This past couple weeks here in Potter/Tioga we have been in-indated with upland hunters, this trend started a few years back, and has grown every year for the past 5 or 6 years. I do not know if its because our Grouse numbers are up or if the younger generations is now using their Grandparents camps, however we have many people from
OH, MD, NY, VT, ME, VA, WVa, NC, NJ and Tenn coming here to mostly Grouse and Woodcock hunt. Some stay to Turkey hunt also. Saturday evening I went to one of the my lesser known SFL Grouse coverts, to find 2 sets of out of state Grouse hunters, and 3 Turkey hunters already parked just outside the Yellow gates. Now we have some vast mountains here, and our Grouse population has been growing. I hope the out of state hunters appreciate what Pa has to offer, however the trash being left behind is tough on us home mountain people, we are definitely not use to seeing it. I pick up drink bottles on almost every outing now. Please respect our mountains and
make sure you leave only foot prints and take only pictures and your legal game limits. Most of the men and ladies I am meeting are great people with fine dogs and good shotguns. Out of state hunters, also remember from the end of Sept to the end of Jan no ATV's are allowed in the SGL or SFL, by Pa Game law. Have a great time in Pa hunting its a vast and beautiful wilderness, please respect it.