The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


May 20, 2013

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: The Old Boss gobbler has sung

Well, that’s it, folks the old boss gobbler has sung. Spring turkey season 2013 is over. I hope many of you had a successful season and harvested a bird.

 It may not have been the boss gobbler of the woods but as I always say everybody has their vision of a trophy and as long as you’re happy with your harvest that’s all that counts.


Now what?

So now what? I could do a follow up column on mounting your beard and fantail. No, I think I’ve done that already, maybe next year just as a reminder.

I could tell you about my escapades this past spring; no I’m not one to do that. But just to give you a couple of high points, I did get the chance to hunt with our District 99 State Representative, John Patterson, on his first ever turkey excursion, he was an observer by the way. Also I did get to accompany my favorite youth, Mike Keenan Jr., into the woods and have it filmed by Wild Ohio TV. Those are just a couple of high points for me this past spring. Now if they would have been successful hunts you know I would have put something about them in my column but that’s why they call it huntin’ not gettin’.

I could remind you of the upcoming ACWCL Spring Banquet, talk a little fishin’ and show you the last of the photos I received, yep sounds like a plan.


ACWCL reminder

This year ACWCL Spring Banquet is going to held on June 1, 2013 at the Lenox Community Center just outside of Jefferson. Our “new Location,” the Lenox Community Center located at 2509 Lenox New Lyme Road, Jefferson. We’re only selling 200 tickets, so you might want to make that call to get tickets as soon as possible.

Dinner Tickets are just $20 per person and the dinner ticket includes a chance on a Buckhorn CVA .50 caliber muzzleloader. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6.

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  • Spartans knock around Dragons

    After being cooped up in gymnasiums for the better part of the season so far, the Conneaut and Lakeside softball teams were just happy to get onto a diamond. Playing for the first time in nearly a week, the Spartans toppled the Dragons, 11-2, Thursday afternoon at Lakeside.

    April 18, 2014

  • PV can’t get past Mathews

    Thursday afternoon at Pymatuning Valley, the visiting Mathews Mustangs were able to do what every coach hopes for — execute. They played a clean game from start to finish in every facet of the game, and that carried the Mustangs to an 8-2 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Scholastic Statistics:

    Matthews 8, PV 2
    at PV

    April 18, 2014

  • Scholastic Schedule:


    Geneva at Edgewood (11)
    Niles McKinley at Edgewood (5)
    Conneaut at Lakeside (4:30)
    Madison at Euclid (4:30)
    Madison at Edgewood (4:30)
    Geneva at Mentor (10, DH)
    Conneaut at Madison (4)

    April 18, 2014

  • Justin Butler Justin time

    It was just four short years ago that Justin Butler was spending his fall on a soccer field.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don A Don McCormack column: ‘Kids’ stuff’ spurs great responses

    I’m often caught more than a bit off-guard by what stories, features or columns generate responses from you, Loyal Readers, much more so than those who do not.
    For example, the column that appeared in this space a couple of days ago regarding things yours truly and my buddies did as kids prompted more than a few responses.
    A sampling, many of which were posted on my Facebook page:

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • kyle GANG GREEN

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scholastic Schedule:

    Grand Valley at Maplewood (4:30)
    St. John at Lawrence (4:30)
    Mathews at PV (4:30)
    Fairport at Perry (7:30)
    West Geauga at Madison (4:30)
    Harvey at Riverside (4:30)
    Jefferson at Harding (5)

    April 16, 2014

  • Olivia In transition

    Pymatuning Valley graduate Olivia Holt had a distinct reason she chose to play basketball for Mount Union.
    “They do have tradition,” Holt, the daughter of Gus and Michelle Holt, said. “I’m from PV. We had a tradition of winning and working hard there. I wanted to go somewhere that tradition mattered. I knew I was going to get better by coming here.”

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don A Don McCormack column: Spring has sprung one big leak

    Paying a Wednesday morning visit to the variety store...

    Think spring?
    If this, um, err, uh... spring... feels a bit unusual for high school baseball and softball teams in Northeast Ohio, it is, to a point.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

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