Sunday, September 22, 2013


There have been reports of coyotes in our neck of the woods, but from Pennsylvania comes confirmed reports of attacks by the animals. Two baby alpacas were killed by coyotes and six peacocks slaughered by the critters that seem to have a taste for the exotic. Coyotes up to 80 pounds have been reported, although the average male weighs half that. Residents are more concerned about numbers than size with 20-30 coyotes reported lurking around in some areas.


What next in the tech world? You don't have to schlep to deer check stations anymore to report your kill and now you can even complete the chore on your smartphone or whatever is the favored gizmo of the day. According to Fish & Game the ELS website is now mobile friendly and downloading the app is not necessary. Hunters who already have the Pocket Ranger App on their phones will find that the MobileELS links are operational. The access makes it easier for hunters to buy licenses and permits, apply for lottery permits and report their deer take. Go to for more info.

Friday, September 13, 2013


The Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its annual William G. Clark children's fishing outing Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited and the club will supply the fishing gear you need if you don't have your own. It's a catch and release event and will be at Jefferson Pond, across from the high school, on Weldon Road.