The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Outdoors

September 23, 2012

Bob Garrett column: Early goose season ends Tuesday

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Tuesday

Early Canada goose season wraps up on Sept. 25. According to the Game Commission’s waterfowl biologists, the statewide population of Canada geese is down just a bit this year.  The high year for these geese was in 2004 — since then their population numbers have decreased and is getting closer to the goal of 150,000 “resident” Canada geese. This year’s spring census of resident geese was 220,000, so there’s still a ways to go to meet the planned population goal.

Thursday

There’s a sporting clay shoot starting at 5 p.m. at the Orangeville Sportsmen’s Club.

A hunter safety course kicks off at the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club.

Friday

The cut-off date for elk guide applications is today. If you weren’t lucky enough to actually draw one of the few elk hunting licenses in our state for this year, you can still participate in the hunt as a guide. Guides assist with tracking, calling and spotting eligible elk for the hunters.  

Elk guide permits cost $25 for Pennsylvania residents and $50 for non-residents. You may call 717-783-8164 to obtain a permit application or stop into a regional game commission office.

Next weekend

Let the games begin! Archery season opens statewide on Saturday.

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