursuing hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania. How do you choose where to go small game hunting? I have hunted in Pennsylvania for two seasons before this year and I… Continue Reading “New to the Hunting Game: Meet Binu”

The Early Season Squirrel Hunting Challenge

By Derek Stoner, Hunting Program Coordinator The hunting season kicks off in the Fall with great excitement among sportsmen and sportswomen. There is a wide array of game to be pursued in Penn’s Woods each season, and perhaps none can top the squirrel for… Continue Reading “The Early Season Squirrel Hunting Challenge”

Wild Pheasant Hunt for Youth Hunters

Acre upon acre of tall grasses and weeds stretch before them, as the line of orange-clad hunters prepares to enter this prime upland ecosystem in pursuit of a most-elusive quarry: truly wild pheasants, a newly re-established population thriving amidst intensively-managed habitat found here. The… Continue Reading “Wild Pheasant Hunt for Youth Hunters”

Youth Field Days: Exciting Outdoor Traditions and Activities

The rush and thrill of hitting the bullseye.  The excitement of watching a hunting dog lock onto the scent of its quarry.  The feeling of trying a fun outdoor sport for the first time.  All these opportunities and more are part of Youth Field… Continue Reading “Youth Field Days: Exciting Outdoor Traditions and Activities”

Spurring On a Great Tradition: Youth Turkey Hunt at Pymatuning WMA

On Saturday, April 24, Youth Turkey Day in Pennsylvania, the Northwest Region hosted the first-ever turkey hunt at the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area.  A lottery application process helped to select the seven lucky junior hunters, who then took part in an educational training session… Continue Reading “Spurring On a Great Tradition: Youth Turkey Hunt at Pymatuning WMA”

CATEGORY: WILD GAME WEDNESDAY

VENISON HEART SIGSIG WRITTEN BY: Mark Misura, Sons of the Hunt In recent years, the venison heart has hands-down become my favorite cut of the whitetail deer.  The unique texture, taste, and consistency leaves the door open to endless culinary creativity.  Conversely, the heart… Continue Reading “CATEGORY: WILD GAME WEDNESDAY”

Youth Pheasant Season: A Mentor’s Perspective

By Gary Kephart Hunting heritage runs deep in my family and one of my most enjoyable memories of hunting as a youth was hunting pheasants with my uncle and a close friend who had a farm just outside of town in Adams County, Pennsylvania.  … Continue Reading “Youth Pheasant Season: A Mentor’s Perspective”

Ten Most Forgotten Archery Hunting Items

We’re getting really close to the statewide deer archery season opener, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019! It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to need to have in your backpack before you head into the woods. Pennsylvania Game Commission… Continue Reading “Ten Most Forgotten Archery Hunting Items”