Friday, December 3, 2021

2022 Winter Trap League Schedule

 Fight the Winter blues by coming out for the Winter trap league every Sunday starting January 2nd, 2022.  

This league rotates between West View Sportsmen, Bull Creek Rod and Gun Club and Frazer Sportsman. Sign-ups are from 10:00AM to 3:00PM Sundays for 12 weeks.  League fee is $10.00 per week to shoot 50 targets from 16 yards.  Practice is $8.00 and and junior shooters (under 18) are $8.00! To be eligible for the banquet you must make 9 of 12 shoots. The top 7 scores will be counted each week for team honors.

January 2nd at West View
January 9th at Bull Creek 
January 16th at Frazer

January 23rd at West View
January 30th at Bull Creek
February 6th at Frazer
February 13th at West View
February 20th at Bull Creek
February 27th at Frazer
March 6th at West View
March 13th at Bull Creek
March 20th Frazer
March 27th Banquet at Frazer



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

New Pictures Of 2021 Member Success!!

 



Bill Shaginaw    Early Season Archery Camp Buck.       
1st Buck with a Bow  2021



Board Member Bill Motosicky        
8 point  Archery   2021 Swampdonkey





Joe Baker   Sunday Sunday Sunday!  Rfle 8 point 2021




Board Member Dale Kirkpatrick  Archery 9 point    2021



Ray & Matt Volk    Success on Club Grounds before 
Thanksgiving 2021




Club Vice President John Zenewicz    
1st Day Rifle   8 Point  2B 2021



Artie Kirkpatrick   Archery 8 point  2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

NEWLY DETECTED CWD-POSITIVE LEADS TO DMA3 EXPANSION AND A NEW DMA

HARRISBURG, PA - A CWD-positive deer recently detected in Jefferson County has led to new regulations to reduce the risk of the disease spreading.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced the expansion of Disease Management Area 3 (DMA 3) and the creation of a new DMA (DMA 6).

Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a road-killed deer on the northern boundary of DMA3 prompted these changes. The adult male was collected as part of ongoing CWD surveillance efforts.

CWD affects deer, elk, and other members of the deer family. The disease is fatal to any deer or elk infected with it, and CWD has no treatment or cure.

When a new CWD-positive is detected in either a wild or captive deer or elk in Pennsylvania, a Disease Management Area (DMA) is established. DMAs are created to reduce risk of human-assisted spread of CWD.

This new CWD detection is within 2 miles of Pennsylvania’s elk management area. The short distance to the elk management area required creating DMA 6 within the elk management area. DMA 6 will prevent high-risk parts from the entirety of DMA 3 being moved into the elk management area.

“If a CWD-positive animal is found within any elk hunt zone, all elk hunt zones will become a DMA due to the behavior and longer distance movements of elk,” said Andrea Korman, Game Commission CWD wildlife biologist. “If this were to occur, the impact on deer and elk populations, hunters, and the public will be significant. Although this has not occurred yet, this newly found positive deer shows how close it is.”

DMA 6 was created to restrict movement of high-risk parts into the elk management area and to restrict human activities known to increase disease risk.

Within all DMAs, it is unlawful to:

 

  • Remove or export any deer or elk high-risk parts (e.g., head, spinal column, and spleen) from a DMA. This also prevents movement of high-risk parts between adjacent DMAs

  • Use or possess deer or elk urine-based attractants

  • Directly or indirectly feed wild, free-ranging deer. It is already illegal to feed elk regardless of DMA location

  • Rehabilitate wild, free-ranging deer or elk

     

To increase surveillance around the detection, a new DMAP Unit (#4760) was also created. Over 1,300 permits have been made available for this unit and allow hunters to take up to two additional antlerless deer. Hunters can get DMAP permits by providing the unit number (4760) online or at license-issuing agents.

In conjunction with the additional hunting opportunities, hunters are asked to provide samples for CWD testing. Submitting harvested deer heads for CWD testing helps determine the extent of CWD infection.

The Game Commission offers free CWD testing within the DMAs. Hunters should deposit the heads of deer they harvest with properly filled out and legible harvest tags in one of the head-collection containers the Game Commission provides within DMAs. Locations of head-collection containers can be found at http://bit.ly/PGC-CWDMapOpens In A New Window. Antlers should be removed from bucks before the double-bagged head is placed in a collection container. Hunters can check for their test results online or by calling the CWD hotline (1-833-INFOCWD).

For deer hunters in DMAs – especially those who live outside the DMA – it’s important to plan their hunt and know ahead of time what they will do with any deer harvested. Since high-risk cervid parts can’t be removed from any DMA, even if they share a boundary like DMAs 3 and 6, successful hunters cannot transport whole deer outside the DMA.

Hunters can take deer they harvest to a processor within the DMA or on the list of approved processors for the DMA where they harvested the deer. The list of approved processors and taxidermists is available at www.pgc.pa.gov/CWD. Approved processors properly dispose of the high-risk parts. Hunters can also dispose of high-risk parts in trash that is destined for a landfill or quarter the animal and leave the high-risk parts at the kill site. The meat, antlers (free of brain material) and other low-risk parts then can be transported outside the DMA.

Deer hunters getting taxidermy mounts also must take their harvests to a taxidermist within the DMA or on the list of approved processors and taxidermists for the DMA in which they harvested the deer available at www.pgc.pa.gov/CWD.

Although CWD has not been documented in humans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends never eating the meat of a CWD-positive deer.

Much more information on CWD is available at www.pgc.pa.gov/CWD.

DMA 3 boundary has been expanded and is as follows:

Beginning at the southernmost point at the intersection of State Highway 403 and State Highway 286 in the town of Clymer, proceed east on State Highway 286 for 4.9 miles to State Highway 240. Follow in State Highway 240 east for 8.5 miles to the intersection of US Highway 219. Follow US Highway 219 north for 2.4 miles to Sylvis Road. Follow Sylvis Road east for 5.8 miles to the intersection of State Highway 36. Follow State Highway 36 east for 8.8 miles to the intersection of La Jose Road (SR-3016) in Newburg. Follow La Jose Road east for 3.6 miles becoming Cherry Corner Road (SR-3005) for another .3 mile to the intersection of Marron Road (SR-3016). Turn left onto Marron Road and follow northeast for 2.7 miles to the intersection of State Road 729. Follow State Road 729 east for .9 miles to the intersection of Old Station Road. Follow Old Station Road (SR-2012) east for 2.4 miles to the intersection of Douglas Road (SR-3007). Continue east on Douglas Road for .3 miles to the intersection of Zion Road (SR-2012) near New Millport. Follow Zion Road east for 4.5 miles to the intersection of Faunce Road (SR-2012). Turn right and follow Faunce Road east for 3.1 miles becoming Sanborn Road (SR-2012) in Woodward Township. Continue east on Sanborn Road for 2.5 miles to the intersection of State Highway 153. Follow State Highway 153 north for 5 miles to the intersection of Valley Road (SR-2027). Follow Valley Road north for 2.1 miles becoming Hogback Hill Road (SR-2027). Continue north on Hogback Hill Road for 1 mile to the intersection of Main Street in Mineral Springs. Turn right on Main Street for .2 miles to the intersection of Bigler Cutoff Road. Turn left on Bigler Cutoff Road for .1 miles to the intersection of US Highway 322. Follow US Highway 322 east for .7 miles to the intersection of State Highway 970. Follow State Highway 970 north for 1.5 miles to the intersection of Interstate Highway 80. Follow I-80 west for 26.4 miles to the exit for State Highway 219 north. Follow State Highway 219 north for 21.2 miles to Boot Jack becoming State Route 948. Follow State Route 948 for 4.2 miles to the Clarion River in Ridgway. Follow the Clarion River for 28.3 miles to Bridge Road. Continue south on Bridge Road for 0.05 mile to the intersection of State Highway 949. Turn right on State Highway 949 and continue west for 16.3 miles to the intersection of US Highway 322 in Corsica. Follow US Highway 322 east for 0.3 miles to the intersection of State Highway 949. Follow State Highway 949 south for 4.2 miles to the intersection of State Highway 28. Follow State Highway 28 south for 13.2 miles to the intersection of State Highway 839 in New Bethlehem. Follow State Highway 839 south for 21 miles to State Highway 85. Follow State Highway 85 south for 11.7 miles to the intersection of US Highway 119 in the town of Home. Turn left on US Highway 119 and follow 3.4 miles to the intersection of State Highway 403 in Marion Center. Follow State Highway 403 south for 8.5 miles to Clymer at the place of beginning.

DMA 6 is in portions of Clearfield, Elk, and Jefferson Counties and its exact boundary is as follows:

Beginning at the northeast corner at the intersection of Chicken Hill Road and State Route 948 in the town of Kersey, proceed south on Chicken Hill Road for 0.9 mile becoming South Kersey Road. Follow South Kersey Road south for 1.4 miles. Continue straight onto Boone Mountain Road for 6.5 miles to the intersection with State Route 153. Turn left onto State Route 153 and continue south 4.9 miles to State Route 255. Turn right on State Route 255 and continue south for 9.5 miles to Interstate Highway 80. Turn right on Interstate Highway 80 and continue west 4.4 miles to State Highway 219. Turn right on State Highway 219 and continue north 21.1 miles to State Route 948. Turn right on State Route 948 and proceed east for 5.3 miles to Kersey at the place of beginning.

Friday, September 17, 2021

DIGITAL PENNSYVANIA HUNTING LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

 HARRISBURG, PA - Just in time for squirrel season, Pennsylvania hunters now may carry digital versions of their licenses, in place of paper licenses.

Unlike Pennsylvania’s former hunting and furtaker licensing system, the new system, HuntFishPA, is equipped to issue digital licenses. The Pennsylvania Game Commission earlier this year authorized hunters and trappers to carry digital licenses and permits, though paper harvest tags still must be carried and used in any season where harvests must be tagged.

Hunters and trappers who already have purchased their 2021-22 licenses can download PDF copies of their licenses and permits by logging in to their profile on HuntFishPA (https://huntfish.pa.gov) and accessing their Purchase History.

Those who buy licenses now and in the future will be emailed a PDF version of their licenses, so long as they provide an email address in their profile. This applies whether they buy licenses online or at an issuing agent. All documents will be emailed, except for harvest tags.

Deer, bear and turkey hunters, and those hunting or trapping in any other season where harvests must be tagged, must continue to carry paper harvest tags afield. No electronic harvest tags are being issued or authorized for use. And all paper licenses and permits that are carried afield must be signed.

Those who plan on hunting big game or bobcats, or trapping fishers or otters must plan ahead of time to be sure that they are in possession of their harvest tags prior to hunting or trapping those species. All harvest tags will be mailed to those who purchase their licenses online.

But for many hunting and trapping opportunities, a digital license is all that’s required.

“The ability to issue digital licenses is just one advantage offered by the new HuntFishPA system,” said Deana Vance, director of the Game Commission’s Bureau of Automated Technology Services. “Downloading your digital licenses and permits to your mobile device guarantees you’ll never leave them at home. It’s a convenient option that’s available to hunters in the seasons that are about to begin.”

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Sign Up NOW For The 2021 Bull Creek Youth Pheasant Hunt

 Sign up NOW for the 21st annual Bull Creek Youth Pheasant Hunt on October 16th 2021! All kids age 12 to 16 are welcome to sign up. Kids will be taught hunting safety and will be able to learn about pheasant hunting over dogs. Spots are LIMITED so do not wait to sign up. You do NOT have to be a member of Bull Creek. Click here to register and for directions to the club:

 https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/171045



Saturday, August 7, 2021

2021 Steve Alias Memorial Youth Rifle Tournament @ Bull Creek August 29th! Sign Up Now...

The 13th annual Bull Creek Youth Rifle Tournament will be held Sunday, August 29th, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM. You do not have to be a member to enter your kids age 8 to 16. We will have three age brackets with trophies awarded for first, second and third place in each bracket. The entry fee is $5.00 per child payable on the day of the event.
Every entrant will receive a prize bag with items donated by many sponsors who help support this great activity and promote the teaching of safe firearm handling, shooting and marksmanship.
Click on image to print or save entry form

This tournament is open to the public. If you have a son or daughter in any of the age brackets (see entry form) you may print out the the entry form (see below) and either bring it to a monthly club meeting or mail it to the address listed (Do not send money, pay only at the event).

This event has been very successful and offers a great opportunity to learn gun and range safety as well as compete in a structured yet fun atmosphere!

Here is a 3 minute video from a past event:

https://youtu.be/l7wc4reyJfo

Friday, July 16, 2021

R.I.P. Long Time Bull Creek Member Doug Kirkpatrick Sr.

 
R.I.P. long time Bull Creek member Doug Kirkpatrick Sr.

We are sad to announce Doug Kirkpatrick Sr, another long time member has passed away. May he rest in peace !

Doug V. Kirkpatrick
Age 65, of Washington Twp., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Husband of 35 years to the late Linda; father of Douglas Kirkpatrick Jr; brother of Larry (Nancy), Dale (Teresa) and Art (Karen); son of Genevieve and the late Arthur; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was a member of Bull Creek Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed trap shooting and member of the PA Trolley Museum. Friends received, Sunday July 18th from 2-4 & 6-8 p..m. at Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd., 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills, where a Blessing Service will be held Monday 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.


Friday, July 9, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

2021 3D Archery Schedule At Bull Creek

 Here is the schedule for the 2021 season. 


  • TRADITIONAL  BOWS
  • COMPOUND BOWS
  • CROSSBOW

30+ Targets

Food and Beverages Available
             
Registration 8:00 AM-1:00 PM


Adults $10.00    Youth Under 16 $5.00
















Kitchen will be open

As always, we encourage all ages and skill levels to come out and participate. And yes, cross bows and traditionals are welcome. 

Monday, June 7, 2021

2021 Steve Alias Memorial Youth Rifle Tournament @ Bull Creek August 29th! Sign Up Now...

The 13th annual Bull Creek Youth Rifle Tournament will be held Sunday August 29th, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM. We
will have three age brackets with trophies awarded for first, second and third place in each bracket. The entry fee is $5.00 per child payable on the day of the event.
Every entrant will receive a prize bag with items donated by many sponsors who help support this great activity and promote the teaching of safe firearm handling, shooting and marksmanship.This tournament is open to the public. If you have a son or daughter in any of the age brackets (see entry form) you may print out the the entry form (see below) and either bring it to a monthly club meeting or mail it to the address listed (Do not send money, pay only at the event).

This event has been very successful and offers a great opportunity to learn gun and range safety as well as compete in a structured yet fun atmosphere!

Here is a 3 minute video from a past event:

https://youtu.be/l7wc4reyJfo



Click on the form below to print






Friday, June 4, 2021

25 Guns In 25 Days For $25.00 Now Available At Bull Creek

New gun ticket now available at Bull Creek! 25 guns in 25 days for $25.00. Based on PA Lottery daily numbers in September. All guns are already in stock! Someone will be at the clubhouse every Wednesday evening if you would like to buy tickets.