Sportsmen prepare for annual banquet

HUGHESVILLE — The Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks will hold its 58th annual banquet on March 24 at the Hughesville Fire Hall Social Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 6.

The evening will open with a roast beef dinner with homemade pie, a gun and rod raffle, a Chinese auction, door prizes, a live auction and a special program.

The guest speaker will be Scott Kilcoyne, a well-known area trapper who has trapped extensively in the local area for mink, muskrat, coyote, fox, raccoon, bobcat, beaver and fisher. He will show pelts of each one. Kilcoyne also has taught classes demonstrating trapping techniques to various groups of young people, including Boy Scouts and church groups. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association, the North America Fur Auctions and the North America Wild Fur Shippers Council.

The spring stocking schedule for the trout raised by the club will be available at the banquet. The club has experienced higher than normal losses among its brook trout, due to a disease that started with the brood brook trout at the hatchery. This will not affect the stocking schedule but will result in lower numbers per stream.

The Dick Harner Children’s Fishing Derby will be held at Van Rensellar Park in Picture Rocks on May 5.

Banquet tickets are limited and none will be sold at the door. To order tickets, call Art Fry at 570-368-1245, Rusty Bitler at 570-584-5780 or John Krakoskie at 570-928-8527.