Entries by Brandon Rapp

Pink Envelope Change — Digital Antlerless Deer License Applications

A proposed change in Harrisburg is advocating for substituting the current system of paper applications being mailed to county treasurers for antlerless deer licenses in Pennsylvania, for a digital one. Tradition versus technology. The proposed change comes entirely too fast for some, and sluggish at best for others. While it’s too soon for when hunting licenses […]

Spring Turkey Hunting Gear and Tactics

Turkey Hunting Gear and Tactics for a Successful Turkey Hunt Coming out of the frost of winter is the chance to feel alive again like the budding forest around you. The start of a new cycle that will end with the cracking of brown leaves in November. You’re back out where you feel the most […]

Pennsylvania Launches HuntFishPA

HuntFishPA: A New Mobile-Friendly Outdoor Licensing Website The PA Game Commission and the PA Fish and Boat Commission worked together to launch HuntFishPA, a new singular website for hunters, anglers, and boaters in the Keystone State.  The new site, HuntFishPA, replaces the old Pennsylvania Automatic Licensing System (PALS) website, also known as The Outdoor Shop.  […]

Pheasant Hunting

Putting your boots on in a parking area with the sun just rising over a field, you can see opportunity with every patch of open grass and hedgerow. This is how so many of these hunts begin. When you load some shells in your orange vest, sometimes tattered with generations of thorns, grab your shotgun […]

Dove Hunting

It’s always impossible to know exactly how a first hunt is going to play out, but my first dove hunt experience was far from how we had anticipated things going when we started that morning.   My friend from work and I found ourselves deep on state game lands in a secluded field, and having […]