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I AM A HUNTER

HUNTING FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

RECAPTURE THE FEELING

KITCHEN TIPS & TRICKS

AUGMENTED REALITY DEMO

How to stay safe after the shot

How to safely cross a fence with a firearm

Cooking venison steak with bleu cheese sauce

How to safely transport firearms

How to cook venison parmesan

Loading and unloading a modern inline muzzleloader

Seared Duck with Cranberry Sauce

WHERE TO HUNT

Opportunities abound!

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PA State Game Lands App

Make the most of your next State Game Lands outing with “PA State Game Lands” – an official app of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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WHAT’S IN SEASON

There’s always something to hunt!

 
From woodchucks in summer, to small game in late winter, you’ll find lengthy hunting opportunities to fit your bill. Primetime begins in October when bowhunters take aim on deer. Small game, waterfowl and turkey kick in later in the month and continue into November. Bear and deer gun seasons begin in late November and mark the peak of the hunting season with deer continuing into December.

CURRENTLY IN SEASON

  • Groundhog
  • Crow- Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only
  • Coyotes

DEER ARCHERY STATEWIDE STARTS IN:

GET YOUR LICENSE

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LEARN TO HUNT

We can show you how!

Hunter Education Find a Class Try Hunting
There’s a lot to learn about hunting, but we can make it easier.  Luckily, all first-time hunters, and trappers, too, must complete a basic hunter education class before buying a license and going afield. These Pennsylvania Game Commission-sponsored classes include lessons on:

  • Hunting responsibly
  • Firearm and hunting safety
  • Basic and advanced hunting techniques
  • Trapping basics

After the basics, let us show you even more! The Game Commission offers advanced hunter education classes including Successful Turkey Hunting, Successful Bowhunting and Successful Furtaking with more new courses coming soon. We’ll give you lots of tips and pointers which otherwise could take a lifetime to learn.

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

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GoneFishingPA

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Purchase your Multi-Year License today! Pennsylvania is a diverse state with a wide variety of fishing opportunities. There are over 85,000 miles of streams and rivers, along with 4,000 inland lakes and ponds covering 160,000 acres, plus 470,000 acres of Lake Erie. As you can imagine, this diversification translates into

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Field Days

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Pennsylvania has many sportsmen's clubs and conservation groups stepping up to introduce people to hunting and the outdoors. These groups provide day-long events featuring activities such as firearm shooting, turkey calling, trapping, canoeing, camping and much, much more.  Each event offers a brief introduction to many different, enjoyable outdoor recreational activities.

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Get Outdoors PA

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Time to pack up the skis and pump up the tires on your bike...Get Outdoors PA helps you learn recreation activities like orienteering, hiking, biking or nature photography.  If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to

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