Completely and Utterly Skunked: Hunting PA Public Land

Walt Hunting PA Public Land

After a very long two weeks, I walked to my mailbox and found my PA Antlerless Deer Tags waiting inside. It meant that all of the preparation that I had over the past several weeks would finally come to fruition. It was time to hit the woods. It was time to harvest myself a deer.

A few days prior to going into the woods, I was given some advice on a new hunting spot. It was on the opposite side of the lake that I planned to hunt but rumor had it that there was much less hunting pressure and more deer in the area. With a very tight schedule, I hit the woods to do a little scouting about an hour before dark.

I left frustrated and confused. The best I could do was find what looked like a beaten down path caused by animals going in and out of the woods. It went against everything I’d learned so far but I was going to hunt this path and hope that I could at least watch a few deer move around in the woods.

My first experience Hunting PA Public Land was enjoyable but in terms of deer, I was completely and utterly skunked. I saw and heard nothing except birds and a couple of very annoying squirrels. If the rain holds off, I’ll be back in the woods on Friday. With any luck I’ll do a little better next time.


Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - I’m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

3 thoughts on “Completely and Utterly Skunked: Hunting PA Public Land

  1. Updates….we need updates!
    If you want to plan a CO hunt some year, let me know. We can do an Antelope, Mule Deer or Elk hunt, & I can promise you’ll see game.

    1. Dale,
      IPCPR Needs to do a Trade Show in CO so that I could combine the trip…. LOL

      I have 2 more videos to post but I’ve been incredibly busy as of late. I feel guilty about not getting out more and posting additional content but for the first time in 2 years, I’m actually in a position to work overtime (with the price of everything climbing, a few extra bucks is always nice).

      I’ll try to get the 1st of the 2 videos posted this weekend.

      Thanks for the comment

  2. Walt,

    No worries, I know life is busy, and other things come first. Seriously though, I’m very interested in your journey down the hunting path. I was fortunate that I had a mentor in my early 20’s who taught me much. We hunted together for years. Wish you were closer so we could hunt together. One of these days it will work out.

    In the meantime, bring home the bacon while the “man” is paying OT and keep that wonderful family secure.


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