rmocarsky
(stranger)
06/01/18 07:21 PM
PA Preserves


I have been considering a trip to one of the preserves in PA (for boar and maybe some doe meat) as they have none in Maryland which is where I live.

Only thing is, according to internet opinion,they all seem about the same so . . .

I hope this is not in bad taste (if so feel free to remove it)but I would like anyone's opinion as to which preserve in PA is their favorite and why.

Also I am 66 years old and in not the best of health (bad hips) so much walking and any climbing is out of the question.

Thanks.

Rmocarsky


billa
(old hand)
06/01/18 07:31 PM
Re: PA Preserves

Check out the link to the post below. This will get you started.

http://www.handgunhunt.com/forum/ubbthre...Search=true#top


nytracker
(addict)
06/01/18 07:47 PM
Re: PA Preserves

Wilderness in Everett PA is a first class outfit. Good people nice lodge first class animals. Tioga preserve gets rave reviews from more than a few of our board members. I personally haven't hunted there but have visited the place a couple of times. James and racksmasher could tell you more.

rmocarsky
(stranger)
06/01/18 10:27 PM
Re: PA Preserves

OP here.

OK that's Tioga and Wilderness so far. I don't think the Pig Farm has a lodge to stay/eat, but not sure.

How is the food at Tioga?

Anyone been to Whispering Hollows? How about High Ridge?

They are both in PA.

Rmocarsky


dhom
(addict)
06/02/18 06:55 AM
Re: PA Preserves

 Originally Posted By: rmocarsky
OP here.

OK that's Tioga and Wilderness so far. I don't think the Pig Farm has a lodge to stay/eat, but not sure.

How is the food at Tioga?

Anyone been to Whispering Hollows? How about High Ridge?

They are both in PA.

Rmocarsky
I have hunted the Wilderness and High Ridge. The food and lodging at the Wilderness are much better. High Ridge is generally a bit less expensive. Either will cater to your needs and have good guides.


racksmasher1
(veteran)
06/03/18 06:39 AM
Re: PA Preserves

Check your PM

billa
(old hand)
06/18/18 11:51 PM
Re: PA Preserves

What have you concluded on your quest for a PA Preserve?

rmocarsky
(stranger)
06/19/18 07:05 PM
Re: PA Preserves

Billa,

I am leaning towards the Wilderness, although it is quite a drive from Baltimore, and it will probably be next year.

One thing I will do if I can is try to stay there until the meat is processed so that I do not have to make a second trip to retrieve it.

I also got on youtube and looked all I could and Whispering Hollows definitely has what looks like farm pigs.

If I wanted that, I would go to Mohr's Widowmaker island hunt which is considerably closer and less expensive.

Unfortunately all my vacation time is committed for this year.

Also, I will probably go in early fall, as I hate to freeze!

I wonder if they would allow the use of a .45 ACP for the boar. I have only taken paper with it over all these years.

Rmocarsky


billa
(old hand)
06/20/18 12:10 AM
Re: PA Preserves

I believe you will be happy with the Wilderness. It?s a first class operation. As far as the 45 ACP goes, I believe that will be fine. If you go in the fall Before the leaves come off I would assume there will be some cover. I was there in March and it was fairly open country.
The trip from the Baltimore area to Everett should only be 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Much closer than Tioga for instance.
I would discuss your meat processing options with them in advance to see what options you have. They may cut your meat the same day. I would suggest you consider buying a vacuum bagger at Sam?s Club or WalMart and packing your own. To me that?s part of the overall hunting experience.


dhom
(addict)
06/20/18 06:24 AM
Re: PA Preserves

 Originally Posted By: rmocarsky
Billa,

I am leaning towards the Wilderness, although it is quite a drive from Baltimore, and it will probably be next year.

One thing I will do if I can is try to stay there until the meat is processed so that I do not have to make a second trip to retrieve it.

I also got on youtube and looked all I could and Whispering Hollows definitely has what looks like farm pigs.

If I wanted that, I would go to Mohr's Widowmaker island hunt which is considerably closer and less expensive.

Unfortunately all my vacation time is committed for this year.

Also, I will probably go in early fall, as I hate to freeze!

I wonder if they would allow the use of a .45 ACP for the boar. I have only taken paper with it over all these years.

Rmocarsky
I am not sure about processing the meat but, I know they will quarter it and put it on ice for you. Again, it has good food.


rmocarsky
(stranger)
06/20/18 10:12 PM
Re: PA Preserves

Billa,

I must have gotten the distances confused between Baltimore and Tioga and Baltimore and Wilderness.

Rmocarsky


billa
(old hand)
06/24/18 05:00 PM
Re: PA Preserves

I think they get quite a few clients from Maryland. When my son and I were there last March they had a group of 12 or so MD hunters that do an annual hunt together. I believe most of them work together at Aberdeen.

mikefrompa
(old hand)
12/12/18 09:39 PM
Re: PA Preserves

My son and I have hunted at the Wilderness lodge in Everett. Very nice people. First vlass lodging and food.

racksmasher1
(veteran)
12/13/18 06:24 AM
Re: PA Preserves

It?s the best place i have hunted Boars, Tracker and myself are going back in early October,this will make year 5.

nytracker
(addict)
12/13/18 08:40 PM
Re: PA Preserves

Yup looking forward to it . Always a good time.

Lynn Bear
(stranger)
12/20/18 08:50 PM
Re: PA Preserves

A great way to get meat home if you are only several hours away is to pack meat with ice in a large, plastic, clean, garbage can. You can get your whole pig in one. Also, I have hunted the Wilderness twice for pigs and they are top notch folks. 😃👍