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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Large number of Out of State Upland Hunters

Gentlemen,
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.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: Large number of Out of State Upland Hunters

No doubt the Internet.....not all that read post and many who read sift threads for bargains and hotspots.
Has happened with print media as well.
Hard for many not to brag tho.

GBE was correct....decades ago.

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That's the reason I only hunt bad covers that hold no birds. Much less competition!!

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Re: Large number of Out of State Upland Hunters

Great post Pine Creek. I'll bet many of the out of Staters are like me. I was born and raised in PA. I'm a member of a camp and hunted Potter Co. all my life. Then I had to move to Ohio for a job 15 years ago. Potter Co. is in my heart and I wish I could come up more, but the 8 hour drive holds me back.
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222shooter,
Next time you are in Potter give me a yell I will try to help you out. I was born here and finally got to return.
I fully understand about having your heart in Potter/Tioga County,
mine is here also.
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Me too-born in Berks got my undergrad in Tioga county Pine-helped stock trout down that railroad grade in your photo. We get up grouse hunting once a year with college buddies-homecoming.
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Not suprised, I always read posts on here about how great Potter and Tioga grouse numbers are...
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Too funny ruffedG
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Some are discovering that boasting about how good the hunting is in their area and posting pictures of hero shots results in hordes of internet scouters showing up in their covers. To those who do this I say enjoy the crowds.
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Gentlemen,
We have thousands and thousands of acres to hunt here in NC Pa, lots on private and public land. Grouse hunters have little or no effect on the over all Grouse population, sounds like a lot of sour grapes. Hero shots, you got to be kidding me.
The thread was about all the different out of state hunters, and asking them to respect our mountains,
few ever find our covert locations, and fewer yet are good enough with a shotgun to matter. Please bring your youngsters and teach them how to Grouse hunt in our vast mountain forests, we love to have hordes of them to add to our upland shooting life. Never saw a crowd in our Grouse woods yet, and I have hunted here over 50 years now.
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