Visitors to the Game Commission’s Facebook page are casting their votes in the agency’s third annual Turkey Harvest Photo Contest, and voting remains open through June 19.
Finalists have been selected in each the youth and adult categories, and voters can pick their favorites by “liking’ the images.
One winner in each category will receive a personalized, engraved box call from Top Calls, of Renovo, Pa.
The Game Commission received hundreds of photos of excited hunters with their 2019 Pennsylvania spring gobblers. Finalists were selected by a panel of judges and voting opened June 11.
Visit the Game Commission’s Facebook page to help select the winners.
Accident-free spring turkey season celebrated
Pennsylvania hunters had a perfect safety record in the recently completed 2019 spring turkey season.
No hunting-related shooting incidents were reported to the Game Commission during the month-long season. While years ago, it was common for hundreds of incidents to occur in a year, the total has dipped to about a couple dozen, thanks in part to the requirement for all first-time license buyers to complete a Hunter-Trapper Education training course. Administering the course wouldn’t be possible without a dedicated team of Hunter-Trapper Education instructors, who volunteer their time to teach it.
At a time when state legislators are considering expanded Sunday hunting opportunities, and opponents have raised questions about hunter safety, the accident-free spring turkey season is something to note, and something of which all hunters can be proud.
Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission