CORNISH, NH (WCAX) – At least one New Hampshire hunter who has purchased a Vermont hunting license expresses frustration with the current travel restrictions in place. Hunters out of state cannot fish or hunt in the Vermont without quarantine for 14 days. We spoke with a hunter in Cornwall who said he was told he was not eligible for a refund for his license, which he bought back in February. Adding to his frustration, Larry Duval says Vermont hunters cross the New Hampshire border on a daily basis, which means they don’t follow Vermont rules for non-essential travel. “If we want to solve the problem, then each state has to work together. They have to work on the same wavelength. You know, we say we’re not going to Vermont because of what Vermont wants. But now people from Vermont are coming here, “said Duval. Regarding refunds, Vt. Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter said refunds would be available in some cases.” The department issues reimbursements out of state. hunters who have not used their hunting license and are currently unable to use it do so for travel restrictions. However, hunters who have purchased a combined license (fish and hunt) will NOT receive a refund or partial refund if they have hunted or fished in Vermont at any time during the past year, ”he said. – it stated in an email to WCAX. Copyright 2020 WCAX. All rights reserved.
Demand for venison donations from food banks has skyrocketed since COVID-19 arrived in March, but John Plowman, executive director of Hunters Sharing the Harvest, is confident that hunters can meet those needs.
Since March, Ploughman said, the demand his organization has received from food banks for venison has increased by 50%. Hunters Sharing the Harvest allows hunters to donate their deer to participating processors for free. Venison is ground and packaged before distribution to regional food banks, including the food kitchen in Wilkes-Barre which is operated by the Economic Opportunity Commission.
Plowers anticipate demand for venison donations will continue to increase during the fall, and poachers have started donating deer during the early weeks of archery season.
“Because of the pandemic, people have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and many have fallen into difficult times,” said Plowman. “There is a real need for this.”
In fact, Ploughman relies on donations from archery hunters to contribute a larger percentage of venison to the food bank. During the 2019-2020 hunting season, the Harrisburg-based organization (www.sharedeer.org) donated 160,445 pounds of venison.
“We usually feed a total of 5,000 deer into the food bank system,” said Plowman. “Archery season consists of 1,000 to 1,500 deer donations, and I think that will eventually cover half of all donated deer because so many people are hunting bowhunting and the season is not compressed.”
Bill Williams, information and education supervisor at the Northeastern Region of the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, said the agency will promote more HSH this year because of the growing need for food banks. The Gaming Commission donated $ 55,000 to HSH, and Williams said it made sense to spread the word about the importance of donating deer.
Williams hopes he can put into practice what he teaches if he is lucky to be able to harvest deer this season.
“If I shoot deer this year, the first thing is to go to the food bank. Most of us have more than one antlerless mark, and I think it’s a good time for hunters to consider donating the first deer they harvest, “Williams said.
“People have had a hard time this year, and putting meat in the hands of those who need it is a noble goal.”
Plowman said HSH is filling a void seen in many food banks because protein from meat, such as beef and pork, is usually in short supply at the facility. Venison is high in protein, he said, and all the deer donated to the program are processed into ground beef, which makes it versatile for use by food banks.
Ground beef from a deer, Plow said, could provide 200 meals.
“You can do a lot with venison,” he said. “All of our venison is obtained over a three month period, and the food bank knows that the time to get it is during hunting season.”
The northeastern region is one of the strongest regions in the state when it comes to donating venison, added Plow. The majority of donated deer in the area are distributed to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, which serves the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming.
Ploughman said the donation program was popular in the northeast because there were many hunters, lots of deer and processors participating in each area.
“No hunter has to drive more than 50 miles to donate a deer in the northeast,” he said.
However, HSH faces challenges in other countries when it comes to finding butchers to participate in this program. Although processors were reimbursed by the organization at their expense for processing donated deer, there were some districts that did not participate.
“Nobody wants to be involved in the slaughter, and there aren’t many deer cultivators out there to start with,” he said. “I’ve always worked hard to replace the butcher I lost.”
One processor that recently joined the HSH program is Lantz Wren from Dallas, Luzerne County. He has operated Wren’s Taxidermy and Deer Processing since 2002, but joined HSH last year.
Wren admits his shop is busy during hunting season, but getting involved with HSH doesn’t require extra work.
“It helps that all the deer donated is ground beef and you can put it in a 5 pound tube,” said Wren. “It’s easy to grind and package meat, and I hope to make as many deer donations as the hunters will bring.”
Since the processing costs for the donated deer are covered, Ploughman says the program is also easy for hunters. Another option that may be popular, he added, is for hunters to donate a portion of their deer and save the rest. Hunters Sharing the Harvest will cover the processing fee for the donated deer share.
Wren believes that the partial donation option will be popular as many hunters like to keep the back strap or make their venison a specialty product.
He also agrees with Ploughman that the archery season can be the biggest contributor to the program.
“I think the number of harvests will drop in rifle season because so many people are hunting archery,” said Wren. “Last year we shot more deer than rifles. And although many archery hunters wait for large sums of money, they are still able to temporarily harvest the female deer and donate it to the program. “
SHAWANO, WI- The Shawano Football team have found a game for next Friday night. The Hawks (3-1) will travel to Marathon County to face the Edgar Wildcats (4-0). Edgar is ranked No. 1 in Division 7 and was D7 State Runner-Ups last year. They’ve been in state championship game three of the past four years and last won the title in 2016. The Hawks were originally scheduled to play Menasha before the Blue Jays season ended. .
It’s almost time folks – the release of “Star Wars: Squadrons” is just around the corner. Starting October 3, first person space simulator will pit players against each other in classic dogfighting mode as they pilot X-wings and TIE fighters.
To get into the “Star Wars” spirit, I have listed the top games to play in preparation for their release. It’s not easy, with a lot of important titles off the list, but I feel the games below embody the “Star Wars” universe better than others.
“Star Wars: Battlefront II”
I’ll be honest, choosing between “Battlefront” and the original “Battlefront II” kept me up at night. Both games are pretty awesome, but “Battlefront II” has a bit of an edge with the expanded galaxy conquest mode and planets available. An updated mode introduces space battles to the series and layers of strategy that the previous series did not have. This third-person action game may be 15 years old, but few can replicate the authentic battles that Pandemic Studios created in the original “Battlefront II.”
“Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic”
“Knights of the Old Republic” were given when I made this list. The name is probably familiar to most “Star Wars” fans, and if not, I would recommend playing it as soon as possible. This is an absolutely stunning role-playing game (RPG) with some of the most famous characters setting foot in this universe. Having the freedom to customize my Jedi appearance, power-ups, character interactions and, ultimately, the conclusion of my story is more than enough to solidify this as one of my all-time favorite “ Star Wars ” experiences.
“Star Wars: Empire at War”
If someone likes real-time strategy (RTS) games, I would recommend checking out “Empire at War.” The game starts with the option to choose between the Rebel Alliance, the Empire and, if the player buys an expansion, the rulers of the underworld. The goal is to take over the galaxy one planet at a time through whatever means the player deems necessary. This can involve massive space battles, guerrilla warfare, political corruption and a lot of strategic thinking. It’s truly a tactics addict’s dream come true and deserves a place on this list.
“Star Wars: The Old Republic”
Bioware was in charge of the “ Knights of the Old Republic ” in 2003, and in 2011, he decided to take the franchise in new direction. “The Old Republic” is a massive online multiplayer (MMO) game that allows players to have complete customization of the kind of journey they want to experience in the world of “Star Wars”.
Want to become a bounty hunter who participates in the Great Hunt – a traditional, galaxy-wide event used for bounty hunting and famous bounty hunters – while building your own crew? What about a sith warrior whose sole purpose was to bring down their naive master to prove their worth? “The Old Republic” lets players do both, because it lets them loose to forge their own identity in this brilliantly crafted MMO.
“Star Wars Jedi Knights: Jedi Academy”
“Jedi Academy” was the last game released in the “Jedi Knight” series, and it’s by far my favorite. The story follows the growth and training of new apprentice Kyle Katarn and their struggles with the light and dark sides of forces. At the time of its release, it had the most advanced lightsaber mechanic a game had ever seen and let players choose between a single or multiple bladed lightsaber as their Jedi progressed at the skill level. That may seem like an insignificant and ridiculous feature to brag right now, but that was a huge bonus 17 years ago.
“Star Wars Episode 1: Racers”
Would this be an accurate list if it didn’t include podracing? Of course not. “Star Wars Episode 1: Racer” was released on Nintendo 64 in 1999, and boy, is it still one of the best representations of the sport that is both busy and deadly in podracing. With its dynamic characters and dangerous racing tracks, this is a racing game not to be missed. Luckily, it was recently ported to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for the new generation of players to enjoy.
“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”
I can’t praise “Jedi: Fallen Order” enough. This ultimately proves that games driven by single player narratives still have a place in the “Star Wars” ecosystem. The combat inspired by “Dark Souls” provides a challenging, yet thrilling experience as Cal, the main protagonist, revives his relationship with power. It seems that this is also the start of a new franchise, as Kotaku reported earlier this year Respawn Entertainment was working on the next part.
“Star Wars: Bounty Hunter”
Of course, I saved the best for last. Now, this isn’t the best “Star Wars” game when it comes to quality content only. However, controlling the famous Jango Fett and hunting down prizes in this action-adventure game is unmistakably the most creative and entertaining on the list. I never got tired of flying around the Coruscant, breaking into the canteen, conquering my bounty and reaping the rewards just to go hunting for my next target.
Now, that’s about wrapping it up, but before jumping into “Squadron,” I’d like to give you some respectable designations. “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” deserves recognition, despite its struggling critically, because it paved the way for a more successful “Jedi: Fallen Order”. Also, “Lego Star Wars: The Video Game” deserves the nod too. The fun is simple, and who doesn’t love a good Lego game?
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The flood of hate speech on Facebook directed at a young hunter has led to fines and convictions in more than 50 cases, according to the German hunting association DJV, which helped him press charges.
According to a DJV statement released on Saturday, Sinah B. received more than 2,000 harsh comments over the two days after he posted a photo of himself posing with a dead fox and rifle in the spring of 2018.
One woman who posted “prostitute,” and “visited, tied up, vomited,” referring to the hunter, while also mentioning “money burden on the back” was ordered to pay 2,000 euros ($ 2,326) for court, attorney and compensation fees.
The person who posted the threat “our ugly woman will find you, watch out for your health” was punished with a € 1,400 fine, including compensation and court fees.
One commentator who posted “I’ll just say karma” had to pay € 1,600. There are similar penalties for people who are use misogynistic terms.
‘Secure evidence and press charges’
In all, fines, fees and compensation were in the tens of thousands of euros, with further cases ongoing, said DJV.
“We advise anyone exposed to hate crimes on the internet: secure evidence and press charges,” added DJV President Volker Böhning.
Sinah B. continues to post pictures of the animals he has killed – mostly foxes, fish and deer – on Instagram, as well as photos of live animals.
“Everyone should decide for themselves whether it is ethically correct to post the necessary extermination,” he wrote under one post in January 2019. “I don’t feel reproached, because I just posted what had to happen.
“Debate, criticism and exchanges,” he added. “But there is no blind hatred. We all know where hatred is going when we look at history …”
This summer, Germany’s parliament passed new laws banning hate speech on the internet, giving authorities greater powers to force social media platforms to pass on the IP addresses of users who post abusive comments.
The law is not yet in effect, and may still be weakened by constitutional concerns over privacy, according to a Bundestag evaluation reported earlier this month by Southgerman Newspaper Daily newspaper.