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Why choose between hunting or fishing? Do both!

Sportsmen across the Commonwealth are routinely faced with a difficult decision. Do I hunt today or do I go fishing? With the many time constraints that everyone faces today, be it work or family commitments, time afield is limited. But there is no reason to pick one or the other. The Keystone state offers multiple opportunity to do both in the same day or trip.

Trips which combine hunting and fishing are very popular with many guides through out the nations. Close to home you will find many outfitters who offer "cast & blast" outings on the Chesapeake , primarily for striped bass and waterfowl. Such trips usually involve hunting in the morning followed by an afternoon of fishing. The same theory can be applied to your personal trips here at home.

Many opportunities exist for self guided "cast & blast" adventures during both the Spring and Fall hunting seasons. The Spring gobbler season is a perfect time to test the waters so to say. By the time gobbler season is in full swing several species of fish are also in season including striped bass in the Southeast and walleye, trout and perch statewide. Why not gun for turkey's in the morning and cast for striped bass or trout in the afternoon? Not only do you get two trips in one, but you get to make the most of your day by spending twice as much time afield rather than simply traveling. This same practice can be applied during the Fall waterfowl season, especially when most successful waterfowl hunting is on or near productive fishing waters.

So, grab your gun and your rod and get ready for double the fun!

Good luck and good hunting!

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