I had the pleasure of meeting you about four years ago during a banquet for the Allegany/Garrett Sportsmen’s Association. I was that year’s recipient of their annual scholarship.
I was a Junior at Frostburg State University and an avid outdoorsman spending many days afield. Now that I live on the eastern side of Maryland, I still like to get online and read your columns. I know that you like to post pictures of people who hunt, mostly youths, and the success they have.
I have attached a picture of my 90-year-old grandfather (Allan Fletcher of Little Orleans) who sat out in the cold all day on Nov. 30, and at lunch time harvested this nice Washington County buck.
All my learning experiences have been gained first through my father, secondly through my grandfather, and finally through my own encounters. Here is a man that has taught many young men to hunt and at the age of 90 still enjoys harvesting a nice whitetail. When I got to his stand where he had been sitting the only thing I could see or cared to see was the gigantic smile on his face.
I used gigantic there for lack of words to describe his enthusiasm. May we all live long enough to enjoy killing a buck on our 90th year here on planet earth.
Benjamin J. Powell
Gobbler stuff can get crazy
Tough, old bird
The third gobbler I killed was in 1990 while hunting on Pond Hill near McCoole. Relatively early in the morning I sent out a couple yelp calls. Immediately, 75-100 yards away, what sounded like three gobblers got into a fight.
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AGSA creates website
The Allegany-Garrett Sportsmen’s Association, in existence since 1972, now has a website (www.agsaclub.org).
City-limits deer kill rises
The number of deer killed during Parkersburg’s 2013 urban archery hunt jumped 100 percent from 2012’s total.
Almost Maryland welcomes you back
If you are a hunter in Almost Maryland, circle Thursday on your calendar so you don’t forget to attend the 7 p.m. hearing at Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg that deals with proposed hunting regulations for the next two years.
Bear Watch - 03/02/2014
An 85-pound female bear with severe mange was shot and killed by a landowner along Everly Road near Accident on Feb. 25 after he received permission from the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service to put the animal down.
Md. bear hunt may take on new form
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it may change the way black bear hunts are managed to make planning easier for hunters.
W.Va. schedules hunting, fishing regulation meetings
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will conduct 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2014 hunting regulations, proposed 2015 fishing regulations and amphibian and reptile regulations.
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Virginia confirms two more CWD deer
Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
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