N. Falls Sportsmanto host program
The Newton Falls Sportsmen's Club will hold its Cabin Fever 03 program March 22.
The a multi-stage program in conjunction with the Recruitment Retention program of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Step Outside program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The event will be held at Robie Lee's Restaurant on state Route 534 in Newton Falls. A social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by a full buffet dinner at 6:30.
The entire evening will consist of raffles, games, a silent auction, Chinese auction, live auction, and door prize drawing. Cabin Fever 03 tickets are now on sale through any club member or by mail at Newton Falls Sportsmen's Club 1404 Warren Road, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444-9751 or at Rattlesnake Hill Sporting Goods.
Tickets are $25 per person and covers all door admission, buffet supper and beverage. For mail order tickets make check or money order payable to Newton Falls Sportsmen's Club and include you name, address, and phone number. Your ticket stubs will be returned to you by mail. Mail order tickets will not be mailed out after March 16. For additional information please phone (330) 872-0674 or (330) 898-8176.
Fish commissiondecisions noted
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently conducted its winter quarterly meeting and adopting a number of measures , including the following:
Approved for final adoption a consolidation and simplification of regulations dealing with fishing in Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay and tributary streams. Under the measure, a creel limit of five trout/salmon (only two of which may be lake trout) would apply to the Lake, the Bay and the tributaries during the period from the opening day of the statewide trout season until Labor Day. This change brings the trout/salmon creel limit on these waters into line with the statewide limits, and eliminates a sometimes-confusing current limitation on the taking trout in excess of 15 inches in length.
Opted against proceeding with a proposed requirement that anyone underway in a boat less than 16 feet in length, a canoe or kayak must wear an approved life jacket between October 1 and the Friday before Memorial Day.
Proposed a series of rules to bring the existing regulations related to age of operation of motorboats, boating safety education certificates, approved boating education courses, personal watercraft and personal water craft liveries into concert with a recently adopted state law mandating boating education for certain boat operators.
Proposed rulemaking that would limit the number of commercial trap net licenses available on Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie to three, with a maximum of six nets permitted by a licensee.
Dr. Gary Alt honoredwith two awards
Dr. Gary Alt, Pennsylvania Game Commission Deer Management Section supervisor, has been honored with two national conservation awards for his efforts to improve Pennsylvania's deer management efforts and deer hunting.
Alt was named by Outdoor Life magazine as one of its two 2002 Outdoor Life Conservation Award recipients. The award winners were selected from a list of candidates nominated by the Outdoor Life Conservation Fund Advisory Board and the editorial staff of the magazine.
Alt also was selected by Safari Club International to receive its International Conservation Award, the highest recognition an individual can receive from SCI for service in the field of wildlife conservation and hunters' rights.