On a quiet country road, not far from Laceyville, PA you will find a game preserve called Ringneck Ridge. The owners, John (a retired Plant Manager of a large corporation) and Mindy (an Air Force Nurse during the Vietnam era) Piccotti have managed to carve out and cultivate a unique business providing authentic pheasant and upland hunting experiences to their clients.
One frosty October morning in 2008, John volunteered as a mentor/coordinator for the annual Pheasants Forever Youth Mentored Hunt at a PA state game land near the Francis E. Walter Dam, White Haven, PA. He and Mindy, along with other avid sportsmen and women, gathered to provide a positive hunting experience for kids of all ages while teaching individuals and their families the importance of firearm safety, conservation and outdoor ethics. Alan Roberts was one of the dog handlers for this event. His wife, Barbara, had volunteered to help Mindy prepare food for the event participants. As they prepared the meal, Mindy told Barb that she and John had recently purchased an adjacent property, which included a handicap-accessible home decorated to mimic a rustic and homey hunting lodge.