Category: wild game

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…

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…

North Country Rabbit Stew with Dumplings

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! With the holiday season upon us and colder temperatures becoming a regular occurrence here in Pennsylvania, it’s the perfect time to get afield for some small game hunting. Species like rabbits, pheasants, squirrels and quail are all in season now…

Quail with Rice

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Bobwhite Quail season opened on Monday, and runs through Dec. 24, then reopens Dec. 26-Feb. 28 (8 daily, 24 possession). Prehistoric evidence of bobwhite quail in Pennsylvania dates back as early as the 1400’s with the discovery of their bones…

Breaded Venison

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Since we wait all year for deer season, we decided to feature another venison recipe this week for our deer hunters to use in the coming days, weeks or months. This is an easy, versatile recipe that could be used…

Sunday Venison Stew

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Since the statewide general firearms deer season opened on Monday, Nov. 26, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 8, we are sharing a venison recipe for our deer hunters to keep in mind. There’s nothing better on a chilly, winter night…

Roasted Turkey with Mulberry Sauce

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so that means this week’s Wild Game Wednesday could feature only one thing: TURKEY! Keep this recipe in mind if you have extra wild turkey you’d like to use throughout the holiday. On Wild Game Wednesday, we take…

Baked Bear Burgers

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! Black bears are one of the largest and most secretive animals living in our state. Statewide archery bear season opened on Monday, so we thought we’d share a simple and tasty bear recipe for our bear hunters to try. On Wild Game Wednesday,…

Rosemary Seasoned Rabbit

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! This week’s recipe is for our rabbit hunters. The cottontail rabbit is one of the most popular small game animals and it’s also the wild animal most often seen in towns and suburban areas around Pennsylvania. Because of its popularity…

Hunter-Style Grouse

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! The ruffed grouse has been Pennsylvania’s official state bird since 1931, and its beauty is admired by hunters and non-hunters alike. Grouse are still plentiful in parts of Penn’s Woods, and they can be found throughout much of the northern…