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Published: Fri, November 23, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



PENNSYLVANIA

Many hunters bag elk

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's first legal elk hunt in 70 years was a success, with 27 of 30 licensed hunters bagging an elk, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said.

Fourteen antlered and 13 antlerless elk were harvested in Elk and Cameron counties between Nov. 12-17, the agency said.

Maps available

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Game Commission has begun to place its popular maps of State Game Lands on its website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) just in time to accommodate hunters heading out for deer season Monday.

The maps available on the website showcase most of the more than 300 State Game Lands.

OHIO

Steelhead running

FAIRPORT HARBOR - Anglers are now flocking to streams along tributaries of Lake Erie's central basin as the annual steelhead spawning runs begin. Rivers and creeks are attracting anglers from all across the Midwest as the popularity of Ohio's steelhead fishery continues to grow, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Anglers are reminded of a daily bag limit of two steelhead trout from Sept.1 through April 30 and a minimum length limit of 12 inches. A recorded fishing report is available toll free at 1-888-HOOKFISH.

DEER

Pascoes still scoring

The Pascoe family of New Castle, Pa., are all dedicated trap shooters who regularly turn in high scores at registered trap events here and across the U.S.

Their skill, however, extends to deer hunting as well.

For the past six years the men in the family - Frank and his sons, Joe and Ken - have all got a deer in Pennsylvania.

This year as well, Frank and Joe got deer in Illinois last week; dad got a 14-pointer while his son bagged a 9-pointer, both by bow. Ken just missed getting his.

Frank has also harvested an elk in Colorado and a turkey in Pennsylvania this year.

Now, all they need is for mother Pascoe, Belinda, herself a fine trap shot, to bag her deer when the season opens tomorrow. I'll keep you posted; good luck Mrs. Pascoe.

hMissouri hunter bags a 37-point white-tail

Kevin Thomas of Sweet Springs, Mo., harvested a tremendous 37-point whitetail buck (above) on Nov. 10, opening day of the Missouri 2001 Firearms Deer Season.

Thomas was walking to his deer stand when the buck stepped out in front of him in a bean field at approximately 6:40 a.m. With one shot, the buck dropped in his tracks just 50 yards away.

The deer was officially measured on Nov. 18 and scored 293 4/8 inches with a composite of 303 0/8 inches. The impressive rack carries 53.2 percent of irregular (non-typical) antler.




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