Win a Kayak
Inside the Outdoors, September 15,

Before I get to the main topic for today, I would like to remind readers that Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Forbes Trail Chapter, 7650 Route 30 in North Huntingdon, is sponsoring their premier “Top 100” Dollar Fundraiser, Chapter Banquet Nov. 2, 2017, at Strataigo’s Banquet Centre in that same city.

For additional information and reservations call 724.863.3001 or email

From what I’m told, there will be great food, raffles, auction, prizes, fun and laughter!


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) recently announced that come fall, it has partnered with Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg, PA, to sponsor a kayak giveaway when the season falls upon the time slot when fishers are getting ready to hit the waters for some outstanding fishing.

Specifically, the grand prizes are two Ascend FS10 Sit-in Angler Kayaks.

Entry can be accomplished by visiting from now through Nov. 27 or by entering in person at either the PFBC booth at Penn State University and/or University of Pittsburgh home football games this year.

PFBC Director of Outreach stated, “This is a way to get people to visit us at these two football stadiums which annually draws hundreds of thousands of fans and is a signature series of events in Pennsylvania,” he said. “It also gives us a chance to speak with people and promote the good fishing and boating opportunities available during the fall months in the Commonwealth.”

For those who wish to travel to Penn State and want to be in the know as to the home town dates, they are as follow: Georgia State – Sept. 16; Indiana – Sept. 30; Michigan – Oct. 21;Rutgers – Nov. 11; and Nebraska – Nov. 18.

Pitt fans, these are your date: Oklahoma State – Sept. 16; Rice – Sept. 30; North Carolina State – Oct. 14; Virginia – Oct. 28; North Carolina – Nov. 9 and Miami – Nov. 24.

Justin Brisson, General Manager at Bass Pro in Harrisburg stated, “We hope that the winners will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterways and incredible fishery the Commonwealth has to offer for many years to come, thanks in large part to the folks at the Fish and Boat Commission and their work to help and protect our natural resources.”

The winner will be notified after Dec. 12. A date, time and location for the winners to pick up their kayak has yet to be disclosed. Once the winners are chosen, the organizations will notify the winning parties and arrangements will be made.

The important thing is to buy your football game tickets now to attend the games of your choosing. Then visit the booths and enter. If one doesn’t at least take a chance, his chances are nil to floating along the Commonwealth waters dreaming that one doesn’t have a care in the world!

- Paul J. Volkmann
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