Tag: Pennsylvania hunting

Late Season Squirrel Hunting

By Tyler Frantz, Natural Pursuit Outdoors The muffled crunch of snow-covered leaves was barely audible as the hunter slowly crept along the oak-lined ridge. Flurries floated in the February breeze as he settled into a blow-down, his gloved hands cradling the wooden stock of… Continue Reading “Late Season Squirrel Hunting”

The Value of a Hunter Mentor

By Derek Stoner, Hunting Program Coordinator Pennsylvania is blessed to have a rich hunting tradition, with hundreds of thousands of Commonwealth residents enjoying the opportunity to head afield in pursuit of a wide array of game animals. Not everyone, however, is fortunate to grow… Continue Reading “The Value of a Hunter Mentor”

Junior Pheasant Hunts: The Rush of the Flush

A sudden turn by the German Short-haired Pointer indicates the presence of a pheasant… and close. The dog’s body turns into a statue as it locks into a classic point. There is no doubt that lurking in the grass is the gamebird that brought… Continue Reading “Junior Pheasant Hunts: The Rush of the Flush”

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… Continue Reading “The Positive Impact of Youth Field Days”

No. 4 – What Precautions Should Processors and Taxidermists Take?

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 –… Continue Reading “No. 4 – What Precautions Should Processors and Taxidermists Take?”

Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education Course Options

The Pennsylvania Game Commission offers several different types of hunter-trapper education courses including a classroom option, online course and advanced classes. Watch this video to learn more:

Pennsylvania Fluorescent Orange Requirement Charts

Jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie, falling leaves and candy corn all display the color that we associate with autumn—orange! Many hunters also add orange to their fall attire. This fluorescent orange helps hunters to be seen and to see others who are wearing it while afield.  Fluorescent orange requirements vary… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Fluorescent Orange Requirement Charts”