Free “Deer Season Kick-Off” Presentations at UPB

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – October 4, 2016 – Free presentations for deer hunters start at 1:00 pm in the University Room at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford on Sunday, October 30. The presentations are sponsored by the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) and UPB.

  1. Ever wonder about coyotes and deer?  The “Success of the Eastern Coyote” presentation by Matt Lovello of the Pennsylvania Game Commission starts at 1:00 pm.
  2. Is archery hunting your ‘thing’?  The Wild at Heart movie crew will once again be showcasing one of their actual archery hunts in the wilds of the Allegheny National Forest starting at 2:00 pm.
  3. How many big bucks have been shot in McKean County?  John Dzemyan, a hunter from McKean County and local historian, will present “Big Bucks Of McKean County” at 3:00 pm.

All these presentations are FREE to the public.  Attendees can stay all afternoon and pick and choose the presentations they want to see, or they can arrive just in time for the presentation of their choice.  Doors will open at 12:00 pm.  Signs will direct hunters from the main UP-B entrance off SR 346 west of Bradford to the University Room.

Recent trail camera photos of deer on the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) in McKean County will be available for hunters to view.  In addition, the KQDC will be displaying photos of bucks brought to the official deer check stations and photos of the largest bucks ever killed in McKean County since the 1940s.  The KQDC will offer information on the deer check station for this upcoming season.

Information booths will be staffed by agencies and organizations.  The Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) will have maps of where recent wood harvests have occurred, deer densities over last winter, and how the roads are marked.  Pick up your info at this Deer Season Kick-Off so you can better hunt the KQDC.

Collins Pine Company and the Allegheny National Forest will both have booths with maps of hunting areas available free to hunters.  Maps will show open roads and projected deer densities.

The KQDC is almost 75,000 acres of public and private lands managed to improve deer populations and habitat.  The cooperators are Sand County Foundation, Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Water Authority, Forest Investment Associates, Collins Pine Co. (Kane Hardwood), and RAM Forest Products.  Additional information can be obtained at or KQDC.