Safe boaters are; Free fish; more CWD | Sports
National Safe Boating Week expired yesterday, but the intention, care and common sense that brings us back to life is a matter of life and death EVERY TIME we venture out on the water.
Last Monday, a 53-year-old man died after capsizing a 9.5-foot dinghy in the Muddy Creek Gorge in York County. This body of water is known to be dangerous and difficult to access.
The victim was drifting in the kayak when it capsized. Dangerous water conditions forced him underwater where he was stuck against rocks and drowned.
This is the fourth boating fatality of the year.
People will want to get in the water this Memorial Day weekend and the rainy weather can chill those shots a bit. But for goodness sake, if you go, don’t forget to wear a life jacket.
To learn more about boating in Pennsylvania, visit the Boating Basics page on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website at fishandboat.com or the FishBoatPA mobile app.
Sunday is the first of two days of free fishing in Pennsylvania. The other will be on July 4th.
So tomorrow the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (CBFP) waives the license requirement on Commonwealth public waters. This means that no fishing license is needed, but all other regulations, including fishing limits, apply.
The complete regulations can be viewed at www.fishandboat.com, or by using the FishBoatPA mobile app.
“Free Fishing Days are the perfect opportunity to try fishing for the first time, reconnect with the water or share your passion for fishing with someone new,” said Amber Nabors, Director of Awareness, education and CBFP office. Marketing. “Many people will take advantage of the vacation weekend to picnic in state parks, campgrounds and other places near the water. Now you can spend time fishing at no cost other than the bait you choose. “
Anglers may be able to play the sport without a license on Sundays, but they need to do it smartly and legally. Waterway conservation officers will be patrolling throughout the holiday weekend for safety inspections and looking for impaired boaters.
It is illegal in Pennsylvania to operate a personal watercraft, whether motorized or not, while impaired.
The blood alcohol limit for boat operators is 0.08% and the MDOs are trained to recognize signs of impairment and perform sobriety tests on the water.
Penalties for boating under the influence include fines, loss of boating privileges and imprisonment.
The chronic wasting disease developed in another white-tailed deer in another part of Pennsylvania. This time in a game reserve in Warren County.
The remaining deer were euthanized and showed no signs of CWD. The State Department of Agriculture has quarantined the stockpile for five years, and contract tracing may trigger further quarantines.
Unfortunately CWD can “jump the fence” on farm animals or preserve animals and enter the wild population.
The Department of Agriculture oversees the state’s deer farming industry. Pennsylvania’s 760 breeding farms, game reserves, and hobby farms supply breeding does, breeders and trophies, semen, embryos, antlers, and urine products to Pennsylvania and the United States. States of the country.
This latest finding means there will be a fifth disease management zone (DMA) with boundaries designed to contain CWD.
DMAs 2, 3 and 4 are still active.
DMA1 was created in 2012 when CWD was first detected in Pennsylvania in a farmed white-tailed deer in the New Oxford area. DMA1 was dissolved after five years when no further CWD was detected.
The South Mountain Audubon Society returns with a few marches on the program.
The group will be at Oakside Park in Biglerville, at the parking lot near Route 394, at 2880 Table Rock Road, at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1.
No registration is required and this is a great walk for beginners as well as experienced bird watchers. The terrain is almost flat and insect repellant is rarely needed.
Route 234 will be closed for much of the summer between Heidlersburg and Biglerville, so be prepared to take an alternate route if coming from the east.
For more information contact Mike Bertram at [email protected]
The other birding walk will be on the Mary Ann Furnace Trail at Codorus State Park in Hanover on Saturday June 12. The location is 1060 Black Rock Road, Hanover.
This hike will start at 7:30 am and will be led by Evan Vaeth. Due to limited parking at the trailhead, some may need to park at the Black Rock Flats Boat Launch (less than a mile from the trailhead) and take a very short carpool to the start of the trail. path. For more information on carpooling arrangements, email [email protected] There will be slight inclines and rough terrain. Hiking shoes are recommended and bug spray may be necessary.
For more information, contact Linette at 717-495-8137.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
“Tyler Hake’s favorite alligator Oscar broke loose and escaped into the Susquehanna River. After a search on Friday morning, he was rescued.
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