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Chapter News - March 31, 2012

PF and PGC Work Day 2012

PF and PGC Work Day 2012

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

PHEASANTS FOREVER / PA GAME COMMISSION WORK DAY MARCH 31, 2012

Once again this year Chapter 630 of Pheasants Forever will be partnering with the PA Game Commission to host a volunteer habitat workday on SGL# 44 on March 31, 2012. This is an effort to build and maintain better small game habitats that has been paying huge dividends in habitat that holds pheasants and rabbit populations into and throughout the hunting seasons.

This year we plan to use chainsaw teams (for those that have a saw, chaps and other safety gear) to cut some pines that are getting too tall. Others volunteers will drag some of the tops to make brush piles. We also plan to have a crew or two putting up small fences where we will later plant crab apples and perhaps some spruce trees. If we have enough volunteers and the weather is suitable, we hope to have people transplanting common cattail to a few areas where they would provide good winter habitat and escape cover.

Pheasants Forever will provide food and drinks at lunchtime.

Volunteers can come whenever is convenient during the morning but we will be meeting and starting to work at about 8:00 am on Saturday March 31, 2012. We will meet at the top of the hill past the first gate of the Meade Run tract off of the Shawmut Road in Horton Township, Elk County. Depending on the number of volunteers and amount of work accomplished in the morning we hope to also have crews working during the afternoon.

There will be signs at the entrance off of the Meade Run Road off of Shawmut Road. Shawmut Road is off of Route 219 in Brockport and loops around so that the northern end of the Shawmut Road then again intersects with Route 219 north of Brandy Camp. You can access Shawmut Road at ether entrance off of Route 219 to find the work party location.

We hope to see a good turn out again this year. In the past we have workers driving from some long distances such as Harrisburg and Bradford, Luzerne, Allegheny and Washington Counties. It is a great way to make some new friends or meet some old ones while doing something that both benefits wildlife and the future of hunting. Just a reminder that our banquet has been moved to the spring this year! Mark your calendars for May 12, 2012. Please plan to attend this awesome event attended by other hunters, dog lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The banquet will be held at Aiello's Cafe on North Broad Street in Ridgway, PA. Contact Chris Yeager at (814) 594-2966.

Isn’t it about time you got involved? Our next meeting is, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Capital City fire hall on Front Street in Ridgway, PA.