Irwin Sportsmen's Association's mission shall be the encouragement and development of the honesty, good fellowship, and self discipline which are essential to good sportsmanship in all phases of sports afield as well as the conservation of wildlife and to own or lease grounds and buildings for these purposes.
With more Sunday hunting opportunities on the way, additional days available for hunters to fill their antlerless deer tags and the biggest allotment of elk licenses yet, the 2021-22 season is one that Pennsylvania hunters eagerly are awaiting.
And they won’t have to wait for long.
Hunting and furtaker licenses for 2021-22 will go on sale Monday, June 14 and the new license year begins July 1. You can purchase your license online here, or at any of our licensing issuing agents statewide. A map of license issuing agents can be viewed here.
General hunting licenses and furtaker licenses each cost $20.97 for Pennsylvania residents and $101.97 for nonresidents.
Resident senior hunters and furtakers ages 65 and older can purchase one-year licenses for $13.97, or lifetime licenses for $51.97. For $101.97, resident seniors can purchase lifetime combination licenses that afford them hunting and furtaking privileges.
Like other hunters and trappers, seniors still need to purchase bear licenses to pursue bruins and obtain permits to harvest bobcats, fishers or river otters. Hunters who acquired their senior lifetime licenses after May 13, 2017 are required to obtain an annual pheasant permit to hunt or harvest pheasants.
A complete list of licensing requirements can be found at www.pgc.pa.gov.
The spotted lanternfly is a planthopper that is indigenous to parts of Southern China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and has spread invasively to Japan, South Korea, the Amazon and the United States. Although it has two pairs of wings, it jumps more than it flies. The spotted lanternfly causes serious damage including oozing sap, wilting, leaf curling and dieback in trees, vines, crops and many other types of plants. In addition to plant damage, when spotted lanternflies feed, they excrete a sugary substance, called honeydew, that encourages the growth of black sooty mold. Please look up this insect on the internet for photos and added info.
The emerald ash borer, also known by the acronym EAB, is a green buprestid or jewel beetle native to north-eastern Asia that feeds on ash species. Females lay eggs in bark crevices on ash trees, and larvae feed underneath the bark of ash trees to emerge as adults in one to two years. The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis or EAB) is responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of ash trees in 30 states. Native to Asia, it likely arrived in the United States hidden in wood packing materials. The first U.S. identification of Emerald Ash Borer was in southeastern Michigan in 2002. Please look up this insect on the internet for photos and added info.
Please comply with the following: Only one tree stand on ISA property will be permitted by an ISA member. The stand must be tagged with a weather proof label with name, address, and phone number. Any untagged stand or non-member who has a tree stand on the ISA property must remove them by June 30, 2021. After this date, they will be removed by ISA members and sold as is. All monies will be donated to our building funds. Questions should be directed to Kevin Kennelty at 724-640-0726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to close and lock the clubhouse and front gate if you are the last person there. Too often they are left open. If you do lock them up, it will save the club the expense of installing monitoring devices to record users. Our situation is that if left open, our club could be ransacked, burned, or a non-member may be injured and sue us. Thanks.
The Junior Rifle Club will be selling hoagies on the following dates: June 12 and July 10 atManor car wash, Proadjuster (Harrison City- Export Rd), and Earl's Dairy Whip. Contact Paul Angelicchio at 724-864-2026 if you have questions. Thank you for supporting the club and contributing to the expenses of their various shooting competition trips.
Please do not throw live ammo in the burn barrels, they explode when burned scaring the hell out of people if not the possibility of a bullet wounding or killing someone. As a matter of fact, what are we doing throwing any ammo (live, missfires, used cartridges, etc.) in a burn barrel? We will shortly have modified ammo boxes at each location to accept missfires, live rounds, etc. Please use these boxes.
Shoot safely and have fun!
** Ruger MK I standard pistol blued 6 inch tapered barrel 22 lr one mag 275.00 ** Ruger MK II standard pistol blued 6 inch tapered barrel 22lr one mag. 325.00 Both in excellent condition
Please call the North Huntingdon Police (724) 863-8800) to report shooting at the slate dump (West of our ranges beside RR tracks). We need you to help us record when this happens on the official documentation at the Police Department
ISA caps Available for New Years, birthday, and general purpose gifts for only $15 from Dan Nave
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
An ISA member and have something you don't use anymore? Lose something? Need something? Send info by email@example.com to list on the For Sale, Found, Wanted listing. It will be listed for at least 3 months unless you contact us to extend it. Also, if the listing is out of date, please email or call us.
We have entered into an agreement with Manor and Irwin Boroughs to allow their police to train and qualify on our pistol and long rifle ranges. They have paid to have member rights. ISA will have a representative on hand during the scheduled dates to assist.
If you are not getting a monthly Newsletter and want one (email saves up to about a dollar per month over mail) please contact Smokey Burdin. If you want to change or add an email, please let us know. Thanks.
If you or your young person harvests game, please send me a photo. I will put it on the webpage and room permitting, the newsletter. They will be excited to see their photo. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a lot of information and fun to read matters in Outdoor News magazine. One way to get it is to go to this site http://www.outdoornews.com/Pennsylvania/. You can go to other states or a general category can be viewed. You can also subscribe to regular emails and/or magazine from them.
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