Post by timberdoodle on Jun 29, 2020 20:13:59 GMT -5
I've been out three times so far, Mount Pisgah State Park, Gamelands 289 pond, and Hills Creek State Park and haven't seen many out at all. As far as kayak & canoe I get a two year launch permit, got mine in January good till Dec 31st 2021 so will they count mine next year? The simple things ya worry about when you're retired>
In other news District 5 has an opening coming up Charlie Fox tenure expires in October
District 5 - Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Tioga, Union
I'm surprised hunting license sales are up so much. Not so much with kayak permits. The rivers are sometimes crowed with the things and they have been gatting popular for the past ten years or so. I guess some good things may be coming for this virus.
Post by longbeard2372 on Jun 30, 2020 5:59:24 GMT -5
Yeah try going to Walmart or any where for that matter and find ANY fishing supplies here in the Lancaster area. Everyone and their brother must be fishing this year. The shelves are bare. I have never seen it like this. I had to order from Amazon yesterday just to get the basics to have for the weekend.
Honesty is my only excuse.
"I don't hunt turkeys because I can. I hunt them because I have to." Tom Kelly
"You have to pay for every bird you kill and the coin you use to pay for them is time." Tom Kelly
Friend went to buy a Kayak last week and said most stores were sold out and having hard time getting more. (Elimra NY area). They said employees at stores said camping supplies in general were selling fast.
Camper ( RV ) sales are way up as well. I read a article where I believe it was the CEO of THOR, said they sales were up 30% range . Have a friend ordering a new motorhome, and dealer is saying maybe October delivery. THOR is the largest RV manufacture in this country, with close to 50% of market, they own several brands.
The RV Park/ Marina we keep our motorhome at on Seneca lake (Watkins Glen NY area) has been busier than normal this year as far as transient camper area.
I think many of the younger people who have spent too much time playing video games and staring at their phones are discovering the outdoors and experiencing real adventure for the first time in their lives-and many of them like it. That's a good thing. I hope they also appreciate the natural world enough that they will pay attention to things that threaten it and our rights to enjoy it.
The article stated that finding a kayak in SW PA was almost impossible
Yes. For the kayak I wanted if I bought from a local dealer I wouldn't have had it for another few weeks. I bought from a place in Georgia and had it shipped. It was actually cheaper than the local dealer anyway.