Kicks off Rifle Deer Season with Comprehensive Coverage
November 29, 2010 7:00 AM
by Michele Marchetti
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For the next two weeks, the unofficial state color of Pennsylvania is orange.

Statewide, 750,000 deer hunters today are trading their work and school clothes for the bright orange coats filling Penn’s Woods, the Pennsylvania Game Commission estimated.

Through Friday, hunters in Centre County and adjacent districts will be able to hunt for antlered deer only. Then, from Saturday through Dec. 11, hunters in this part of the state will be able to hunt for both antlered and antler-less deer. (Hunters in other parts of the state will be able to hunt for both antlered and antler-less deer Monday through Dec. 11. Details are available via the Game Commission website.) offers comprehensive coverage of the season with a package of articles that includes everything from a trend report to a guest column written by a reader who has an intimate relationship with the venison that graces his table. While his wife’s task is shooting a deer or two, he’s responsible for the “gutting, dragging, hanging, butchering and cooking.”

We’ll be adding more stories, including a field report from senior editor and news reporter Adam Smeltz and photographer Nathan A. Smith.

Here’s a list of what we’ve posted so far:

Have a great venison recipe or a hunting story to share? We’d love to hear what hunting season means to you.

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