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Outdoors: potential record elk taken in Montana

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Boone and Crocket Club ( has announced a potentially new world record bowshot elk.

Taken during the 2016 Montana archery season, and on public land, the elk scored an astounding 430 inches after the six-day drying period.

The bull elk was taken on a solo hunt early in the Montana archery season by resident Steve Felix, who brought the bull to the attention of Boone & Crockett (B&C).

Outdoors: Some lakes are already frozen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Although we’ve had some cold, below freezing temperature nights, you would think it wouldn’t be sufficient for local lakes to freeze for ice fishing.

Well some are.

According to Chris Mohry, from Chris’ Outdoors Sports shop in Mertztown, die-hard ice anglers have been ice fishing Ontelaunee Reservoir in upper Berks County for the past two weeks.

Mohry reports that Ontelaunee has from 2-4 inches of ice depending on where you are on the lake.

SAR Program to start

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re like me and thousands of other kids in their youth who learned to shoot with a Daisy BB rifle, then you could make an effort to perpetuate the sport by checking out SAR, the Student Air Rifle Program.

SAR was developed by the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance in 2013 as a nonprofit organization, and is ready to launch the program nationally according to Jake Hindman, SAR founder.

Outdoors: Temps won’t stop fall anglers

Friday, October 28, 2016 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Despite fall temperatures, avid anglers don’t let that prevent them from launching their boats for some fall fishing. For those who do, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PF&BC) reminds all boaters that beginning Nov. 1 and continuing until April 30, you are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length.

Outdoors: Archery bow hunting season set to start

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday, Oct. 1, marks the state wide opening of the archery bow hunting season for antlered and antlerless deer. The season typically follows the early opener in WMU units 2B, 5C and 5D where the Pennsylvania Game Commission allows a longer hunt to cull the overabundance of deer in those populated areas.

Come Saturday, most hunters will be climbing into treestands as they hold the most advantageous vantage point to see deer farther into the woods while having unaware deer come closer to the hunter for clean arrow shot.

Golf tourney proceeds benefit Duarte family

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by NICK HROMIAK in Local News

Northampton mother died 8 weeks after giving birth to second child

On Sept. 4, Northampton’s Hungarian Hall Golf Association held its Ring of Fire golf tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course in North Catasauqua. But this wasn’t your typical golf outing. It was a benefit that, over the past 10 years, has raised more than $63,000 to help a needy person, family or charity, according to Jeff Christoff, the charity’s spokesperson.