Historic Photos of Hunting and Fishing in Pennsylvania

I came across a great collection of hunting/fishing photographs the other day at the Pennsylvania State Archives. All of these were taken by the PA Department of Forestry in the north and west parts of the state¬†between 1915 and 1935 to document the uses of Pennsylvania’s natural areas.¬†The folks in these pictures don’t look too different from the hunters of today.

All of these photographs were taken from the Pennsylvania State Archives, Record Group 6.20: Department of Forests and Waters, Public Relations Office, Photographs and Negatives 1890-1971. Please cite the State Archives if you copy any of these images!

A Hunting Party
“A Hunting Party,” Logan State Forest, June 1925 photo by H.B. Kirk
Ole Bull Public Camp Ground
“Ole Bull Public Camp Ground,” December 1922 photo by W.A. Luey
A Catch of Coons Rabbit and Pheasants
“A Catch of Coons, Rabbit and Pheasants,” photo by H.W. Shoemaker

A Grand Old Hunter
“A Grand Old Hunter,” from ‘A Picture of Myself and Some of my Catch One Fall a Few Years Ago’ by E.N. Woodcock
A Good Hunt
“A Good Hunt,” Jackson Township, Huntingdon County, “Camp Leased to A.M. Lauver, Altoona.”
A Good Quarry- Deer Bear and Rabbits
“A Good Quarry- Deer, Bear and Rabbits,” Ole Bull Public Camp Ground, photo by W.A. Luey
Camp and Gun
“Camp and Gun,” East Branch, Clinton County, “Dr. Rothrock noted: ‘the human product of the forest is needed in war times.”
A Good Catch 1
“A Good Catch,” near Betula, McKean County, photo by W.T. Clarke
A Good Catch 2
“A Good Catch,” near Betula, McKean County, photo by W.T. Clarke
A Beautiful Place to Fish
“A Beautiful Place to Fish,” near Betula, McKean County, photo by W.T. Clarke
Six Hunters and Their Quarry
“Six Hunters and Their Quarry,” near Betula, McKean County, December 19 1915, photo by W.T. Clarke
Fishing is Fun 1
“Fishing is Fun,” near Hull, Potter County, photo by W.T. Clarke
Fishing is Fun 2
“Fishing is Fun,” near Hull, Potter County, photo by W.T. Clarke
A Hunting Party and their Bear
“A Hunting Party and their Bear,” near Hull, Potter County, photo by W.T. Clarke

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