Colonial re-enactor at sportsmen's event

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:28

HAWLEY - A Colonial re-enactor will give a special presentation at this year’s Pike County Branch of Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) banquet, sportsmen’s auction and raffle. Leonard Boyer’s presentation is about the early pioneers and hunting methods. He conducts extensive research for accuracy in his collection and portrayal of an early trapper. He will display his collection of crude tools, period cooking utensils, and other possessions typically owned by a Colonial woodsman prior to the Revolution. Exceptional works of art by local artist Bea Dannenfelser will be showcased this year with prints featuring local wildlife in Pike County settings. Prizes also include various sporting arms, rangefinder, binoculars, sculptures, butchering kit, Native American flint knife, some leather items, and trip prizes to be announced. The ladies raffle includes some wonderful and unique prizes for hunters and non-hunters alike. The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort on Route 507 at Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by live and silent auctions and various raffles. Early bird raffle tickets are available at a $300 value for $100 if purchased up to one week prior to the banquet to be used on banquet night. On the night of the banquet, $100 buys $100 worth of raffle tickets. Adults receive a full course dinner and one year association membership for $50; or adults with a spouse receive two dinners and one association membership for $70. Additional memberships can be purchased at the banquet. Pre-register by sending your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and whether your banquet registration is a new association member or renewal, along with your check made payable to “Pike County QDMA” to: P.O. Box 1147, Milford, PA 18337. For more information, call Scott at 570-241-1188, or John at 570-686-7611. For complete details, visit the Web site and click on the link to the banquet pages for directions to Ehrhardt’s and more info. Monies raised will be used by the National, State, and local Branch to help meet the mission statement goals to promote sustainable high quality white-tailed deer populations, wildlife habitats, and ethical hunting experiences through education, research, and management in partnership with hunters, landowners, natural resource professionals, and the general public.