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Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters #7727196
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Iíll be heading to my stand shortly. Iím looking for a buck, a doe and a bear. Not necessarily in that order. Good luck to everyone heading out this morning.


Eh...wot?

Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727206
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Lugnut Glad to see you are on your way out .Good Luck and be safe .If you have any luck post a picture and a story of your success .I for the first time since I have been able to hunt will be siting this one out .Health reasons have slowed me down over the last several years. And I have enjoyed a life time of great hunting adventures .So now I will read and hear others stories .

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Good luck, I'll be headed out Monday mornin.

Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727288
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Be safe. Wife smoked a doe before i even got into my stand. It was well after daylight since i didn't want to spook out her deer going in.

Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727304
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Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727307
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Young neighbor boy killed a big bodied buck early this morning .He left with his Dad about 6:30 AM and was back about 8:30 AM His Dad said we where barely in the woods .I always enjoy it when a young hunter has some success I think it is because the future of hunting always relies on new hunters joining the ranks .And also I clearly recall how much those beginning hunting days meant to me .Ans sharing that with todays generation help to pass it forward .

Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727563
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Lug, do ya see many bears over that way? Good luck!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727607
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I missed a huge one this morningÖÖ. I know I got excited and jerked the trigger instead of squeezingÖ.It was tough watching him run off. Would have been my biggest buck to date.

Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727609
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I shot a buck this morning about 8:50. This evening a little bit before 4:00 I shot a doe within 10 feet of his gut pile.

Catch, there are good numbers of bears in the area I hunt in Potter County which is in north central Pennsylvania. Iím hoping the two gut piles are still there in the morning so I can sit and watch them. Hopefully a bear comes in because Iím tagged out as far as deer go.


Eh...wot?

Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727625
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
I shot a buck this morning about 8:50. This evening a little bit before 4:00 I shot a doe within 10 feet of his gut pile.

Catch, there are good numbers of bears in the area I hunt in Potter County which is in north central Pennsylvania. Iím hoping the two gut piles are still there in the morning so I can sit and watch them. Hopefully a bear comes in because Iím tagged out as far as deer go.

Thanks and WTG with the deer. You had a great day! I ask about the bear because I'm going to try to get over your way next year to bear hunt, it's on my bucket list and I'm gonna get off my tail and do it.

Also, if you don't mind I'd like to PM you with another scrapple question. I'm gonna make a small batch, maybe 6 loaves and would appreciate your input. Good luck tomorrow bear hunting.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727658
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Lug, You should go with my kid. He's a bear magnet. Had a sow with a yearling come within 20 feet of him at 7 am before he finally stood up and said "Hey Bear." He said she about turned herself inside out trying to get away. The yearling came up and licked his boot and walked off.

Then at 4 pm he had a lone one come running by while he was eating a sandwich. He said if it came between getting mauled or giving up the sammie he was willing to fight for it. I think since archery started he's seen 8 or 9 bear within 30 yards of him.

I didn't see any deer this morning. It may have a little to do with me taking a nap from 6:30 to about 9. I only woke up because I had an annoying crow land in the tree above me and start squawking.


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Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727712
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Thatís a beauty Danny.


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Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727714
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Elkaholic, The only time Iím a bear magnet is in spring turkey season. Hardly a season goes by where I donít call in at least one and usually 3 to 4 bear while making hen calls.

Canít find one to save my life in season.


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Catch, feel free to PM or post on this thread.


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Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7727807
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Catch, feel free to PM or post on this thread.

Thanks Lug, I'll shoot ya a PM here soon! Hope ya get a bear.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #7728209
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Catch, I'll give you a couple pieces of advice for hunting PA bears.

If you're doing it alone.... Hunt uphill from your vehicle. You don't want to be dragging a 300-400 lb bear up some of these hills alone. Some archeologist will find your bones in 1000 years and wonder why ancient men would leash a bear and walk it through the woods.

Driving for bear is HUGE in PA. Drive jumping is also big. Just don't expect to jump a drive, shoot a bear, and then get help getting out of the woods from those guys. They may complain a lot about you, but be happy for you, but they aren't going to help you get it out of the woods.

All bear must be checked at check station. It may be a fire station, a PGC building, and sometimes they're in a church parking lot. It's like black friday shopping for people to go and watch them process your bear. Depending on how busy the check station is, it can take anywhere from an hour to 4 hours to get through it. Plan your time accordingly. The check stations all over the place so it won't be too hard to find one.

They used to require you to leave the genitals intact so they could get the sex of the bear. Male bear genitalia aren't really that obvious on some. Not sure if they still require it or not.

They will take a tooth for aging. Unless you shoot a cub it's not and option to not take one. You will get a report on the history, if any the bear has including the age.

A lot of our bears have ear tags, for various reasons. They are legal to shoot. You'll get a report, sometimes before you leave the check station, on where it was capture/released. Age and weight at capture/release.


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Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: elkaholic] #7728221
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
Catch, I'll give you a couple pieces of advice for hunting PA bears.

If you're doing it alone.... Hunt uphill from your vehicle. You don't want to be dragging a 300-400 lb bear up some of these hills alone. Some archeologist will find your bones in 1000 years and wonder why ancient men would leash a bear and walk it through the woods.

Driving for bear is HUGE in PA. Drive jumping is also big. Just don't expect to jump a drive, shoot a bear, and then get help getting out of the woods from those guys. They may complain a lot about you, but be happy for you, but they aren't going to help you get it out of the woods.

All bear must be checked at check station. It may be a fire station, a PGC building, and sometimes they're in a church parking lot. It's like black friday shopping for people to go and watch them process your bear. Depending on how busy the check station is, it can take anywhere from an hour to 4 hours to get through it. Plan your time accordingly. The check stations all over the place so it won't be too hard to find one.

They used to require you to leave the genitals intact so they could get the sex of the bear. Male bear genitalia aren't really that obvious on some. Not sure if they still require it or not.

They will take a tooth for aging. Unless you shoot a cub it's not and option to not take one. You will get a report on the history, if any the bear has including the age.

A lot of our bears have ear tags, for various reasons. They are legal to shoot. You'll get a report, sometimes before you leave the check station, on where it was capture/released. Age and weight at capture/release.


Thanks elk! I did a lot of research a few years ago about everything I could think of. I got advice from several PA guys on where my best chances to go would be and about the WMA's. Then I had some health issues and can't find the maps and stuff I received from the DNR over there.

So I won't be starting from scratch again, but close lol. It's a dream hunt for me and also to get a PA deer. I haven't had a real adventure in a long time. Hopefully I can get a plan and can actually go next year. Thanks again for the tips.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Good Hunting PA Rifle Hunters [Re: elkaholic] #7729192
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
All bear must be checked at check station. It may be a fire station, a PGC building, and sometimes they're in a church parking lot. It's like black friday shopping for people to go and watch them process your bear. Depending on how busy the check station is, it can take anywhere from an hour to 4 hours to get through it. Plan your time accordingly. The check stations all over the place so it won't be too hard to find one.

They used to require you to leave the genitals intact so they could get the sex of the bear. Male bear genitalia aren't really that obvious on some. Not sure if they still require it or not.

They will take a tooth for aging. Unless you shoot a cub it's not and option to not take one. You will get a report on the history, if any the bear has including the age.



Elkaholic, I was reading somewhere, maybe the last or second last issue of the Pennsylvania Game News, that they had changed the system somewhat due to all the extended bear seasons now. They were saying that it is a real drain on personnel, or it would be, to man check stations throughout the early archery, regular bear and extended bear seasons. They were saying you can now contact the PGC and arrange to meet somewhere or even have a warden or other qualified person come and check your bear at your location.


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