Tag: hunting

Rekindled Fire: Bringing Back the Turkey Hunting Passion Through Mentoring

By Todd Holmes, Shooting Sports Outreach Coordinator I was born into a Pennsylvania hunting family. My great grandparents, grandparents and parents all were avid outdoorsmen and women in Penn’s Woods. So when I was old enough to take hunter education (age 11) it was…

Spring Gobbler Season 2019 Forecast

By Joe Kosack (excerpted from Pennsylvania Game News May 2019 issue) At a time when spring turkey hunting is drawing less of a crowd, Pennsylvania offers an almost unimaginable gobbler carryover for its 2019 spring season. Crafty old toms, strutting 2-year-olds and even ambitious…

Improve Hunting Success by Identifying Turkey Habitats

by Josh Fuqua, Game Lands Maintenance Supervisor, Southwest Region The wild turkey has a long rich history here in the Keystone State. Although the Eastern Wild Turkey at one time here in Pennsylvania had extremely low populations, we now have a thriving turkey population…

Top Five Tips for Taking a New Turkey Hunter Afield

By Hunter Wallis, Champion Turkey Caller from Pennsylvania When it comes to knowing the ways of the Wild Turkey and how to lure a trophy gobbler into range, few hunters are as well-versed as the aptly-named Hunter Wallis. A native of Greenfield Township in…

Celebrate Spring Gobbler Season 2019!

By Bryan Burhans, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission Turkey calls should come with the following warning label: “Exposure to turkey hunting can result in loss of sleep, rapid heart rate, severe fatigue, dry mouth, and sore muscles. Highly addictive, please consult your physician prior…

No. 7 – What do I do with High-Risk Parts?

Through the end of deer season, we will be posting a frequently asked question (FAQ) and answer related to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in an album on our Facebook page. We know many of you – hunters, non-hunters, processors, taxidermists and more –…

Hunting in PA? We’ve Got an App for That.

Photo credit: Hal Korber Whether you’re looking for a place to hunt, need a license or want an easy way to report your deer or turkey harvest, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s new mobile-device app is a one-stop shop that’s loaded with information hunters and…

Late Season—No Time to Give Up on Gobblers

by Steve Sorensen When the spring gobbler season is racing down the home stretch, and you have an unfilled tag, you’re desperate. You’re seeing a few hens taking a break from sitting on their nests, but they’re not attracting gobblers. The silence is deafening….

How, When, and Where to Take Pressured Public Land Gobblers

by Matt Morrett My dad was a big-time turkey hunter in Pennsylvania, when I was growing up. During my younger years, turkey hunting was all the talk where I lived. Because I was born in Pennsylvania, I always knew about deer hunting. But my…

How to Take a Field Turkey

by Matt Morrett In the last decade, more and more people have tried to hunt field turkeys. The reason there has been an increase in hunters trying to take gobblers out in the field is they’re:  easy to see from a long distance; often…