Seems like we just concluded a long deer season, many nice deer were shot, stories shared on here. We had our first October bear hunts, and got to follow along with those that ran baits for months in advance, and got to share in their success... Winter gave us a late blast, but it didn't stop the trout opener, many are out and enjoying it in Jersey, PA and NY. The shad run came back in full force - many members are out and about enjoying the purple-silver fighters. Turkey is about to open - there will be many longbeard adventures posted here. I see huge stripers posted, that's only going to get better, followed by blues, fluke, seabass sharks and tuna, then stripers all over again, then blackfish. Didn't even mention the rest of the freshwater menu, like catfish, largemouth, smallmouth, walleye, pike, musky, crappie, etc. Bowfishing anyone - we got it. Many will be scouting whitetails for the fall opener, many already putting out minerals and working food plots.
I know we are not Alaska, or Montana, Wyoming, etc... I know we pay horrendous taxes and risk our lives enduring grueling commutes. I know we are surrounded by a-holes in just about everything we do...
But - where else can you truly live and get that kind of variety as an outdoorsman? Our deer hunting is not on par with Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, etc. But we have better bear hunting. We have better fishing, heck they can't fluke fish out there. Only thing we are really missing are speed goats, elk, moose, 'bou and mule deer.
Edited by JHbowhunter, 04/19/17 - 07:45 PM.