How to Prepare for a Pennsylvania Hunting Trip

Hunting for Buffalo

Are you getting ready for a big hunting trip at a place like Tioga Ranch? What are some things you should do to prepare for the hunt?

Consider a Guided Hunt

There are plenty of things you can do to prepare for a hunting trip. For starters, think about going on a guided hunt. You’ll benefit from your guide’s expertise and knowledge, and it’s nice to have the camaraderie of someone nearby who shares your love for hunting, too. Better yet, make a list of questions you’d ask a guide before you take the trip. Then, bring it with you and get some helpful answers. 

Practice Makes Perfect

Next, you should practice before a hunting trip. If you’re using a bow, do some target practice. If you have a gun/rifle, get familiar with how it works and practice shooting it. Try static targets as well as moving targets. Shoot from different positions. The more you practice, the better you’ll be!

Research Expert Advice


Also, before you go on a hunt, you can read hunting magazines and websites to check out what fellow hunters are doing and saying these days… You can learn a lot from just reading articles and/or watching online videos. Furthermore, you should get some expert tips on the kind of gear to pack for your trip. Ideally you want to bring functional stuff you’ll actually use, and you want lightweight stuff since you’ll probably be carrying it on your back most of the time. Things like flashlights, trail mix, bug repellent, binoculars, and a phone/camera are just some of the items most hunters bring with them. You might want to make a checklist of all the items you’d want to bring on your trip. There are also certain items of clothing you’ll need– but that’s a whole other article or two! 

Miscellaneous Items

When you go hunting, make sure you have any licenses required for where you’re at, and that you pay any fees required. Finally, get in shape before the big hunt. Work on your fitness and endurance by walking more than you normally do, perhaps doing some weightlifting or aerobic exercises, and eating healthier.

If you’re interested in a unforgettable guided hunt, learn about the different ones offered by Tioga Boar Hunting.