The final 2017 Environment bill, which Gov. Mark Dayton likely will sign, includes a provision to allow scopes during the blackpowder season.
Bloggers on Hunting
Pennsylvania outdoor writers conference reinforces pride, satisfaction in craft
Debate over seniors paying for stocked pheasants continues in Pennsylvania
With a turkey in the freezer and morel mushrooms in the bag, the author has enjoyed some outstanding spring opportunities in Michigan’s great outdoors.
Black-legged deer ticks are just terrible this spring in central Pennsylvania and now this outdoor enthusiast is paying the Lyme disease price.
The proposal that would ban bobcat trapping and also the sale of bobcat pelts was amended on Friday to exclude southern Illinois and a handful of western counties from the ban, but trapper and sportsmen groups in the state remain strongly opposed.
Disease has never been found in the wild here, and if the continued surveillance through next fall’s seasons shows the same result, no CWD in the wild, the surveillance program will end.
Rainy weekends dampen gobbler hunter’s spirits but not his resolve.
Basically, it boils down to costs vs. benefits, and how the variances in this ratio affect buck movements during the breeding season in countless ways. But it doesn’t end there, as we’re well aware of how buck activity comes to life around the end of October.
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
I’m never going to win a turkey-calling contest, especially with a mouth call, but thanks to other options, I’m able to walk out of the woods once in while with a gobbler slung over my shoulder.
Turkey hunters hearing a lot of drumming this spring, according to RGS state biologist.
The state record of 16,605 is still in reach, but it will take a massive effort in the northern counties to hit the record, which was set in 2006.
While much attention is paid to growing big bucks, it all begins with doe health, and spring food plots that include self-regenerating perennials.
Learning a tough lesson in the turkey woods.
Excitement generated in Pennsylvania spring woods often leads to a lifetime of hunting.
A 9-year-old boy takes a huge gobbler on mentored youth turkey day.
This year’s harvest April 22-23 tops numbers from a year ago.
Upper Peninsula hunter gets an early start this year on turkey hunting in Michigan.
To draw a feisty tom into range, your best spring turkey decoying strategy probably should include “junior” – a jake – and an amenable hen.
Turkey or no turkey, time spent in the field with Dad a memory that will last a lifetime.
With more than 200,000 wild turkeys and an annual harvest of 30,000 birds, Michigan is one of the top states in the country for spring turkey hunting.
Luke Garver began the job late last year, filling a role that had been vacant since Paul Brewer retired at the end of 2013.
Early wild turkey hunting seasons can be frustrating, so get patient for April longbeards.
Hone your skills in bird tracking and identifying other sign for better gobbler hunting during the long days of spring.
How predators deal with each other in Pennsylvania may determine fawn mortality (and a lot more)