Ralph Scherder

Pennsylvania agency’s stream surveys expose wild trout populations

Bradford, Pa. — A team of biologists from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission recently surveyed the headwaters of East Branch Tunungwant Creek in McKean County. Although the main stem was designated Class A wild trout water back in the early 1990s, the tributaries that converge to create the stream have never been sampled. Until now. “We want to find…

Trapping school finding success in Pennsylvania

Butler, Pa. — Attendees to the recent Pennsylvania Trappers Association District 2 trapping school received a wealth of knowledge packed into seven hours of demonstrations and personal instruction by some of the state’s best trappers. At the school, which was held Aug. 12 at the Butler City Hunting and Fishing Club, registration was free, lunch provided, and the 48 students…