Hunters/Trappers Encouraged to Submit Photos for Scrapbook
Certificates also available for ‘First Big Game Harvest’
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To showcase the achievements of successful hunters and trappers, and to promote the Commonwealth’s proud hunting and trapping heritage, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is encouraging hunters and trappers to share photos of their success afield in the “Hunter/Trapper Photo Scrapbook” on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us).
The scrapbook, which includes special sections for junior and mentored youth hunters, can be found on the agency’s website by putting your cursor over “Hunt/Trap” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage and clicking on “Hunting” in the drop-down menu listing and then selecting “Hunter Scrapbooks” under the “Related Links” section.
“We’re interested in showing photographs of hunters who have been successful in one of Pennsylvania’s big game seasons – elk, black bear, white-tailed deer and wild turkey – or trappers or predator callers who have taken a bobcat or coyote, and trappers who have taken an exceptional beaver or fisher,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “We’re looking for sharp, color photographs of proud hunters or trappers posing with a big game animal or furbearer they had taken in Pennsylvania. We’re particularly interested in ‘firsts,’ exceptional animals and, of course, unusual animals.”
Photos of younger hunters with small game also will be accepted for the Junior (12-16) and Mentored Youth (under 12) sections.
Guidelines are provided on information needed for posting photos, as well as how photos can be properly sized to submit via e-mail. There is no guarantee that every photo received will be used. Information needed for each photo is: name of the hunter/trapper; age; hometown; harvest date and location; achievement description (species, weight, antler points, beard length); and achievement significance, such as whether it was a hunter’s first deer, turkey or bear, or a trapper’s first coyote or beaver.
Roe noted that the agency also offers a “First Big Game Harvest” certificate that can be completed online and printed for hunters who want to acknowledge harvesting a deer, turkey, bear or elk. Information can be typed into the online certificates and then printed. Certificates are suitable for framing.
The certificates can be found on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by putting your cursor over “Hunt/Trap” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage and clicking on “Hunting” in the drop-down menu listing and then selecting “First Big Game Harvest Certificates” under the “Big Game” section.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission