Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Bull Creek 20th Annual Youth Rifle Shoot Sunday, August 28th!!

Use this application and give to Bull Creek member

or mail to the listed address.

Only $5.00 payable at the event.
Do not send payment now.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Two Bull Creek Members Score Big at States!!

 Dale Hess and Jim Kopac

Flashing Leather from the Kreighoff State Shooting Championships

Monday, July 18, 2022

Great Day On Lake Erie Walleye Fishing


Pictured: Craig Johnson, David Yednak (stepson of Pete Denio), 
Tim Cochran. 20 Walleye day on Lake Erie out of Lampe Marina

New cleaning hut at Northeast Marina

Nice 'Eye!!

Huge Sheepshead caught off Lampe Marina

Member and boat owner Tim Cochran 

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

2022 Valley Trap Summer League

The public is welcome!

Valley League: The Valley League consists of 5 clubs roughly located along the Allegheny River valley north and east of Pittsburgh, PA. You do not have to be a member of a club to shoot in the league for that club.

The clubs involved are Bull Creek Rod and Gun, West View Sportsmen, South Buffalo Sportsmen, Ford City Sportsmen and Frazier Sportsmen. The shoots are every Tuesday evening, with sign-ups from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.

Costs: program - $10.00, Junior (under 18) - $5.00, Practice: - $8.00
Program shoots 50 targets from 16 Yards.
You do not need to be a member of Bull Creek to shoot for Bull Creek!

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Thursday, March 24, 2022




HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported results from the 2021-22 deer seasons, which ended in January.

Hunters harvested an estimated 376,810 white-tailed deer. The statewide buck harvest was estimated at 145,320 and the antlerless harvest at 231,490.

That take, overall, is down about 13 percent compared to 2020-21, when hunters recorded the largest deer harvest in 16 years, harvesting an estimated 435,180 deer. It is, however, similar to the estimated statewide deer harvests during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

That’s not cause for concern, said Game Commission Deer and Elk Section Supervisor David Stainbrook. The 2020-21 season was above average, and the 2021-22 season is back on track with previous years.

Twenty-two percent of hunters took an antlered deer, he noted. That’s right in line with the previous four-year average and better than in years past.

In the 1987-88 season, for example, just 16% of hunters harvested an antlered deer. In the 2007-08 season, only 15% percent filled a tag.

“When corrected by the number of hunters, success rates are higher today than in the past, even with antler-point restrictions,” Stainbrook said. “That our hunters are able to replicate that level of harvest speaks to just how sustainable our deer population is here in Pennsylvania.”

The harvest also points to how antlerless allocations – and not length of seasons – drive deer harvests. The 2021 firearms deer season featured two weeks of concurrent buck and doe hunting for the first time statewide in more than a decade, yet with the number of antlerless tags available down compared to the year before, the overall harvest was lower.

Of the deer taken by hunters, many of the bucks harvested were older. Sixty-two percent of antlered deer taken by hunters were 2.5 years old or older; only 38% percent were 1.5 years old.

That’s an almost complete reversal of how things were even two decades ago. Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans credited that to how hunters have embraced antler restrictions, in place since 2002.

“Pennsylvania is routinely producing some really impressive deer, on both public and private ground,” Burhans said. “We see that in the entries coming into our Big Game Records Program, in the photos smiling hunters share, and in the deer we see when our staff visits deer processors to collect harvest data.

“We couldn’t have any of that without a well-managed deer herd and cooperation on the part of our hunters,” he said.

Meanwhile, 25% of antlerless tags issued resulted in a deer harvest this past season. That’s right in line with previous years, too.

Among antlerless deer harvested, 69 percent were adult females, 16% button bucks and 15% doe fawns. All of those figures are consistent with long-term averages.

As in years past, bowhunters accounted for a little over one-third of the total deer harvest, taking 130,650 whitetails (68,580 bucks and 62,070 antlerless deer) with either bows or crossbows. The 2020-21 archery harvest was 160,480 deer (80,130 bucks and 80,350 antlerless deer).

The estimated muzzleloader harvest was 21,060 (1,020 bucks, 20,040 antlerless deer). The 2020-21 muzzleloader harvest was 28,260 (1,140 bucks, 27,120 antlerless deer).

The full report on Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 deer harvest estimates is available on the white-tailed deer page at www.pgc.pa.gov.

Total deer harvest estimates by WMU for 2021-22 (with 2020-21 figures in parentheses) are as follows:


WMU 1A: 6,000 antlered (9,000), 13,200 antlerless (18,000).

WMU 1B: 9,300 antlered (11,700), and 12,600 antlerless (17,800).

WMU 2A: 6,800 antlered (8,100), and 10,600 antlerless (11,800).

WMU 2B: 5,200 antlered (6,200), and 12,100 antlerless (15,000).

WMU 2C: 9,300 antlered (8,400), and 15,400 antlerless (15,700).

WMU 2D: 11,500 antlered (12,000), and 19,900 antlerless (18,700).

WMU 2E: 5,900 antlered (6,500), and 9,500 antlerless (11,300).

WMU 2F: 8,900 antlered (10,700), and 10,200 antlerless (10,000).

WMU 2G: 6,200 antlered (7,500), and 4,800 antlerless (6,800).

WMU 2H: 2,500 antlered (2,900), and 1,900 antlerless (1,600).

WMU 3A: 5,400 antlered (7,000), and 5,400 antlerless (6,700).

WMU 3B: 6,700 antlered (9,100), and 7,600 antlerless (8,500).

WMU 3C: 7,600 antlered (10,800), and 9,400 antlerless (14,500).

WMU 3D: 4,700 antlered (6,200), and 6,300 antlerless (6,400).

WMU 4A: 4,900 antlered (5,200), and 10,300 antlerless (10,800).

WMU 4B: 3,500 antlered (5,000), and 8,400 antlerless (10,800).

WMU 4C: 5,700 antlered (7,000), and 6,400 antlerless (8,100).

WMU 4D: 7,200 antlered (9,100), and 10,300 antlerless (12,300).

WMU 4E: 7,900 antlered (8,600), and 11,800 antlerless (11,200).

WMU 5A: 3,100 antlered (3,500), and 7,200 antlerless (6,100).

WMU 5B: 7,800 antlered (9,600), and 17,100 antlerless (16,400).

WMU 5C: 6,600 antlered (8,400), and 14,700 antlerless (15,200).

WMU 5D: 2,600 antlered (2,200), and 6,300 antlerless (6,500).

Unknown WMU: 20 antlered (80), and 90 antlerless (200).


Season-specific 2021-22 deer harvest estimates (with 2020-21 harvest estimates in parentheses) are as follows:

WMU 1A: archery, 3,360 antlered (4,720) and 3,590 antlerless (6,180); and muzzleloader, 40 antlered (80) and 1,310 antlerless (2,020).

WMU 1B: archery, 4,550 antlered (5,160) and 2,250 antlerless (4,180); and muzzleloader, 50 antlered (40) and 950 antlerless (1,520).

WMU 2A: archery, 3,250 antlered (3,540) and 2,330 antlerless (3,000); and muzzleloader, 50 antlered (60) and 1,270 antlerless (1,200).

WMU 2B: archery, 3,950 antlered (4,630) and 5,300 antlerless (8,470); and muzzleloader, 50 antlered (70) and 700 antlerless (830).

WMU 2C: archery, 4,420 antlered (3,860) and 3,530 antlerless (3,630); and muzzleloader, 80 antlered (40) and 1,270 antlerless (1,570).

WMU 2D: archery, 5,800 antlered (6,080) and 4,010 antlerless (3,560); and muzzleloader, 100 antlered (120) and 1,890 antlerless (1,740).

WMU 2E: archery, 2,370 antlered (2,660) and 1,690 antlerless (2,070); and muzzleloader, 30 antlered (40) and 910 antlerless (1,130).

WMU 2F: archery, 3,270 antlered (4,100) and 1,350 antlerless (2,090); and muzzleloader, 30 antlered (100) and 1,050 antlerless (1,810).

WMU 2G: archery, 1,950 antlered (2,470) and 850 antlerless (1,780); and muzzleloader, 50 antlered (30) and 650 antlerless (1,420).

WMU 2H: archery, 770 antlered (970) and 280 antlerless (380); and muzzleloader, 30 antlered (30) and 220 antlerless (220).

WMU 3A: archery, 1,980 antlered (2,470) and 1,010 antlerless (1,630); and muzzleloader, 20 antlered (30) and 590 antlerless (980).

WMU 3B: archery, 2,640 antlered (3,470) and 1,430 antlerless (2,110); and muzzleloader, 60 antlered (30) and 770 antlerless (1,190).

WMU 3C: archery, 2,770 antlered (3,570) and 1,760 antlerless (3,480); and muzzleloader, 30 antlered (30) and 840 antlerless (1,820).

WMU 3D: archery, 1,980 antlered (2,670) and 1,500 antlerless (2,240); and muzzleloader, 20 antlered (30) and 500 antlerless (760).

WMU 4A: archery, 1,340 antlered (1,650) and 1,570 antlerless (1,880); and muzzleloader, 60 antlered (50) and 930 antlerless (1,120).

WMU 4B: archery, 1,670 antlered (2,260) and 2,070 antlerless (2,870); and muzzleloader, 30 antlered (40) and 730 antlerless (1,030).

WMU 4C: archery, 2,870 antlered (3,260) and 1,750 antlerless (2,890); and muzzleloader, 30 antlered (40) and 550 antlerless (1,010).

WMU 4D: archery, 2,780 antlered (3,550) and 2,300 antlerless (3,020); and muzzleloader, 20 antlered (50) and 1,000 antlerless (1,280).

WMU 4E: archery, 3,630 antlered (3,850) and 2,730 antlerless (3,420); and muzzleloader, 70 antlered (50) and 970 antlerless (1,280).

WMU 5A: archery, 1,380 antlered (1,680) and 2,200 antlerless (1,920); and muzzleloader, 20 antlered (20) and 600 antlerless (480).

WMU 5B: archery, 5,040 antlered (5,840) and 7,280 antlerless (7,730); and muzzleloader, 60 antlered (60) and 1,320 antlerless (1,470).

WMU 5C: archery, 4,730 antlered (5,810) and 6,890 antlerless (7,410); and muzzleloader, 70 antlered (90) and 810 antlerless (990).

WMU 5D: archery, 2,080 antlered (1,790) and 4,390 antlerless (4,310); and muzzleloader, 20 antlered (10) and 210 antlerless (190).

Unknown WMU: archery, 0 antlered (70) and 10 antlerless (100); and muzzleloader, 0 antlered (0) and 0 antlerless (60).

Thursday, January 20, 2022



HARRISBURG, PA - It’s not too early for landowners to begin making plans to improve wildlife habitat this spring and into the future by planting tree and shrub species offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

The 2022 seedling order form is available online, and sales began Monday.

The Howard Nursery, located in Centre County, grows tree and shrub seedlings for use on State Game Lands, Hunter Access properties, the Seedling for Schools program, and other Game Commission conservation partners. Any remaining surplus is available to Pennsylvania residents for purchase. Seedlings are sold in units of 25.

“We have a tremendous inventory of hardwoods this year, in fact a 1-mile section 4-feet wide of red oak,” said Brian Stone, manager at Howard Nursery. “I’m very happy with this year’s crop, and good-sized seedlings for many species, too.”

Stone says three conifer species are available this year, including northern white cedar, and white and Norway spruce that make excellent thermal cover for a variety of wildlife.

“The Norway spruce is a great species to replace stands of hemlock that succumbed to the woolly adelgid,” Stone said.

Hardwood species include black locust, Washington hawthorn, northern red, pin, and sawtooth oak.

Shrubs include graystem and silky dogwood, northern bayberry, and ninebark. Stone says ninebark has attractive white flowers and is an excellent nectar source and pollinator.

Orders of 12 or more total units qualify for applicable discounted pricing. With the discount, prices are as low as $5.50 per unit. Regular prices range from $8 to $10 depending upon the seedling species.

To place an order call Howard Nursery at 814-355-4434 during regular hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Orders can be placed by FAX at 814-355-8094.

The order form is available at www.pgc.pa.gov. There is a link under Quick Clicks.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wild Turkey Federation banquet coming January 28th!

 Wild Turkey Federation banquet coming January 28th! Click on this picture to print and fill out or

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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 FEES are also $10.00 for 50 targets.  JUNIOR shooters 15 and under SHOOT for FREE, all other shooters pay the $10.00 fee.  The PRESENTATION SHOOT date will be decided by FRAZER (This years’ HOST CLUB) as the season progresses. To be eligible for the banquet you must make 9 of 12 shoots. The top 10 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 (actual date TBD by 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


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


 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.”