Monday, August 3, 2015

.243 Range Time

On Sunday I was able to get to the range for a little rifle practice. Shooting the .243 is always fun and it was grouping well. I was shooting almost 1'' groups which is good for me.

It was a beautiful day outside and I seen three gobblers which made the day out even better. I plan on shooting my rifle a few more times before the season starts. But the next range day will be dedicated to practicing with my crossbow.

50, 100, 150 and 200 yard targets. I don't plan on shooting past 150 yards. I know my limitations and my comfort zone. Always shoot within your abilities for a clean ethical hunt.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pregame Before The Hunt

August.  If you have not started preparing for deer season yet, today is the day.  Hunting season will be here before we know it.

It's time to get your trail cameras out, time to start glassing fields, cutting shooting lanes and most importantly shooting your bow, crossbow or rifle.

Just like professional football players have started training camp, we as hunters need to start practicing our skills and preparing for the season if we want to be successful.

It's also important to take an inventory of your hunting gear. Learn what needs to be replaced, tightened, painted, oiled, cleaned, put new batteries into or thrown out.

If you are a serious hunter, Now is the time to prepare, We owe it to the game we pursue. Check all of your safety equipment, prepare and have a plan for emergencies this season.

Check back and follow along as I prepare for the 2015 deer season.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pa Elk License

Today, July 31st is the last day to apply for a Pennsylvania elk license. The drawing will be held on Saturday August 15. You can apply for a chance to obtain an elk license online by clicking here

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pa Doe License 2015 Availability

I received my Pennsylvania Doe license in the mail this week for management area 2B. I am not sure I will harvested a Doe this year, but at least I have the option if a mature Doe gives me a great shot opportunity.

If you are interested in purchasing a Doe license you can check the availability of all management areas by clicking HERE.  As of Thursday July 30th, here is a list of the following management areas and their availability.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SPC Outdoors Field Test Wac'em BroadHeads

I really see this being the go to broadhead for a lot of hunters in the next few years...Wac'em Archery

Here is their 3- blade 100 grain crossbow broadhead, available in 100 or 125 grain. Four broadheads  for approximately $37.99, most broadheads come in a package of three.

Rage broadheads sell for $39.99 per 3 pack or $13.33 each.
Wac'em broadheads sell 4 for $37.99 or $9.50 each.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Marianna Outdoorsmen Association

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association recently completed a wheelchair accessible parking area and ramp access to Ten Mile Creek. I attended the opening with the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors.  It was a great event celebrating the men and women who raised $150,000 to complete this project.

The ramp itself is a little steep and not ADA approved but provides access to a great fishing area. Numerous catfish were stocked that morning for later in the day. A catfish tournament. ran from 4-9pm. If you are interested in fishing and live near Marianna PA, give 10 mile Creek a chance.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Conquest Scents

I received a great prize package this weekend from Conquest Scents .  They have a show on the sportsman's channel, Conquest 200, it airs Sunday's at 5 PM. It's a great show with great people who raise world-class whitetail deer.

The prize pack included a shirt, hat, two versions of their Ever Calm scent, a dispenser and extra wicks.  I cannot wait to try these products in archery season.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pa Elk License Application 2015

The application for the 2015 Pa elk license opened on June 8th and will close on July 31. The cost to apply is 10.70 for Pa residents. The annual drawing for elk license will take place on Saturday August 15th during the elk expo at Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. You can apply Here

I have been applying for an elk license for the past several years. Hopefully this is the year my tag is drawn. I can't imagine how fantastic it would be to harvest a Pennsylvania elk. I would be thrilled with a Cow or Bull.