The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 25, 2012

Milton hunter continues 34-year tradition

By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item

— Troy Wolfe and his 20-year-old daughter, Karey, will be heading out to the woods at 6 a.m. today.

Taking part in the first day of rifle-hunting deer season has been a 34-year tradition for the Milton resident, who has taken the week off work.

Today will be the second year his daughter is joining him on the hunt.

“She’s a good shot,” said Wolfe, who expects a good season due to the mild winters in recent years.

Nearly 750,000 hunters are expected to be out across Pennsylvania during the two-week deer season, helping boost the estimated $1.6 million hunting industry.

“In addition to being a rich part of our state’s heritage, deer season is critical in managing Pennsylvania’s whitetails,” Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl Roe said. “The efforts of hunters are far-reaching; they help to keep deer populations in check, and enable the agency to meet deer management goals that benefit those who reside, visit or travel through this state.”