A Penn's Woods Penning (Vol.3a) Pennsylvania Hunting Adventures Compilation
From 1990-1999, I hunted frequently from my home in southeastern Pennsylvania, but in 1999 I had the opportunity to move to northeastern Pennsylvania and pursue my hunting, fishing, and motorcycling full-time as a writer. From 1999-2006, I hunted, or fished, or motorcycled year-round - hunting every other day each year from September to February, and again in May. I fished almost every other day from ice-out until the leaves fell, taking time off from fishing only for frequent motorcycle road trips to near and far lands. It was the greatest time of my life. If you ever have the opportunity to live the outdoorsman's life full-time, don't hesitate to do it. You'll never regret it.
Over a four-year period, 1998-2002, these musings appeared in Pennsylvania Game & Fish, Pennsylvania Game News, Pennsylvania Outdoor Times, Pennsylvania Sportsman, and The Mountain Journal. Hunting Penn's Woods was an honor and a privilege and these articles represent only a fraction of the immense enjoyment I received as a Pennsylvania hunter.
A Penn's Woods Penning (Vol. 1) – A Pennsylvania Hunter
These ten articles begin with a humorous look at the curse of always being a minute too late for when the real action happens. If you've ever heard, "You should have been here yesterday", you'll know what the author means. Next is a story of the Southwest Region's bear population recovery - largely due to the efforts of the Game Commission's Dr. Gary Alt. Love him or hate him, he's done more to improve Pennsylvania's big game hunting than anyone else in the modern era and made Pennsylvania a contender for a world-record black bear. The practical side of things is covered in Deer Butchering, Dutch Country Doves, and Your Compass with tips on how to improve your days afield. The informational side of things is covered in License Fee Increase and New Bow Hunting Regulations. Promised Land Turkeys is a "humorous" look at what sometimes happens when you're hunting on public lands and what you should do about it. The final article describes the hunter we'd all like to be - if we could.
ALWAYS A MINUTE TOO LATE
CAMBRIA COUNTY BRUINS
DUTCH COUNTRY DOVES
LICENSE FEE INCREASE
NEW BOW HUNTER EDUCATION PLAN
PENNSYLVANIA'S EASTERN COYOTE
PROMISED LAND TURKEYS
A Penn's Woods Penning (Vol. 2 ) – Secrets Of A Big Buck Hunter
These seven articles begin with2 a look at what it's like to go hunting for the first time without one of your best friends only to realize they will be there for you even when they aren't with you, then there are five articles with hunting tips, including a new way to hunt coyotes, how to extend your season hunting foxes, how not to get lost in the woods, a statewide rating of dove hunting opportunities on state game lands, and a look at the secrets revealed by successful big buck hunters and how they think differently than the average hunter. There's also a look at the game commission's plan to introduce quality deer management to Pennsylvania hunters.
DRIVING FOR COYOTES
FOXES OF FEBRUARY
LOST, BUT LUCKY
PENNSYLVANIA DOVE SEASON OVERVIEW
PGC PITCHES QDM
SECRETS OF A BIG BUCK HUNTER