Meadville Tribune


October 9, 2013

Outdoors notes for week starting Oct. 9

$349K donated to be used toward Pymatuning

PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man who loved hunting and fishing but shunned people left virtually his entire estate to the state game commission.

Officials with the Game Commission say that the $349,198 gift from Joseph Trempus was highly unusual because of its size. Most donations are more like $25, commission spokesman Travis Lau tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Trempus, of Shaler, died last November at the age of 93.

Neighbors say Trempus and his late wife didn’t have children and rarely socialized. But they loved the outdoors, including goose hunting and trout fishing.

The Game Commission says the donation will go toward displays and exhibits for a new wildlife learning center to be built at Pymatuning, and a room there will be named for Trempus.


Skills competition airs on next Crawford County Outdoors

Duane Koller hosts the second annual “Wild Games” outdoorsman skills competition through Saturday on Crawford County Outdoors on Armstrong channel 23.

Koller speaks with Waterfowl Expo Chairman Rich Guiney of Ducks Unlimited and a few of the exhibitors from Oct. 13 to 26. A chef will also present a barbecue wild duck recipe for the Waterfowl Expo show.


Trout stocking set for Harbar Acres Lake

BUTLER COUNTY — Staff from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will stock adult trout into Harbar Acres Lake on Friday instead of its originally scheduled Oct. 1 date. This change was necessary because the lake water temperature is too warm to sustain these trout. Waiting until this later date will hopefully result in cooler water temperatures, the PFBC says.

Anglers can search the trout stocking schedules for locations and dates of interest. Visit and click on the link for Fall Trout Stocking at the top of the home page. Select a county at the top of that page, then press go. The search results will provide you with each body of water within a county that is scheduled for stocking, the section of water, the date, the species of trout, the meeting place and time, the hatchery stocking the section, the regulations that apply, and the latitude/longitude number.


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