Author: Megan Plete Postol

Megan Plete Postol is an award-winning outdoor journalist covering hunting, angling, conservation, environmental issues, and outdoor news. She lives near the base of the Adirondack Mountains, where she loves to fish, hike, kayak, camp, snowshoe, and hunt. Her work has appeared in numerous outdoor publications, including Meateater, Wide Open Spaces, Outdoor News, All Outdoor, Miss Pursuit, Harvesting Nature, and more. Plete Postol is the author of the Women’s Perspectives column in the Trappers Post magazine. She is a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, Outdoor Writers Association of America, and serves on the board of the New York State Outdoor Writers Association. She has a B.S. in Public Relations & Journalism from Utica University. She also serves as the New York Ambassador for Artemis Sportswomen, an initiative of the National Wildlife Federation that tasks ambassadors with conservation advocacy, mentorship, and organizing events for women to learn outdoor skills, such as hunting, fishing, and trapping.

A hidden gem is nestled in the unsuspecting hills of Central New York State, and its name is Vernon National Shooting Preserve. It’s a heritage location for the modern sportsman: a generational family farm that has been lovingly converted into a full-service shooting sports and upland hunting center. It’s a complete package for anyone who loves to pull a trigger. Vernon National Shooting Preserve is not only a premier pheasant hunt destination, but it’s also a recreational target shooter’s dream with a wide range of options, including two fully automated sporting clays courses with 16 stations, fully lit trap field,…

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