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Hunting in Pennsylvania: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Field Experience

By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2015 02:42 PM

If you need to know the basics for hunting in Pennsylvania and all you have is your phone, online resources are just a click away.

Here are some of the best apps to enhance your field experience:

1. GoHuntPA Toolkit (free)
The Pennsylvania State Game Commission offers this guide to enhance your hunting and trapping experience. The app includes an interactive map of all available game lands within 50 miles of your location.

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It also has a full list of hunting rules and regulations. You can click for sunrise and sunset times or the weather report, share your hunting photos on Instagram or set the SOS feature to track your location.

2. The Official Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests (free)
This free app found in the App Store or Google Play was created to help visitors find updated maps, weather and news about the state’s parks. Users can make campground reservations right from their phones, record the coordinates of animal they spot or even share a photo from the app at the touch of a button.

3. Pennsylvania Deer Hunting Guide ($1.99)
This gives you the basics on deer hunting season and bag limits, as well as where to find archery shops, feed stores and game processors nearby. You can check the lunar calendar on the app or calculate your deer hunting score.

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4. What the Hunt Pennsylvania ($1.99)
This app gives you an at-a-glance look at what to hunt (birds, waterfoul, small game, fur bearer), when to hunt and details on limits. The same information is on the official state app, but this one narrows it down to just the basics.

5. Hunting Map – Pennsylvania ($7.99)
This app is just hunting maps with state game lands, forest lands and parks, the Allegheny National Forest, the Erie National Wildlife Refuge and Cooperative Farm and Forest game programs. You can use these maps without an Internet connection to save your battery life.

For more information about Pennsylvania hunting apps, search the App Store or Google Play.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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