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Hunt Safely. Wear a Harness.

Archery season in Pennsylvania opens statewide on Saturday, Oct. 5. 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 hunters…

Five Preseason Archery Tips

We have less than one month until Pennsylvania’s statewide archery season opens on Saturday, Oct. 5. [If you’re hunting in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, it opens Saturday, Sept. 21.] If you’re planning to hunt with your bow this fall, take some time over…

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…

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…

Considering a Pennsylvania Elk Hunt?

By Pennsylvania Game Commission Elk Biologist Jeremy Banfield For most hunters, we started off chasing small game, trailing our dads, grandpas, or maybe an uncle, through the forests and fields looking for squirrels or grouse. That’s basically my story, and it was those early…

The Positive Impact of Youth Field Days

By Tagge Forrest, Youth Field Day Coordinator During the course of conducting a Youth Field Day, in the midst of hurry, it can be easy to get caught up in the hassle of details and miss the bigger picture. Things that might go rougher…