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Beyond the Harvest Contest


There is so much more to hunting than the harvest. Yet, sometimes we forget to capture those memories with a photo. For this contest, we encourage you to snap a photo of the landscape or wildlife surrounding your favorite hunting spot, the person sitting beside you in the stand, the meal you share after a successful hunt or any other special moment surrounding your Pennsylvania hunting experience that goes #beyondtheharvest for a chance to win a generous prize package!




Submit a photo showing an aspect of hunting other than the harvest and provide a short caption (a few sentences) describing why it is meaningful to you. E-mail the submission to, and use “BTH” in the subject line. Hunters may send more than one submission. Photos must be taken in Pennsylvania. Photos may be from any season including previous years. Submissions must include the hunter’s first and last name. By submitting the photo, the hunter acknowledges that he or she has received permission from all of the people pictured in the photo to enter it into the contest. Entries will be accepted from Sept. 30-Dec. 31.


All submitted photos become property of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. By submitting a photo into this contest, you grant the Game Commission the right to use, reproduce, store, transmit and communicate your submission in whole or in part in any media, marketing, advertising or promotional materials. Captions may be edited for length and grammar. Game Commission employees are not eligible.




Game Commission staff members will select a group of “contending” photos in late January and post the submissions in a photo album on Facebook*. Facebook users will determine the winning photo and caption by “liking” the image. The photo and caption with the most “likes” at the end of the contest will win a prize package.


The winner’s prize package will include a “Pennsylvania Game Commission Wild Game Cookbook, Second Edition”, a “Pennsylvania Deer Hunting, Through the Pages of Game News” book and the winner’s choice of a framed Wildlife Working Together art print.


The winner will also have the opportunity to submit a longer article describing their #beyondtheharvest hunting experiences to the Pennsylvania Game News to be considered for publication in the magazine.


*This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.