Summer might be ending, but that doesn’t mean the outdoors are going away; in fact, the outdoors will be picking up some steam as we enter Pennsylvania’s hunting season. The season starts tomorrow across Pennsylvania and hunters all over the country are poised and ready to experience one of the biggest hunting seasons in recent memory, as discussed in the Lancaster Online.
P.J. Reilly writes, “If you’re an avid Pennsylvania hunter, then Tuesday is New Year’s day. That’s opening day for the early goose and dove seasons – the first substantial seasons on the 2015-16 hunting calendar. It’s going to be hot. It’s going to be muggy. It’s going to be buggy. But none of that matters. It’s hunting season. For dove hunters, the key to success will be finding suitable dove habitat. Last week seemed to mark the start of silage-cutting season across Lancaster County, but it’s certainly not widespread yet. There’s still an awful lot of standing corn out there.”
Yup. Some hunting might be difficult considering the present state of the land, but that won’t deter hunters, especially considering the fact that dove populations are very strong this year and it’s easy to see them flying over fields in all corners of the state. In addition to dove populations, there is also a healthy amount of geese this year. Oh – and did we mention the amount of ducks are strong as well? A few months ago, in the spring, the duck head count was 49.5 million! That’s the most ever recorded and analysts are predicting even more ducks soon, like 50 million. Needless to say, this might be one of the biggest hunting seasons ever! So get out there!