At Tioga Boar Hunting, we have long praised the hunting culture in Pennsylvania, not only because our hunting preserve is located in the state with hundreds of acres of the best hunting in the east, but because every day we interact with hunters from all walks of life. We see the look on their faces when they have a successful hunt and know that they will never experience a hunt like the once they just experienced.
Pennsylvania is something truly special, the best hunting in the entire country, but it takes all of us Pennsylvanians to make sure the land is taken care of and rules are set in place so that every hunter has a great experience. We do all that and more and because of this care and dedication, the state has been recognized. Pennsylvania’s longstanding hunter access program was awarded Outdoor Life’s Open Country Award. This is a tremendous accomplishment.
Mark Demko of Lehighvalleylive.com writes, “The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Hunter Access Program, which started in 1936, is the oldest in the nation and the largest acreage-wise East of the Mississippi River. The program complements the 1.5 million acres of State Game Lands and nearly three million acres of state parks, forests and federal lands open to hunting in the state by providing sportsmen with access to private parcels throughout the Commonwealth.”
What the Hunter Access Program provides is a partnership between the Game Commission and landowners so everyone is on the same page. A strong partnership such as this improves the hunting tenfold all while helping manage the land better, including law enforcement patrols, advice on conservation, and more.
Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program from all of us at Tioga Boar Hunting!