Category: Miscellaneous

Steady Wins the Race in an All Day Hunt

Man Hunting a Corsican Ram

Some hunters hunt for a couple hours, while others do all day hunts. If you’re going to do an all day hunt, how should you prepare for that? Ready for the Grind Well, for starters, get your head in the game. Hunting may look easy but it can be a grind, honestly. It’s kind of… Read more »

What NOT to Do When Deer Hunting

Hunter posing with whitetail deer he shot

So you’re gearing up for a deer hunting trip at Tioga Ranch? Nice! What are some things not to do when hunting deer? Show Up Rusty Before you actually get out on the land in search of deer to hunt and kill, you should make sure you practice using your bow or rifle often. That… Read more »

Tips for Cleaning Your Hunting Firearm

Hunter cleaning his gun

Are you a hunter? Do you own firearms? If so, it’s important to clean and maintain them. What are some tips for doing so? Before Cleaning Before cleaning or maintaining a firearm you need to make sure it’s unloaded. Once it’s properly unloaded then it’s time to disassemble your gun. You can check the manual… Read more »

Morning Hunts Versus Evening Hunts

Hunter With Black Hawaiian Ram Trophy

Do you consider yourself to be a morning person or an evening person? When are you at your best? You should have an answer in your head. Now think like the animal you want to hunt. When are they most active? Is your animal most “alive” in the morning or early evening? You can do… Read more »

Fight Back Against These Hunting Falsehoods

Hunter posing with wild boar

Not everyone likes hunting or endorses the killing of animals, that’s for sure. If you’re a hunter, you know this. If you’re not a hunter, you might be the person who criticizes a hunter friend or family member because you believe certain things about hunting. Keep in mind, though, that people against hunting often believe… Read more »

Don’t Leave the Hunting Lodge Without These Things

Hunter Posing With Boar

Are you a hunter? Don’t leave the hunting lodge without taking several things with you. Your hunting “day pack” should contain several things that can help you have a good hunting day. Food and Water First and foremost, you should bring a water bottle with you, because you will get thirsty at some point. It’s… Read more »

How to Avoid Getting Lost When Hunting

Picture of rifle and hunters waiting for hunting to begin.

When you hunt, you don’t want to get lost. What are some tips on how not to get lost when hunting? The Right Tools For starters, bring a compass with you. Using a compass, you can walk in the direction you want to walk by following the compass as a guide.  Next, consider using a… Read more »

Pack These Snacks When Hunting

Granola bars on a table

Tioga Ranch offers boar hunting, as well as guided deer and big game hunts in rural Pennsylvania. Hunters come from near and far to hunt on “hundreds of acres of the best hunting area in the east.” What are some of the best snacks to pack when hunting? Clif bars are great– they taste great,… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Learn How to Hunt

Man Posing with Buffalo He Hunted

You’ll hear people tell you they went on their first hunt when they were just a little kid, and it was usually with their dad or uncle or grandpa. But what about those of us who’ve never gone hunting before, anywhere, with anyone? Is it ever too late to learn how to hunt? It’s never… Read more »

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 »