Category: Pennsylvania Game Commission

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”

A Mentor’s Perspective on Youth Pheasant Season

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 “A Mentor’s Perspective on Youth Pheasant Season”

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”

Learning to Hunt In the Pennsylvania Wilds

By Ta Enos I spent my twenties working as a newspaper reporter in Alaska. One thing that struck me from my travels in the Bush was how Alaska Natives I met often used harvest seasons to mark time. Events happened “before salmon season” or… Continue Reading “Learning to Hunt In the Pennsylvania Wilds”

Hunt Safely. Wear a Harness.

Archery season in Pennsylvania opens statewide on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. In an effort to reduce the number of tree stand injuries this hunting season, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is reminding archery hunters to hunt safely and to wear a harness. Unfortunately, hundreds of… Continue Reading “Hunt Safely. Wear a Harness.”

Five Preseason Archery Tips

Pennsylvania’s statewide archery season opens on Saturday, Oct. 5. [If you’re hunting in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, it opened Saturday, Sept. 21.] If you’re planning to hunt with your bow this fall, be sure to take some time to prepare for the season.… Continue Reading “Five Preseason Archery Tips”

Simple Strategies for September Geese

By Derek Stoner, Hunter Outreach Coordinator The heady scent of fresh-cut field corn competed with the odor of cow manure to keep my sense of smell occupied while awaiting the arrival of geese. Scouting efforts revealed that this small flock of Canadas should arrive… Continue Reading “Simple Strategies for September Geese”

Tried and True Tips for Dove Hunting Success

By Tyler Frantz            With one subtle flip of a calendar page, the 2019-2020 hunting seasons are born. The long awaited September migratory bird openers mark the official commencement of Pennsylvania’s fall hunting opportunities. As camo-clad hunters flock to farm fields in pursuit of… Continue Reading “Tried and True Tips for Dove Hunting Success”

Deer Antlers in Velvet

By Jeannine Fleegle, Pennsylvania Game Commission Deer Biologist Antlers captivate the masses whether you’re a hunter or not. I don’t think anyone can put a finger on exactly why people are so fascinated with them. Perhaps on some subconscious level we recognize and marvel… Continue Reading “Deer Antlers in Velvet”