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 […]
About Brandon Rapp
Brandon is a freelance outdoor writer contributing articles to publications such as Petersen’s Hunting, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and North American Deer Hunter. In addition to his magazine work, he’s contributed regular pieces for The Reading Eagle Newspaper outdoor section and blog posts for Kinsey’s Outdoors.
His writing has covered conservation, current events, and ways to help hunters and anglers be more successful perusing and cooking fish and game. Along the way he helps to provide insight by reviewing current gear and clothing being marketed to hunters and anglers. He also enjoys interviewing professionals and personalities in the outdoors to expand opportunities to get outside in pursuit of new adventures.
Entries by Brandon Rapp
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 […]
Off-Season Practice and Preparation Spring for most, is a date on the calendar. It’s hope for those who spend their winters in offices, homes, and commuter lanes. It’s as if most of the people you talk to only consider the world to exist when the temperature is above 70 degrees. That’s when we don’t have […]
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. […]
Tradition, there’s plenty of it this time of year. The time of year when you look at the calendar a few more times than you normally would. A time of year when you spend those vacation days as carefully as you do your hard-earned dollars. Making that time off last and giving yourself as much […]
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 […]
Buying a New Compound Bow Buying a new compound bow is a big purchase no doubt about it. It’s something you’re going to spend a lot of time with sharing both successes and frustrations. A fairly serious investment for most of us, you want to make sure buyer’s remorse and disappointment are the last thoughts […]
No matter on which side of the conversation you were on, history will be made this hunting season in Pennsylvania. For the first time ever, hunters will be legally allowed to hunt deer and bear on a Sunday expanding opportunities for hunters whose time is at a premium with work, school, and other family activities. […]
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 […]
Gear Up for the Big Woods Big woods whitetail hunting is about as challenging as it gets. Not only do hunters have to deal with long treks across mountainous terrain, but the lack of agricultural food sources and typically lower deer densities test even the best woodsmanship. There’s no one piece of gear available that […]