Pennsylvania – Mark Nale

Christmas 2010 Bird Count

Some hunters and anglers miss the boat when they are unwilling to participate in other non-hunting or non-fishing outdoor activities.  In early January, my daughter, her husband, and I were part of the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission encourages participation. It was our third year. We have an assigned territory within the Bald Eagle State Park…

Watching the deer and wondering

I recently had the opportunity to observe a group of deer feeding undisturbed through the forest.  I watched these deer for nearly an hour as they meandered here and there. I’m always interested in what the deer are eating, and as a hunter, you should be, too.Our acorns are long gone. As I observed with binoculars, the deer reached high…

Bear Season Questions

The 2010 bear season is history. The results, with a much lower than expected kill, beg more questions than answers. Did the altered format, with a Saturday opening day, increase or decrease hunter participation? Were more school-age hunters involved? Are hunters happy with the change?While the Game Commission claims higher bear license sales, there were widespread pre-season reports of long-time…