Category: Miscellaneous

Do You Need Camouflage While Hunting?

Hunter in Camouflage Posing With Corsican Ram

Do you need camouflage to hunt? No, you don’t, but it helps! That’s the quick and easy answer. Could you shoot and kill an animal while wearing a Hawaiian shirt and blue jeans? Sure. That said, camouflage can come in handy when hunting certain animals. Think about how animals see and perceive the world around… Read more »

Bowhunting Can Help Improve Your Health

Bowhunter taking shots underneath sunset

Do you bowhunt? If so, you’re helping improve your health. Bowhunting is a physically demanding activity that requires sweating, moving, crouching, etc. Arm Workout How about your arms? If you train with a bow, you’ll notice you’re using (and strengthening) your muscles, including ones in your arms, hands, shoulders and chest. So, if you want… Read more »

A Macro View of Hunting and Hunters

Hunter With Deer

If you take a macro view of hunting, you’ll discover that there are pretty much three types of hunters. Which category do you fall into? Food Source Most hunters are utilitarian meat hunters. They were raised in rural areas where they or their neighbors probably raised animals, sometimes for slaughter. They probably had a dad… Read more »

Hunting’s Important Role in Modern Society

Man posing with hunted fallow deer

Hunting plays an important role in modern society. Conservation For starters, hunting helps support conservation efforts. The money collected from hunting licenses and fees, as well as tax money from the sale of firearms, ammo and archery equipment, goes toward the conservation of wildlife, helping protect wild animals and their natural habitats from being totally… Read more »

Here’s How to Cook Delicious Venison

cooked venison ragout in a pan

At Tioga Ranch, you have the opportunity to hunt whitetail deer. When you get their meat home, it’s time to cook up some “venison,” which is the word for deer meat. When cooking venison, don’t treat it like beef from the supermarket! Otherwise, you’re apt to wind up with it tasting tough and chewy. Tips… Read more »

Keep These Things in Mind When Teaching a Child How to Hunt

Father and Daughter Hunting

Who taught you how to hunt? Did you learn when you were a child? What are some tips for teaching a child how to hunt? Safety First and foremost, emphasize safety. Perhaps your child has seen a firearm in person, in your home. So they might know what a gun looks like, but they’ve been… Read more »

Changes to Pennsylvania Deer Hunting

Hunter With Deer

It’s time to talk about some changes to Pennsylvania deer hunting this year. Unfortunately, CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) is still spreading across the country. CWD can take over a year for symptoms to show… like drastic weight loss, stumbling, and listlessness. It’s fatal to animals and there are no treatments or vaccines. Therefore, Pennsylvania is… Read more »

Pick the Right Snacks For Your Next Hunting Trip

Snacks in Ziploc bags

So you’re packing for a trip, and on this trip you’ll be hunting in the woods… What should you pack for snacks? Hunters spend a lot of time on the land, far from stores and civilization. That means they carry with them a backpack of supplies, including certain foods and drinks to keep hydrated and… Read more »

What Constitutes Big Game Hunting?

Hunter Posing With Buffalo

You’ve probably heard the term “big game hunting.” Does it involve hunting squirrels or raccoons? Nope. Big game hunting refers to hunting large, wild animals for sport. So what animals qualify as “big game?” Animals like moose, elk, caribou, reindeer, musk oxen, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, wild boar, and bear qualify. Some states… Read more »

Fact vs. Fiction: Debunking Hog Hunting Myths

Boar Hunting Myths

Are you planning on going hog hunting at some point in the near future? If so, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the biggest myths surrounding boars. It will ensure that you have a great time and increase your chances of bringing a boar home with you. Check out the most… Read more »