Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mount Your Own Antlers

Outdoor Life has a great article about mounting your own antlers, it's certainly much cheaper than a full mount from a taxidermist and an excellent way to preserve your trophy.

I can't wait until my trophy is back from the taxidermist this year.  I will be posting pictures as soon as I get my eight point buck back!  Please feel free to send in photos of your hunting season.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Public Land Hunting

Outdoor life has a great article about hunting on public lands here in Pennsylvania.  Hunters this year have taken some outstanding
Whitetail deer on public land as you can see from this picture.

As a person with a disability I find it much more difficult to hunt on public land. Gaining access to the woods with my wheelchair is very difficult and I find private lands much more access friendly.

I have a plan for gaining access next year that involves a Polaris four wheeler and cart. I will talk more about that in a future blog.

What are your thoughts on hunting public land? Do you prefer private property or public game lands?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Man, 86, hunts from recliner, bags buck

Man, 86, hunts from recliner, bags buck   What a great story!  " NEVER GIVE UP " is right !  It's so nice when things work out for someone who loves to hunt.

I feel so lucky to have taken two deer this year, I know how this gentleman must feel.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pa Bear Season 2010

Bow hunters took 224 bears during the first-ever statewide, five-day bear season, and 2,815 bears were taken with a rifle during the restructured three-day season, which included a Saturday-opener this year.

The total number of bears taken was 3,039 in 53 counties throughout the Commonwealth.  The top county this year was Clinton with 248 bears.  The record for bears taken in Pa is 4,164 harvested in the 2005 season.

I was never fortunate enough to harvest a bear in Pennsylvania or anywhere else.  I did take one Hunting trip to Canada but did not even see a black bear.  That's a story for another blog entry. 

If you were successful in harvesting a bear this year, I would love to see your pictures and hear your stories.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pennsylvania Whitetail

My friend Chris was fortunate enough to bag this Pennsylvania Whitetail on the opening day of rifle season 2010.  Congratulations Chris on a beautiful deer, all of your hard work and dedication paid off again this year.