Category: wild game

Get Out and Enjoy Dove Season!

The calendar has finally flipped to September and that means the official start to the Fall hunting season here in Pennsylvania. This Labor Day weekend, many hunters will be afield pursuing Mourning Doves– the most abundant game animal in North America. This year, the… Continue Reading “Get Out and Enjoy Dove Season!”

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”

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”

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”

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… Continue Reading “North Country Rabbit Stew with Dumplings”

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… Continue Reading “Quail with Rice”

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… Continue Reading “Breaded Venison”

Sunday Venison Stew

It’s Wild Game Wednesday! We are sharing a venison recipe for our deer hunters to keep in mind. There’s nothing better on a chilly, winter night than a warm, hearty bowl of venison stew. Let us know if you try this recipe. On Wild… Continue Reading “Sunday Venison Stew”

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… Continue Reading “Roasted Turkey with Mulberry Sauce”