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Game lands tour offers look at wildlife


September 9, 2012
By Walt Young , The Altoona Mirror

As we make the transition to fall this month, most avid hunters will begin preseason scouting in some manner. Most hardcore archery hunters, of course, have already been doing their reconnaissance in preparation for the season opener on Sept. 29. I have many friends who take advantage of digital trail cameras to monitor the wildlife living around their favorite hunting spots. Almost every few days, someone seems to be showing me pictures of deer, bears or turkeys that have passed by one of their trail cams. I do a lot of my own preseason scouting by taking my cameras for a walk around the woods and fields this time of year, capturing images of everything from wildflowers, to mushrooms to brilliant fall foliage in the process.

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