Wednesday, May 20, 2015

July 25, 2015 Hunter Ed Class

Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education


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Location & Schedule


Meeting on:

Date Time
Saturday, July 25, 2015 ----------------------8:00am - 5:00pm

Located at:

Springdale District Sportsmen's Assoc.
2181 Butler Logan Road
Tarentum, PA 15084

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Special Instructions for All Students

$3.00 Lunch or bring your own


Cancellation Policies

You must cancel your registration before Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 8:00am.

Minimum-Age Policy

All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by July 25, 2015.

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About The Program


This is a six-hour training class required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before they can buy a license. You must pass a certification exam at the end of the class to complete this training.
Important In order to prepare for your class, read Chapters 1, 4, 5 and 9 located at Today's Hunter & Trapper in PA.

NOTE: You must be at least 11 years of age to register for this class!

Local Fishing Reports!

District Fishing Report: 5.20.15


Lake Erie (Erie County): Quality walleye fishing was reported in 8-10 feet off Trout Run, Godfrey Run and Elk Creek — one party boated 25 including a 30-inch 8-pounder trolling chartreuse and blue-white lures. The Sea Tow Foundation is hosting a Life Jacket Loaner program at the Walnut Creek Access Area. All sizes — infant to XL — can be borrowed at the administration building.

Oil Creek (Crawford County): The state stocked browns and rainbows Thursday. Most Crawford County trout waters were scheduled for a May stocking.

Woodcock Lake, Woodcock Creek (Crawford County): Anglers took walleye and muskies in the lake and dam outflow.

Allegheny River (Venango County): With water temperatures in the high 60s, smallmouths were taking tube baits.

French Creek (Venango County): Occasional smallmouth and walleye catches were reported from Utica to Franklin.

Tionesta Creek (Forest County): Fly anglers reported good catches on caddis imitations, mornings and evenings.

Yellow Creek (Armstrong County): On May 3, Zach Dixon of Edgewood caught a 6-pound rainbow trout.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): On the April 11 Mentored Youth Trout Day, brothers Logan Karavlan, 7, and Ronan Karavlan, 5, of McCandless caught a 13-inch rainbow trout. On Stewardship Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17, volunteers are asked to pick up litter in and around North Park Lake, Marshall Lake and Pine Creek.

Panther Hollow Lake (Allegheny County): Michael Kirshenbaum of Squirrel Hill swears by McDonald’s french fries, the bait that attracted 30-inch carp caught in the Schenley Park impoundment.

Deer Lakes, Deer Creek (Allegheny County): In the lake, yellow and chartreuse were the hot colors for trout lures — a state stocking of rainbows is scheduled for May 16. The creek was stocked with browns and rainbows May 6.

Allegheny River (Allegheny County): Walleye took live minnows, mornings and evenings. On the North Shore, Pittsburgher Thomas Lippert used chicken liver to catch an 18 1/2-inch catfish, the lunker among eight fish landed during TriAnglers’ Wednesday lunchtime fishing program sponsored by Venture Outdoors. Tackle and bait provided, license required. Details 412-255-0564.
Pine Creek (Allegheny County): Scott Kozelnik of Ross took two rainbows and a brown while floating crawlers early on the morning of May 9.

Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County): Benjamin Saks of Garfield caught a nice brown at dusk on a white spinner. At an unnamed lake in Washington County, Saks landed a 24-inch 6-pound largemouth on a jig outfitted with a brown-blue skirt and white trailer.

Youghiogheny River (Westmoreland County): Rainbow trout were caught from a canoe between Smithton and West Newton.

Dunbar Creek (Fayette County): Good news from a Catch-And-Release Fly-Fishing Only creek that has had problems. “Tons of fish” were reported by an angler who released browns and brook trout taken on Patriot attractors, Prince nymphs and egg patterns. The creek was stocked by the state May 6.

Unnamed tributary (Fayette County): Greg Reynolds of Harrison City released a wild 7-inch tiger trout taken on a dry fly. A tiger trout is a sterile hybrid cross between a brown and a brook trout. “The main branch, well downstream, is an Approved Trout Water stocked with browns and rainbows, which had to be the source of the brown trout parent,” said Reynolds.

Laurel Hill Lake (Somerset County): On April 25, Alicia MacDonald, 4 1/2, of Franklin Park baited the hook and cast the line herself, but needed a little help from her grandfather, Joe Crupie, to land her limit of five rainbow trout. Brother Anthony MacDonald, 9, also limited out.

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County): About 30 percent of caught crappies were keepers and more were larger than those taken last year. With waters around 66 degrees, it was believed crappies were nearing the end of the spawn and moving to deeper waters. Good catches of 9-inch bluegills were reported.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Good Luck Turkey Hunters

Pennsylvania's Spring Gobbler Season Opens Saturday May 2, 2015.

Watch the 2015 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast Below.
Don't Forget to Report Your Harvest.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Good Luck Youth Turkey Hunters


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hunting Yotes at Dark!

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