Pheasant Hunting Thrives With Public Access

October 31, 2013

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The opening morning of pheasant season broke clear, cold and windy. It was predawn and I was a bit surprised when we pulled into the Meade Run (Shawmut) section of State Game Lands 44 (SGL) in Elk County to find the parking lots literally full of vehicles. It was an interesting mix of hunting dogs […]

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DIY: European Mount

October 18, 2013

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Last summer I was cleaning out my garage and I came across a big box full of deer antlers. You know, those ones that weren’t big enough to take to the taxidermist but still something you wanted to keep. Shoulder mounts are pretty expensive and end up taking up a lot of space in your […]

5 Must-Dos Before Opening Day

August 12, 2013

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I’m the type of hunter that thinks about being in the woods all year long. Sadly, due to the life demands of being a responsible adult I spend more time thinking about being in the woods than actually being in the woods. If you are like me, then here are 5 things you Must-Do before archery […]

Pennsylvania DMAP needs changed

July 19, 2013

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HB870 introduced by Rep. Deberah Kula (D) in the state House would prevent the issuance of DMAP permits on public lands. The bill has received mixed reviews from sportsmen and we felt it was a good time to weigh-in on the issue. HB 870 has bipartisan support with cosponsor from both major political parties. However, the bill has remained in the House Game & Fisheries Committe without […]

Sara’s Kitchen: Winning Trout Recipes

June 19, 2013

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Last we spoke, I shared with you the PennLive-sponsored contest for trout grilling. Did any of you enter? Below are the winning recipes. Bon appetit!

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Is Home Processing Right For You?

May 16, 2013

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Do I want to process my own meat? That is a question we will help you answer in this edition of TSO. Home processing is something we enjoy and highly recommend but it is not for everyone. Let’s take a look at home processing pros and cons so you can decide for yourself. Why Process Your Own Meat? Are you fed […]

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Maddie’s Memorable Moment

April 29, 2013

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(Editor’s note: From time to time we publish written submissions from our readers as a guest blogpost. The following is one such submission. In order to continue Pennsylvania’s vast hunting tradition we must pass them along. That means getting youth and new hunters in the field. Kudos to Robb and Neal for their joint efforts and congratulations to Maddie […]