History Question - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By Fleroo
  • 1 Post By loridr
  • 1 Post By Kansas
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PA - Venango County
Posts: 401
Back To Top
History Question

Who knows with certainty they first year Pennsylvania had a flintlock season?
The year it was expanded from select sites to statewide?
TrailMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 03:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: 2A-Wash. Co.
Posts: 16,447
Back To Top
Mmmmmm. ALMOST positive first year was 1974. And 1979 is ringing a bell as far as the expansion from GL's
TrailMan likes this.

2A-Wash. Co.
Fleroo is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 05:22 PM
The Man
 
loridr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pa, Dauphin co
Posts: 8,464
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fleroo View Post
Mmmmmm. ALMOST positive first year was 1974. And 1979 is ringing a bell as far as the expansion from GL's

Correct on both counts! But you don't win nothin'.
NorthernPotterCo likes this.
loridr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2020, 05:31 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SW PA
Posts: 4,122
Back To Top
I went on the first ML hunt in the game lands around Uniontown up on the mountain. Can't remember the year but I know it was the first. Only specific GL's. Hunting with a ML ever since.
Laylow is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2020, 07:23 PM
New Arrival
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 19
Back To Top
I was just a kid probably 14 or so when I went on my first PA ML hunt. It was specified GL only. A wonderful neighbor of mine took me. He is now passed but was a wonderful man and took a snot nosed kid on lots of deer hunts over the years to NY, PA and countless fishing trips chasing small mouth bass. He drove me about 1 or more hours from Beaver County to GL in Venago CO even let me use his .45 Hawken Rifle! Did not get a deer but missed on and nicked another. It bleed maybe an ounce of blood. I am guessing it was 1978 or 1979. I just remember missing the deer, and lots of knee deep snow!!

Thank You John Reed!! You made a big difference in this snot nosed kids life.
loridr likes this.
Kansas is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2020, 08:09 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: conestoga,pa/Mills,Pa
Posts: 5,503
Back To Top
thanks for the history. welcome to HPA , Kansas.
NorthernPotterCo is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 11:16 PM
New Arrival
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brush Valley Twp., Indiana Co, PA
Posts: 31
Back To Top
I have kept many of the hunting/trapping regulations booklets since I began hunting in 1969. Being an avid muzzleloader hunter, I went back and looked at the rule books. I can't seem to locate the one for the 1974-75 hunting season. But in 1973-74 booklet, there is no mention of a flintlock season. The 1975-76 booklet specifies hunting was permitted on only 37 designated state game lands. In the 1976-77 rules, it was expanded to 41 designated state game lands. In the 1977-78 booklet, it was further expanded to 60 designated state game lands. The 1979-80 booklet shows the season went state-wide that season.

My recollection is that, at some point prior to going state-wide, the Allegheny National Forest was included in addition to the "designated state game lands", but I don't see that mentioned in any of the rules booklets. I recall starting participation in the flintlock season during the 1977-78 hunting year, and we hunted the Allegheny National Forest at that time, so I think that's the year it was included (in addition to the 60 designated state game lands).
Young Timer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome