The Boone and Crocket Club (www.boone-crockett.org) 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).
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.
Despite the cold weather, there are some avid kayakers and paddlers who refuse to let the temperature stop them from enjoying their beloved sport. And for those new to the sport or those who received a kayak or canoe for a holiday gift and are dying to test it out, beware of the cold water.
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.
If you are one of many sportsmen and gals seeking a place to hunt, consider state game lands or lands that are part of the formerly named Farm-Game Co-Op, that are now called the Hunter Access Program (HAP).
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.
Sportsman have a potpourri of hunting pursuits after this past weekend’s opening of the squirrel, rabbit, grouse, woodcock and one-week muzzleloader deer hunting season (that ends this Sat. Oct. 22) for antlerless deer. Add to that duck season that opens in the southern portions of Pennsylvania.
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.
For sportsmen and sports gals fortunate to have a place to hunt in WMU’s 2B, here in 5C and 5D, the archery deer hunting season kicks off for you this Saturday, Sept. 17. The season starts here two weeks earlier than the statewide season that gets underway Oct. 1. At this time both antlered and antlerless deer may be taken.
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.