posted on October 04, 2004 00:00
The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs has traditionally opposed Sunday hunting.
That didn't change -- at least not completely -- when the Federation held its fall convention last weekend in Oil City. There were indications, however, that some in the club may be rethinking things.
With 32 voting counties represented, the Federation agreed to support efforts by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to seek legislative approval for Sunday groundhog hunting.
Federation members stopped short of saying they would support Sunday hunting in general, however. They indicated they first want to know details about things like which seasons might be impacted.
"It was pointedly brought out that they would not support that broad blanket of Sunday hunting. They want to see the specifics and vote on those individually," said Melody Zullinger, executive director of the Federation.
That said, the move to support Sunday hunting in general was defeated just 20 to 10. That was much closer than past votes, Zullinger said.
"Before, it was always a broad no to everything," she said.
A meeting to discuss renovations planned for Keystone State Park is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the park's James Kell Visitor Center.
The park is scheduled to receive a $1.8 million Growing Greener grant to build a new campground shower house, new beach house with showers, lifeguard station and concession stand, and a new flush restroom facility at the park's boat launch.
The park is also getting three camping cottages and two yurts, and some existing campsites are being updated.
For information, call the park at 724-668-2939.
Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club will hold its fall gun bash Oct. 17 at the club, located at 5000 Crowfoot Road in Murrysville.
Doors open at 12:30 pm. Admission is $25 and includes unlimited food and drink. There will be chances to win more than 70 prizes, including firearms, tree stands, knives and more. The grand prize, to be awarded at 6 p.m., is a Colt AR 15 target rifle.
For tickets call, 724-327-2868, 724-468-4466 or 724-327-9315 or visit the club after 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
Twin Lakes Fishing Association will stock $800 worth of trout in the lower lake Tuesday sometime between 5 and 6 p.m.
The trout, coming from Angelo's Trout Farm and expected to run from 12 to 17 inches, will be primarily rainbows, with some brooks and browns mixed in. Twenty of the fish will be tagged for prizes.
Indiana Angler, located at 218 Grandview Ave. in Indiana, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
There will be fly tying demonstrations, casting instruction, and information on fly fishing for steelhead. There will be refreshments and door prizes, too.
For details, call 724-463-2011.
John Rochus, a steelhead guide from Ohio, will be the speaker at the Oct. 13 meeting of the Tri-County Trout Club. It is set for 7:30 p.m. at Burrell Lake Community Park's Fisher Hall. Admission for non-members is $2.
Logans Ferry Sportsmen's Club will host a basic pistol course at 7 p.m. Thursday at the club in Plum Borough. Materials will be supplied. Call 724-39-5550.
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