The first snows have dusted the Upper Delaware River Region. Other than giving everyone something to crow about on social media, some areas saw just enough accumulation to provide early opportunities for tracking animals and learning more about their “hidden” lives.
There are more hunters retiring than joining the ranks each year. It’s a sad truth that the next generation of hunters will have to deal with. There will be fewer in the following generation too if the trend keeps up. The best thing to do to combat this? Take a kid hunting.
• Every hunter and fisher has seen work that he or she likes. Talk to your friends to find out who did their mounts, visit their shops and look at some of their work first hand. Find out how the taxidermist prefers to receive the animal you’re having mounted.
If you want to try your hand at camo deer-skull dipping, here are a few helpful, step-by-step tips:
Both Pennsylvania and, in a limited area (see antler restrictions info box), the State of New York, have imposed stricter restrictions on deer hunters with regard to antlered deer in recent years, imposing a higher limit on the number of points that must be on the antlers of bucks harvested during the hunting season.
Right now mature bucks are chasing does and fighting off rivals. This means they’re more likely to run into roads without heeding traffic. Watch not only when driving but also when hunting, as these bucks have one thing on their mind. If you’re out hunting right now here are three tactics to use.