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Courtesy of the PGCRon Shaulis of West Newton, Pa, shows off his 13-point new record book Westmoreland County buck he arrowed on Oct. 2017. Courtesy of the PGCRon Shaulis of West Newton, Pa, shows off his 13-point new record book Westmoreland County buck he arrowed on Oct. 2017.

Outdoors: Record bow buck taken in PA

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by nick hromiak Special to the Press in Sports

Pennsylvania has a new record book bow buck. The 13-point typical buck was arrowed on Oct. 24, 2017 by Ron Shaulis of West Newton, Pa., on public land in Westmoreland County.

The new record buck had a net score of 185-4/8 that surpassed the previous record holder that scored 178-2/8, which was taken in Allegheny County in 2004.

According to Bob D’Angelo, PGC Big-Game Record Scorer and B&C official scorer, the rack was symmetrical and lost only 7 7/8-inches in side-to-side deductions, which included and inch-and-a-half abnormal points off the right side G-2 point. “That’s not much in deductions on a set of antlers this size,” D’Angelo claims.

The rack has 25 and 26-inch main beams, more than 11-inch G-2 and G-3 points, a 20-inch inside spread and 4.5-inch or better circumferences at the four locations where the latter is measured.

Shaulis said he put in considerable amount of time scouting and monitoring trail cameras to get this trophy with a compound bow.

Last year, the PGC said a buck taken in Clearfield County scored 228-6/8 and was the new No. 1 Non-Typical Archery buck category.


While it has been frosty and snowy outside, it may be difficult to think of camping season. Well the 57th Annual Lehigh Valley RV & Campgrounds Show rolls into town and may get you in the mood for the upcoming camping season.

This annual event gets underway Jan. 12-14 at the Agri-Plex within the Allentown Fairgrounds at 302 N. 17th St., Allentown.

At least 13 local dealers will display everything from “pop-ups” to class A Motor Homes will be available for your inspection inside the Agri-Plex’s 60,000 square feet and up to 30,000 square feet outside the building.

In addition to a myriad of RVs and campers, representatives from a variety of campgrounds will be on hand to explain what they have to offer plus Anderson’s Campgrounds Directory will have information on over 100 campgrounds on the East Coast.

The Lehigh Valley RV and Campground Show is the oldest RV show in the country. Admission is $7 for adults, children under 12 free and of course parking is free.

For more information on who is displaying check or call the Fairgrounds office at 610-433-7541.


During this same weekend, Cabela’s in Hamburg is hosting two free seminars that should interest sportsmen and snow lovers.

On Jan. 13 and 14, the outfitter will present Reloading 101 for those who would like to save money by loading their own ammo. This seminar will be repeated on Sunday, Jan. 14 with both getting underway at 12-noon within the store’s Reloading area of the Hunting Department.

On Sunday, Jan. 14, a Snowshoeing for Beginners seminar will be offered in the stores Footwear Department. The seminar will cover the types of snowshoes, trekking poles, footwear and clothing that will keep you comfy when participating in this outdoor activity that is also a fitness sport.

After the indoor session, Ron Leh, Cabela’s marketing manager, said the indoor session will then relocate to the nearby Kernsville Dam Recreation Area to put these newfound skills to use. If the area is void of snow, Leh says the group will go for a short hike. Cabela’s asks that interested participants should register by calling 610-374-2944, ext. 2611. The event is co-sponsored by Cabela’s and Blue Mountain Wildlife.