Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Women enjoy day at HF Fish and Game Club

 On Saturday, June 1, 33 women took part in women’s day at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club. Sponsored by the Washington County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs, the women enjoyed a day just for them in shooting rifles, black powder, skeet shooting and also archery.

Headed by Bill Pike, these women showed that they can keep up with the men when it comes down to shooting. All events were handled by instructors who spent the day helping the ladies out.

All weapons, both guns and archery equipment, were supplied by individuals who helped out. Many women (they had to sign up ahead of time) were turned away as the instructors can only handle just so many safely and it takes time to make sure the women that participate are instructed properly.

Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club put on a cookout afterwards which was enjoyed by all. You have to give credit where credit is due. Bill Pike made all the arrangements for the shoot and he should be given a lot of credit for this. The temperature was in the high 90 degrees and yet all instructors and women had a great time. They said if they do this again, which they will, they would like to see the club put in a swimming pool. Well, if nothing else they could have waterfowl shooting.

Way to go guys and girls; it’s good to see something positive for a change.

Not too many deer being seen in the field lately. The does should be having their fawn by now. They probably got them all hid in the woods or the deep grass in the fields. The farmers have a hard time this first cutting because the fawns will just lay there and it’s hard for the farmers to see them.

Turkey season is over with until fall. With this high grass it’s too hard to see them and the little ones. From all the turkeys that were reported, there should still be quite a few still out there. I think more were taken by road kill this spring than by hunters but what do I know.

With all the rain the trout fishermen will have to put a 10-pound sinker on their line to keep it in the water. The Mettowee is going full tilt. Probably would be able to catch your limit in all the fields that are flooded.

Contacted DEC several times on their mowing and cleaning of the South Bay Boat Launch. They said they haven’t even hired any one yet to mow. Hell, if it gets any higher, they’ll be able to bale it.

Bill Jones and I mowed it for years before DEC got down there to mow. But no more. Let them take care of their own property.

There are lots of fishermen using the launch and the fishing pier. Free fishing day is coming up if you’re interested in helping out some fisher over there, give Bill Pike a call at 632-5993. He’d love you for it.

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