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”
Heart pounding and thoughts racing, the hunter approaches the dog that is locked onto the scent of a pheasant hiding in the tall grass. Gripping the wooden stock of her shotgun a little tighter, the hunter approaches the dog from the side and attempts… Continue Reading “How to Get Started Pheasant Hunting”
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 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!”
Four-legged friend. Canine companion. Fur baby. There are a lot of different ways we may refer to dogs with nicknames, but there is no doubt that these domesticated descendants of wolves have captured our collective hearts and minds. When it comes to hunting, there… Continue Reading “Dogs Make the Hunt Better”
Acre upon acre of tall grasses and weeds stretch before them, as the line of orange-clad hunters prepares to enter this prime upland ecosystem in pursuit of a most-elusive quarry: truly wild pheasants, a newly re-established population thriving amidst intensively-managed habitat found here. The… Continue Reading “Wild Pheasant Hunt for Youth Hunters”
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