Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania Events Page
August 6, 2016
Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton, PA
August 20 - 21, 2016
KECA Visitor Center
PIOGA Equipment Show & Technical Conference
August 23, 2016
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
October 14 - 16, 2016
Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt
Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association, Inc. sponsored their annual snake hunt on June 11 & 12, 2016. The event was well attended with excellent weather both days. We believe the state record for rattle snake was tied with a rattle snake being turned in by Tim Price of Lycoming County at 56” & 4lbs 2oz.
Thanks to Sherri Wheeler of Keystone Reptile Club for providing the following information:
133 Registered Hunters
Timber Rattlesnakes 40
Non Venomous 12
Largest Timber Rattlesnake Tim Price 56” 4lbs 2oz Lycoming County
2nd Largest Timber Rattlesnake Alan Hildebrand 54” 4lb 3oz Elk County
Largest Copperhead Donna Kime 35” 1lb 3oz Clinton County
2nd Largest Copperhead Thomas Baroni 36 1/2” 13 oz. Clinton County
Most Rattles Matt Deal 14 rattles 47” long Clinton County
Ultimate Snake Hunter - Hunter who catches most inches of snakes. Only allowed one species of each snake.
Keaton Bender 268
Timber Rattlesnakes 26 Copperheads 4 Non Venomous 7
All Saturday prizes are for Weight only.
Yellow Phase Timber Rattlesnake - Alan Hildebrand 4lb 3oz Elk County
Black Phase Timber Rattlesnake – Todd Miller 3lb 10oz Cameron County
Copperhead – Thomas Houser 11 oz.
Non Venomous – Jarred McNeal 2lb 1oz Black Rat Snake Cameron County
Bobbing for live Trout
2016 Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportsmen
Jillian Heath Bobbing for Trout
Jillian (left) with Friend Annie
Every year at the Oaks Show a local Philadelphia Country Radio Station at 92.5 FM sponsors a bobbing for live trout contest. This year's show had its first winner. Jillian Heath pictured above with friend Annie Walerwiez. They both are USP members and assist with the show, and are involved in hunting & fishing. Congratulations to Jillian, thanks for supporting USP, great job!
Tri-State Outdoor EXPO
USP decided to try the new Tri-State EXPO held at the David Lawrence Convention Center on January 29 - 31, 2016. The Tri-State Outdoor Expo was much better Show for us than the Allegheny Sport Travel & Outdoor Show. We had very good interest from those attending the show providing sports related information.
All those in attendance were upset with the PGC (Pennsylvania Game Commission) on their handling of our hunting interest as result we gained several renewals as well as new 1 year, 2 year, a lifetime, and a FOAC (Firearm Owners Against Crime) membership.
USP raffled off a Mossberg Tactical caliber 22 with 6 position adjustable stock. The winner was Chuck Girdwood, congratulations Mr. Girdwood.
USP thanks all those visiting our display.
USP Display area prior to start of EXPO
CROSS FORK RAFFLE WINNERS
June 26, 2016 Click here
2016 raffle tickets Are available
Anyone interested in selling or Purchasing tickets,
contact Pete Kingsley 717-471-5820
thank everyone that purchased our 2015 raffles
supported USP, we look forward to
continued support in 2016.