Cumberland Times-News

March 8, 2014

AGSA creates website

Michael A. Sawyers
Cumberland Times-News

— MIDLOTHIAN — The Allegany-Garrett Sportsmen’s Association, in existence since 1972, now has a website (

“We’ve been talking about doing it for years and we finally found a way,” said President Jerry Zembower. “We took in a new club, Garrett Bassers, and Gary Rank with them creates websites. The cost was reasonable so we went with it.”

Although still being developed, the site has ample information about the association and its activities.

There is a discussion area that can be viewed by the public. Threads can be started and comments made by those who register. Currently, one of the threads discusses the advisability of feeding corn to deer.

The calendar is a very useful portion of the site, showing not only meeting dates and times of the various clubs, but information regarding upcoming hunter education classes.

Other events are listed on the calendar as well. For example, on March 22-23 an outdoor show will take place at the Garrett County Fairgrounds.

There are a number of links provided to other websites, including those where hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased for Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Email contact with AGSA Secretary Melissa Stevens Nash is available.

“I’m sure the site will get better and better as time goes by,” Zembower said. “Only about half of our 18 clubs are listed on there right now.”

The bottom line with the website, according to Zembower, is to let more people know what the association attempts to accomplish.

For example, Zembower has traveled to Annapolis several times recently to testify about legislation dealing with hunting.

Association officers have been heavily involved in the current process of setting hunting regulations for the next two years.

Contact Michael A. Sawyers at