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Pennsylvania People and Places 2013 Rifle season

Posted on: 12:19 pm, November 25, 2013, by , updated on: 08:39am, January 13, 2014

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  • 6 year old Kyle Whitmore shot his first deer while hunting with his father during the mentored youth, rifle season. He shot the deer at a distance of 40 yards with a .243 browning x-bolt rifle.

  • Jamie Engel, 16 of Nisbet shot her first Buck an 11 point on opening day of rifle season with one shot from her 243. She was hunting on State Game Land #75 with her father, Lear Engel. Jamie was hunting from the South Side Sport & Leisure Club in Oregon Hill, PA. Yeah Jamie!!

  • 12 year old Dylan Johns, St. Clair took this doe with a .50 cal. flintlock while hunting with his dad Tom on Jan. 9 in Schuylkill County. This is Dylan's first flintlock deer. Dylan also took a six point buck on the first day of the rifle season, his first.

  • Dylan Johns, 12 of St. Clair took this 6pt buck on Dec. 2 while hunting with his dad Tom and brother Hunter in Schuylkill County. Dylan took the buck with a 45 yd shot with his 6mm Remington. This is Dylan's first deer.

  • This is Madison Miller with her 2nd buck. She shot this 9 point with her 243 in Tioga County on the second week of buck season on a Saturday morning at 8:00 am.

  • This is Noah Wilson's first buck. He shot his 4 point with his 243 on the first day in Tioga County. He was hunting with his father Darrell Reish

  • Dennis Baver and his grandaughter Madison Baver with her first buck taken with the youth mentor program

  • 11 year old, Gavin Smith with his first deer, a spike, with his uncle Dustin McAndrew with an 8 pointer on the family farm

  • My name is Bernard Bomba from Bear Creek Twp. First day six point buck i shot at 1:10 pm. Meat in the freezer.

  • My son took his bird dog and a young friend on his first bird hunt with a dog Christmas Eve. We do not know who had more fun, the friend or the dog. As you see it was a successful hunt. This dog is a true bird dog, who gets so excited when she knows she is going hunting that she "screams" with delight.

  • Mark Miller shot this 8 point buck with 22 inch spread in Bradford County on opening day.

  • John Rinebold Shot this 11 point,,24 inch spread buck in Bradford County on Dec, 3 2013, with his 243 rifle.

  • David Cikota Jr. with his 9 point buck harvested on the opening day of deer season with his .260 while hunting with his father Dave and Uncle Rick.

  • Nick Appleman of Danville got his first 7 point buck in Northumberland county December 2013. He shot it with a savage 7MM08...

  • Autumn Patterson (Berwick) hunting with son Corbin. Taken first day at 4:20 pm. Hunting in Locust twp. Columbia County

  • Jolene Connelly shot her first 8 point buck in Beaver Township Snyder County with a 30-06 rifle hunting with her boyfriend Mike.

  • Joey Clauser Jr. with his 7 pointer, taken on December 7th @ 8:30 am with his .243 cal. rifle. Joey was hunting in Northumberland County with his dad Joe Sr.

  • Josh Kalniowski and his son Cody (both from Ranshaw PA) pose in this picture with a buck Josh shot in Shamokin Town Ship on 12/7/2013. The buck is an 11 pointer and has a 22 1/2 in spread.

  • Kyle Reed from Honesdale, PA ... out hunting with his cousin Dave Reed, got his first deer ever on the first day of rifle season... 8-pt ...142 dressed.

  • Joe Scotch of FEll Twp. Taken on 12/2/13 in Preston Twp, Wayne Cty. Used a 308 Remington. 317 lb sow. This is Joes second, and largest, PA black bear.

  • Dawn Grimes from Dorrance Township, Luzerne County shot this nice six point buck near her home on the last day of rifle season. it was Dawn's first buck in 20 years of deer hunting.

  • this deer was killed in potter county with a flintlock in the late season. it was male but did not have spots or buttons. field dressed at 23 pounds

  • Sarah Ohart of Tamaqua got this 11-pt buck on the second Friday of rifle season at the Aquilio camp in Bradford County. With a 16-inch antler spread and weighing near 200 pounds, it is the largest deer taken by the family in many years.

  • Vanessa Maltese of Sterling PA got her first deer on the first Saturday of rifle season. The doe weighed about 170lbs (live weight). She was using Thompson Center On-cor 7mm-08. While hunting on the family farm.

  • Kevin Emerson, family and friends with his 8 point buck taken on the first day in Madison Township.

  • Clifford Bower Sr shot this 10 point buck with his .270 while hunting in Old Lycoming Twp, near Willamsport. His buck had a inside spread of 23 and 7/8 inches and was shot out of his stand the "Eagles Nest".

  • Me and Dad on the first day, My first buck ever, both eight points! :-)

  • 17 yr old Cassidy Kastawa of clifford shot this 8 pt. from her dads stand after school the 3rd day of the season. dad sat there a total of 21 hrs the first 3 days and went to a different spot in the pm. cassidy went to dads stand after school and was there 20 mins when the buck came out chasing 6 does. she dropped him with 1 shot with a 30-06 @ approx 200 yds

  • Travis Hettler of Lehighton shot this buck at 10:15am on the last day of rifle season in 3D Carbon County. Buck had 5 points and had a 20 inch outside spread. I downed this buck with one shot using a Mossberg 30-06.

  • I, Steve Gulla, shot this 11 pointer on December 10th at 7;30 am. My biggest buck to date.

  • John Graeff on Newtown shot his 9 point buck using a 7mm 08 rifle at 80 yards in Reily Township on State Game Lands. His buck had a 15 1/2 inch inside spread and weighed approximately 135 pounds.

  • 8pt buck with 13 3/8 inch spread. Killed by Aubri Mosier on Decmeber 7, 2013 with a .300 winchester Mag.

  • This 11 point was killed 12-7-13 by Jim D'Agostino while Hunting with grandfather Tom D'Agostino in Monroe County. This is Jim's biggest buck ever and greatest hunting memory to date. Thanks Pop for taking me out this year.

  • Mia Bowers shot her very first deer while hunting as a mentor on the last day of the 2013 rifle season. Mia was hunting with her dad, grandfather and aunt along with a group of friends. She harvested a nice doe with her .30-.30 rifle in Cass Township.

  • Tom Noecker of New Ringgold, left, slayed this giant with his 300 magnum while putting a drive on for his wife. Andrew Toback, also from New Ringgold, shot his biggest buck ever with his 7mm magnum. Both deer were taken on December 7th in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill Co.

  • Allen Sweigart of Beavertown PA shot this 8 point buck in Snyder County on December 7, This was Allen's first buck after 4 years of hunting.

  • Troy Price of Tyler Hill harvested this massive 10 point while hunting with Swago hunting club near Honesdale, PA. This buck had a 24.5 inch outside spread and 5 and 3/4 inch bases.

  • 8 year old, Mitchell Wescott shot this 4 point buck, it was his first deer. He was hunting on his uncle's property in Canadensis.

  • 16 year old Alex Sweigart of McClure,with 6 point buck shot on December 3 in Snyder County, this is Alex's first buck.

  • terrance bates from lycoming county i got this using a 30.06 10 am while my friends pushed the woods after they filled there tags he walked 15 yards to me when i took the shot drop it right where it stood

  • Brooke Wilson shot a 8 point the first Saturday of Rifle. 17 inch spread shot in Mifflin County.

  • This 8pt. buck was taken by Mark Maros on 12/7/13 in Lackawanna county on Public Land in Springbrook.

  • This 7pt. buck was taken by Mark Maros Sr. the first week of the Rifle season in Lackawanna County on Public Land in Springbrook.

  • Shown is 10 year old T.J. Steward of Bloomsburg with an antlerless deer he took in the youth antlerless season. He used one shot from a 243. He was hunting with his father Tim Steward on his grandfather Al Steward's property in Sullivan County.

  • Shown is 13 year old Sarah Steward of Bloomsburg with her 2nd buck in two years. She took the 6 pointer with one shot from her 243 while hunting in Loyalsock State Forest, Sullivan County on the first day with her father Tim Steward.

  • 17 year old Brendan Baloh of Shavertown is seen here with the 236 pound bear he shot with his .243 while hunting in Elkland Twp. Sullivan County.

  • Brendan Baloh of Shavertown shot this buck with his .243 while hunting in Lehman Twp, Luzerne County. It sported 6 points and weighed 115 pounds.

  • Scott Gee and son Kamren showing off his 8 point deer.

  • Mark Kohler of McMichaels, Monroe County shot this 7 point non-typical buck on State Gamelands during the second week of the rifle deer season. Mark used a Kimber .308 and got the deer after spotting him at over 300 yards and stalking to within range.

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  • 10 year old Tyler Waltman and father Adam Wojtowicz had a great first day in Potter County. Tyler got his first buck, 10 points with a 19 inch inside spread and Adam took a nice 150 pound PA black bear.

  • Brittany Smith from Lock Haven shot her first buck on 12/13/13 the day before the last day of rifle season while hunting with her dad. The 8 point buck was shot in Centre County, PA She used a .270 winchester and shot it in the heart.

  • This 8 point was killed the opening morning of the season at 7:30 in columbia county. The buck has a 17 1/2 inside spread and a 19 outside kyle was hunting with brother and grandfather

  • Here is 11 year old Olivia Lamb with her first deer. She is the daughter of Tony & Danielle Lamb of Stowell, Wyoming County, Windham Twp. She was mentored by her Uncle Shawn Morrison of Meshoppen and got the Deer on the last day of rifle season in Stowell. This was her 3rd year hunting.

  • 9 year old Brenton Harner of Valley View shot this 6 point buck with his 243 rifle while being mentored by his father and pap in Schuylkill County on 12/7/13.

  • Courtney R. of McAdoo shot this 6 point buck on the last day of the season at 4PM. It was shot during the height of the snowstorm. She used a Rem Model 7 Predator in.243 caliber. She fired one shot using handloaded ammunition. Courtney is 12 and was hunting with her father and two of his friends Mike and Mark.

  • 13 yr old Corbin White of Factoryville,Pa. Scored a 9 point buck on the first day of Hunting season. Corbin was hunting with his Dad and both of his Grand-dad's,in NEPA.

  • Lucas Lockcuff took this 9 point buck on his family farm in Lycoming County. It estimated live weight was 240 pounds with 20 1/2 inch spread and 5 inch bases.

  • Justin Eroh of White Haven bags an 8 point Buck on Friday the 13th. in 1 of his favorite spots on family property in Weatherly, Pa.

  • Friday the 13th was very lucky for this hunter. Charles Klinger shot this unique 7 point spoon buck on Friday afternoon in Sacramento.

  • I, Shane Cooper, shot this 8 pointer on the last day of deer season on my dads property just outside of Montoursville, PA.

  • Here are two trail cam images that were taken on the next to last day of Buck season. Unfortunately, I never saw either buck in daylight.

  • Here are two trail cam images that were taken on the next to last day of Buck season. Unfortunately, I never saw either buck in daylight.

  • Chad Benson shot this 8 pointer in Jackson Township Susquehanna County on the first Saturday. This is his first buck he has been hunting for 12 years. 16 inch spread.

  • Jeffrey Smith, 21, of Lake Ariel with his first ever buck. It was a 16 pointer he shot December 7th in Wayne County.

  • Friday the 13th was very lucky for this hunter. Charles Klinger shot this unique 7 point spoon buck on Friday afternoon in Sacramento.

  • Aleaha Wacker shot a 5 point on opening day with her .243 Ruger.

  • David Wacker Jr. shot this buck on the last day of rifle season with his .270 Ruger.

  • 12 year old Tyler Crandle of Troy, Pa took his first deer in his first year hunting while hunting with his dad

  • 16 year old Alyssa Fedder shot her first buck on the last day of rifle season. She was hunting with her father Marc.

  • 13 year old,Derrick Gibbon,of wayne county, got his very first deer, 7 point buck,while hunting with his Unlce Brian Frisbie.In Lawton, Susq county. 11 inch spread an field dressed at 120lbs

  • Eric Huegel, 14 Years old from Scranton, got this 10 Pointer on Saturday December 7th in Nicholson. It's his 3rd buck in his 3 years of hunting. He was hunting with is dad Rock and cousin Chuck.

  • 1st day dear/bear 200 lb black bear taken taken on our property in Newton Twp.

  • Shot this 11 Point Buck on the last Saturday of Rifle. Buck weighed 185 pounds. Shot by Rick Shurock of Coal Township. Buck shot in Northumberland County. Hunting with friend Mark Chowka.

  • 11 year old Haylee Harris of Dornsife, PA shot her first buck on Saturday December 14, 2013. She was out hunting with her brother Hunter Harris and her Father Shaun Harris.

  • Got this Nontypical buck on our property in Newton Twp. the 1st Sat of the 2013 rifle season.

  • John Dougherty susq. county with 6 pt. buck in rifle season with 7mm

  • Callie Edwards, 15 of Pine Grove, shot her 9 point buck in Schuylkill County on 12/14/13 at 9 am.

  • Rick Edwards and his grandson Dylan who is 10 yrs old both shot a deer on the first day of deer season. Dylan's first spike buck and his grandfathers first 8 point in 8 years and was shot in Sugar Run, Bradford County.

  • John Clark of Hegins harvested his largest buck on the 2nd to last day of PA Rifle season. He shot this 8point in WMU 4E in Schuylkill County at 7:05 am on 12/13/2013.

  • Courtney of McAdoo shot this 6 point buck at 4PM on the last day of the season. Deer was shot during the height of the snow storm. Courtney used a Remington Model 7 Predator in .243 caliber. She fired one shot using handloaded ammunition. Courtney was hunting with her father David and two of his friends Mike and Mark. Deer had 18 1/2 inch outside spread.

  • Austin Bogush 11 years old of Mt. Pleasant Mills shot his first buck on the first Saturday of the 2013 rifle season. This 4 point buck was taken while being mentored by his dad. Austin also shot his first doe on the same day.

  • Ryan Fritzinger Shot my first buck an 11 pointer on the first Saturday in Lehigh county while hunting with my dad and friend Ned, I would like to thank the guys who hunted with us and put on the drive that pushed this brute into me!

  • Jerid Lindenmuth from Ringtown, PA shot his first bear while hunting at Blue Nob Rob and Gun club in Schuylkill County. The bear weighed 139 lbs live weight. He gives Ken Bley credit for putting him in the right spot.

  • Nick Reichenbach from Mifflinburg PA Shot in Columbia County on SGL 226 on December 14 at 10:30 AM with his 35 Remington Marlin 336. 11 points with unicorn point in forehead, 12 inch spread

  • Donald Sherman Jr. of Montgomery, Pa shot this nice 8 point buck on the family farm in Lycoming County during the second Tuesday of the season. This was a special buck as it was harvested with his father's old .30-40 Krag open sight rifle while running at a distance of 70 yards.

  • 8 Year old Eilie Burleigh took her first buck while hunting on the family farm in Pleasant Mount, Wayne county. She was out hunting with her dad Macky and 11 year old brother Wesly who has already taken three buck in his first four years of hunting.

  • Mitch Miller of Taylor shot this 6 pt. buck in Lackawanna County on 12/12/13 and it dressed out at 152lbs

  • While hunting with her mother, out of a 36ft. tower ( which she helped her dad build out of telephone poles), this six point buck walked out and stood broadside at 80 yards. Using a 308, Maria took the shot after much debate with her mother. This is Maria's very first deer, taken on the first day within an hour. Congrats! Maria Fox Pitman PA

  • Dominic Talarico, of Tunkhannock, took this giant 9 point on the opening day in Sullivan County. This deer also had a huge body weighing 212 lb. Big thanks goes out to the Briskey Mountain Boys Rod and Gun Club!

  • Glenn Melnyk, Carbondale. 12-12-13 10 Point Buck shot with a 32 Winchester Spl. Shot on Family land in Carbondale Township. This was Glenn's 1st deer and his 3rd hunting season.

  • Re submitting picture. Not sure if it went through.

  • Max Gilligan, 10 years old, of Wyoming bagged this spike buck as a mentored youth while hunting with his dad in Gamelands 57 in Luzerne County. This was his first deer and it was taken with a Remington 30-06 with one shot.

  • Frank Coy 11 yrs. old. 6pt. Hunting with his dad in West Burlington Township, Bradford County. This is his 2nd kill.

  • my buddy nate hollick shot this 12 pt on the first Saturday in Sullivan county it had a 23 inside n a 25 outside it was a absolute hog

  • Gary Puckett of Old Forge Pa.shot this nine pointer the first day of rifle season in 3c on his cousins land outside of Montrose in Bridgewater Twp.

  • My friend Richard Wright Jr of Coal Twp,bagged this big 10 pt buck which had a 19 1/2 in spread and doubled brow tines on 12/7 @10 am while hunting with his son and Cousin in Shamokin Twp.Richard has been hunting for 13 yrs and this is his first Deer.Richard shot it at 100 yrds landing a lung shot with a new savage .308 and a handload Richard Loaded..Richard shot this Deer aprox 30 yrds from where his son shot his 1st deer last yr a 8 pt buck

  • While hunting with her mother, out of a 36ft. tower ( which she helped her dad build out of telephone poles), this six point buck walked out and stood broadside at 80 yards. Using a 308, Maria took the shot after much debate with her mother. This is Maria's very first deer, taken on the first day within an hour. Congrats! Maria Fox Pitman PA p.s. Thanks Dad for all your help!

  • Justin Kowalik 7 yrs old bagged his 6 pointer with his dad Matthew Kowalik early Saturday morning on Dec. 7, this is Justin's 2nd year hunting under the mentor program, he is one happy hunter.

  • First Doe, taken by Chris Bowman of Tobyhanna. Shot with a .308 at 30 yards, approximate live weight of 228 lbs.

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  • Mike says:

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  • EB27 says:

    I’ve read a lot of comments from people complaining about the deer population, and how we shouldn’t shoot doe. So my question is, are the people complaining, the same people who hunt two weeks out of the year and forget about the deer and the rest of our wildlife until next season? I have a small 100 acre farm that I hunt on and I put in food plots, keep ponds and running water areas open, prune wild apple trees put out mineral licks and create a friendly enviroment for wildlife. Its hard work and its not too expensive unless you count the drops of sweat. I work on these things all year long, and it always pays off during hunting seasons. I can look in my small ten acre back field every evening and count 20 to 30 deer and check it every morning and see just as many turkey, I’ve also seen a few bear. For the record, we take as many doe and turkey off the farm every year as we have tags for and theres no shortage of game. As a matter of fact the local population has grown so much recently I don’t know how I’m going to feed them all. My suggestion to anyone who can’t find a game animal would be to put in some work this spring and summer, (yes, I know “work” is a four letter word for most of the complainers) then see the results next fall. Take care of the flocks and heards and they’ll take care of you!! P.S. the sportsmans show is coming soon the the farm complex in Harrisburg, some vendors have great tips and advise for taking care of game animals.

    • tom343 says:

      Unttil receently I have been a city dweller; now that I live in the country I am a care giver and between my years and my responsibilities, hunting is something I dream about more than do. It irks me that some basically set up propertty so these deer, allegedly the property of the state at large, comes to live on private land while such as I have to share the crumbs on puublic land. Please explain the morality of your deeds.

    • Deer1 says:

      Very well stated EB27 Work. Our family and friends who hunt scout the areas we hunt throughout the year, learn their patterns, their hiding spots, their preferences at any time of the year. The Pennsylvania whitetail is probably one of the most elusive, due to hunting pressure and year round disturbances in their habitat. We hunt primarily public access land and have been successful over the years. Use scouting cameras, walk, look, study aerial and topo mapping, do your homework. Do not expect to walk into the woods the weekend before your hunt, bang around stands, leave your scent everywhere, cause disturbances and expect to see all kind of deer. If you don’t see any where you hunt, hunt where they are or hunt where they are going to be. 90% of whitetail deer use around 20% of their home range area.

    • richg4900@hotmail.com says:

      Your Funny……..Its your land…..We are talking about public land buddy…Unless you want to make your land public.Let me know where your farm is so we can put on the farm game program..Geezzz

    • tbc343 says:

      Some of us don’t think it’s fair to load up private lands with bait at all, Some of us feel it is unfair for these who cultivate all this deer bait on their private property to effectively kidnap a commodity all Pennsylvania hunters and really all Pennsylvanians own, let the deer habituate to your place, have you and yours enjoy easy pickings on your posted land while those of us who have to grab a day here and a day there afield content with literally thousands of others for the few deer/square mile (relatively speaking) that your careful work and planting haven’t lured. In my day there was such a thing as fair chase.

  • james says:

    I started the complaint and i stand by what i stated. I am a hunter.. As someone stated maybe he needs the meet..if he need the 5 lbs of meet that he has gotten. Then I think he needs more help and should be working instead of being in the woods.. Some folks are right. with the new laws it is legal. but not right.
    I am not a rack hunter. I do hunt for the meet as well. there is just no reason to be proud enough of that to post it in the news. if a child shot it. then the child should have been in the pic. Not a guy holding it up by the neck and tail.

  • Dave says:

    I see the small deer everyone is whining about was shot with a flintlock, maybe this guy hunts for meat and that was the only thing to give him a shot. Its a legal deer get over it

  • jill says:

    PA Outdoor Life ought to be ashamed to post photo of the idiot who shot the 23 pound fawn! That goof is NOT A HUNTER or SPORTSMAN or OUTDOORSMAN…………COWARD is more like it!

    • Thomas Carney says:

      Publishing such an explicit indictment of hunting certainly raises questions that publication’s motive and policy. Is that publication put out by Pennsylvanian authorities? Has Philadelphia take over your Fish and Game department?

  • Alice B. Reitz says:

    I used to be a hunter myself and I have taken notice to the decline in the deer population over the years. Our group quit shooting doe several years ago because of the decline in the deer herds. A lot of meat hungry hunters don’t mind at all shooting a small doe just so they can get some meat. Well, did you ever watch and take notice if there was a fetus in the doe when you cut her open or don’t you know what they look like. Well, look again because nine chances out of ten the doe you shoot may be pregnant with next springs babies. You may not be shooting one deer but several deer if she’s carrying twins or sometimes on occasion triplets. That’s 4 -3-or 2 deer you just shot. Shame on you. Are you that hungry for venison that you have to shoot the unborn too. Stop the Doe season for several years and see what happens then to our declining deer herds. People, wake up and stop buying the license or buy them and don’t use them. If the PGC doesn’t see people I the mountains hunting, maybe they’ll get the whole Idea of this thing with the declining herds..Where I live up here in western Union Co. we used to see herds of deer in our yard almost every night. Gees, now we get excited if we see just one roaming around.
    Use you heads hunters. Sound off to the game commission the next meeting they have in Harrisburg. Maybe someone ought to be replaced down there and at the other offices around the state,

  • james says:

    I would like to meet the loser who shot the 23lb deer! First off why would take a photo of it? I would be so sick atfer shooting a small dog sized deer. You are the kind of person who ruins it for al of us decent people. that lookt at what we are shooting at. I cant believe more hunters arnt outraged by this!!!!!

  • Thomas Carney says:

    Beyonce? Is the question Beyonce who or who Beyonce? Is Beyonce a Pennsylvania hunter who set a record?

  • Richard says:

    Who Cares about treehuggers.Lets talk about to many doe tags being given out buy the pgc My son who is 12 and I where out all season long didn’t even see a deer.Something must be done.If not the heritage of hunting will come to and end.its hard to get a 12 year old to sit for 10 hours but not to see anything is sad…….

    • J.S. says:

      Agreed, I emailed the Game Commission about this topic as well and got a B.S. reply about the numbers are still to high. Maybe in developed areas they are but in the woods most of us are hunting I dont think so. Also, asked why our out of state license fees dont compare to other states. But then again what does the PGC do anyways besides driving around looking for the easy finds. While people down the road have a treestand in there back yard and a corn pile next to the porch, and either killing them before season or wounding them because they could care less about making sure everything is perfect before the season because there not from that area (ie. out of state) Archery season numbers triple, Rifle season numbers are still great but eventually the impact on the deer herd is going to show its face. Preserve our hunting heritage so that we can pass it on, not try and make a couple dollars when there annual estimation of the deer herd is total crap. My suggestion to everyone is to voice your complaints as I do and direct them to the game commission, Not that they listen to the PA residents anyway.

    • huntinpa says:

      What are the deer population numbers for PA? i dont see how they can count anything outside of harvests. you have to factor in disease and predators and the dumbass poachers. not to mention the number of deer running out in front of cars.I’m new to PA and was wondering what the numbers are. I’m originally from alabama and the deer numbers are relatively low for both doe and bucks.

    • rich says:

      us hunters complain about not seeing any deer,yet every year we buy thousands of doe permit’s, and shoot thousands,of doe so who is too blame, don’t buy don’t shoot problem solved,

  • huntinpa says:

    believe it or not hunting is a means of wildlife management. ask your local game warden. i come from a long line of traditional hunters and am proud to work with wild life officials to fight illegal abuse of animals. after all we should all protect our heritage

  • I don’t like hunting season I got over it like everyone SHOULD

  • Tom says:

    Angelo A’s deer is an illegal kill. The subtitle mentions it was shot with a mentor tag, but then lists Angelos’ age as 12. The mentor program is for under 12 years old

  • Jeff Schmoyer says:

    I think a lot of people are really counting on a couple deer during these hard times. I know I am.

  • tbc343 says:

    I fail to understand why the media, especially in Pennsylvania, fails to see this criticism of hunting originates from a numerically insignificant minority, but nontheless a well heeled and media savy minority. I hazard that most folks in PA either hunt or know relatives and friends that hunt. Hunting is a tradition here, one with no negative moral connotation.

  • Matthew says:

    People need to stop complaining about the hunting season. Where do you think the food on your table came from? Animals that were killed, just as hunters do for their food. It’s not animal cruelty, I along with many others hunt for food. Venison is wonderful, and not very easy to find in a store. Therefore you hunt. If it was cruelty it would be illegal. Get a grip people, look at the horrible things happening to PEOPLE in this area. Lets focus on a real problem.

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