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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hunters,

I have been trying to satisfy my curiosity concerning hunting preserves in PA, and all my findings so far have led me to think that they aren't much nothing more than killing non-farm animals that are kept on a farm. Not the same at all as hunting free range game.

Are there any that do come even remotely close in PA?

I think there are in Texas, but I am talking about the east coast.

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What type of preserves are you referring to?

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Re: hunting preserves in PA

BrowningFan369,

I just did a google search on "hunting preserves in Pennsylvania", looked at their sites, then did a search on YouTube referencing hunting at these places, and the ones that are on YouTube . . . well, let's just say the animals, by and large look far too tame to make pursuing them seem like no challenge at all.

I was just wondering if they are all like that in Pennsylvania.

Now, when doing the same for places in Texas, huge difference.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 12:12 AM
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Then go have fun in texas if you want ones that big. dont think you'll find a comparable one sizeage wise here in PA.. Either way, they are all fenced in animals, doesnt matter where if thats what you want....

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You probably won't find anything with massive land here in PA.

I dida preserve hunt for a bachelor party a couple summers ago, it was a great time. Overall the animals were pretty tame but in our case we had nine hunters so after awhile the animals got wise. It took us quite some time to track down and harvest the last hunter's animal.

I don't think that is what you are looking for and I don't think you will find it in PA.

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You can have 1 acre or 1000 acres, if it's surrounded by a fence then it's a canned hunt! It's a black eye for the sport and should be banned across the board!
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I can say, I've hunted most preserves in pa. These places are good if you want a few days away, a good time with the guys, a good place to take a first time hunter, or if you want a head on the wall or meat on the table. They are all about the same. If hunting one of these here, I would suggest bow only. The boar hunts can be challenging if you pinpoint a specific animal. And yes, they can be aggressive as I have been charged many times, and have been brushed by some boar. Your sheep and goat breeds are fairly a farm type shoot, although once again...if you target a specific animal, they can get skittish fast.
The pa preserves are no comparison to ones in Texas. I have also hunted a large preserve in Tennessee quite a few times. The one I've hunted is 2600 acres fenced in. And although fenced, it is far from a canned hunt. This one holds a herd of hundreds of fallow deer that breed on their own, and aren't trucked in on an as needed basis. Same as the boar on the property. One of our hunters saw a specific sika deer the first day that he was determined to get.....5 days later, he never got a shot at it, although he did see it briefly a few times. And that was with a rifle. So I consider places like this one, far from a canned hunt. Feel free to give me a pm if you want any more specific info.
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Like fishing for stocked trout.

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Like fishing for stocked trout.
or pheasants....

not much to fish for or hunt unless they stock the trout and birds.

i go to homestead hunts in edinboro for pheasants, good time, great hunt, you know the birds are there (somewhere)

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When your old body prevents you from hitting the fiels and woods like in years passed the preserve system helps. I have gone on several pheasant preserve hunts including this year's HPA get together and have had a blast. To me it is worth $100 or so to go out knowing you will get some shooting and enjoyment.

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