I think the Homegrowers on this site might benefit more from the group if it included additional hunting goals! It would still be a bit like a big game hunting trip where several folks agree to travel to a location to hunt something and maybe even preserve it on the spot. Here are some examples.....
There are always areas of the country/world that have bounty during a particular time of year and that are hard to get locally. Anyway, you folks get the idea about hunting groups to include other than meat hunters too.Since we're located all over the country maybe we could each offer some suggestions that we are familiar and privy to from our own regions. That way the others would have an insider to point to the most bountiful places and at the most oportune times making it easy to plan a trip alone or with a group.
Lynn... those elk may be closer than you think. They have been reintroduced in Allegheny County in the Callahan, Oglies Creek area. My wife has family there. Uncle Ray has heard them on his property there. Hasn't seen one yet, but they are there. No season on them, just thought I'd mention the reintroduction program.
I hope to harvest all the white tail that my tags will allow this year. I lost EVERYTHING from my freezer due to the storm/power outage this summer. Been doing LOTS of foraging this summer to try and refill it.