Seems like summer has just begun and doe license sales are about to begin for those holding a regular 2014-15 hunting license.
According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, antlerless deer license applications will be accepted beginning Monday July 14. Pennsylvania residents only may apply for the first two weeks of sales with nonresident applications being accepted starting Monday, July 28. Then on Monday, Aug. 4, residents and nonresidents may apply. The second round of unsold licenses will begin on Monday, Aug. 18.
Sportsmen should keep in mind that applications sent in before the Monday start will be returned to sender.
As a reminder to hunters desiring antlerless tags for hunting in Lehigh and Philadelphia WMUs, they must send them elsewhere as both counties do no sell the tags. Hunters must send them to any other county treasurer’s office within the state. Locally, most hunters send them to either Northampton and Berks counties. Their addresses are listed in the Hunting/Trapping Digest that comes with each license sold. The Digest can also be viewed online at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
Applications, however, must be mailed in the pink envelopes issued when purchasing a general hunting license.
When purchasing licenses, remember that there is a cap of three licenses per hunter except when applying for WMUs in 2B, 5C and 5D where there is no cap. That, and applications from up to three separate hunters may be submitted in the same envelope. So be sure you include the correct amount of money in a single check when doing so.
On Oct. 6, hunters may purchase over-the-counter tags of any unsold licenses beginning Oct. 6. A list of unsold tags can be determined by logging on to the aforementioned website and clicking on “Doe License Update.”
CABELA’S HOSTING FLY FISHING AND ARCHERY CLINICS
Cabela’s in Hamburg is inviting archers to aim straight for their Archery Classic set for July 26 and 27. “It is, says Harold Luther, Cabela’s Retail Marketing Manager, our largest archery event of the season as some of the biggest names in the archery industry will be on hand to sign autographs, conduct product demo’s and provide tips to become a better and more effective archer. And it’s free to the public.”
Scott Sciarra, a Pennsylvania native and co-host of Primal Instinct TV on NBCs Sports Outdoors, will be at the store from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. each of those days to meet and greet and offer informative seminars at noon on how hunters can get the most from their game cameras.
Customers will also have a chance to win a Deer Hunt for Two and $2,000 Cabela’s Shopping Spree courtesy of Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures.
Seminars for each day include:
10:00 a.m. – From Field to Freezer: Deer Butchering 101 with pro butcher Rick Fetrow.
12:00 p.m. – Getting the most of your game camera with Scot Sciarra
1:00 p.m. – Successful PA Archery Tactics with Freddie McKnight, PA outdoor writer
2:00 p.m. – Crossbow Hunting Tactics also with McKnight.
Then on July 19 and 20, Cabela’s will be hosting their industry leading “Introduction to Fly Fishing” that will cover equipment, basic entomology, basic casting and knot tying. “The course, said Luther, concludes with a one-hour Introduction to Fly Casting course where participants will receive hands-on training on the fundamentals of fly casting including overhead techniques and roll casting. And everyone taking the course will receive a free membership to Federation of Fly Fishers.”
The seminars will run from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Intro to fly fishing) and from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Intro to fly casting class) both days. Participants, however, must pre-register prior to the course by calling the Fly Shop at 610-929-7000.