The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


November 19, 2012

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Surplus trout stocked in Lake Erie


Oh, deer!

As of Nov. 14, 2012, the deer harvest stats for Ashtabula County and some surrounding counties are as follows:

Ashtabula — bucks taken 537, doe taken 743, Button bucks 177, 2012, Total 1457

Geauga — bucks taken 221, doe taken 460, Button bucks taken 103, Total, 784

Lake — bucks taken 146, doe taken 227, Button bucks taken 46, Total 419

Trumbull — bucks taken 448, doe taken 562, Button bucks taken 206, Total 1216


Buck Fever Night

The Ashtabula County Wildlife Conservation League (ACWCL) in conjunction with Whitetails Unlimited is having their annual Buck Fever Night Banquet on Nov. 23, 2012 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds Expo building located in Jefferson. The doors will open and social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner at approximately 6:30p.m.

Single non-member tickets cost $25.00

Table Captain Package, $250 includes10 Buck Fever Tickets, Entry in Table Captain-Only Gun Drawing, Free WTU Cap, Seats reserved in your name, Recognition as a special WTU guest.

Become a Sponsor. Sponsor Package; Donate $150 in cash or merchandise, and receive our WTU sponsor knife set and decal, two Buck Fever tickets, and entry into a Sponsor-Only Gun Drawing! Please call for merchandise sponsorship opportunity.

Early Bird Drawing — Purchase your Buck Fever tickets by November 15 and be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 in Hunter Raffle Tickets!

Raffles; $100 Hunters Raffle Package, 9 Gun Board Raffle tickets, 30 Bucket Raffle tickets, WTU Gift, WTU 1-Year Membership.

Purchase before November 21 and also receive a Bonus Gun Ticket and a free $50 Hunters Raffle Book (3 gun board raffle tickets 10 bucket raffle tickets). This item must be picked up at event. Buck Fever ticket NOT included!

Life Members, you will enter your life member number upon checkout to apply your discount if applicable. Discount only applies to membership events. Deadline date for ticket purchases is Nov. 21, 2012.

For more information and tickets call, Ron Tusai 563-3384, Dennis Malloy (330) 507-9489 or WTU Headquarters at 800-274-5471 or go online at

Support Local Conservation — 50 percent of all net proceeds will go directly back to your local area for conservation-related activities. Proceeds from this event will benefit youth programs in cooperation with Ashtabula County Conservation League.

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