In addition to the meal of wild game dishes supplied by members of the congregation, there will be a presentation by Dr. Eric Long on “Survival and Movements of Bucks in Pennsylvania.” Door prizes will be given out at the conclusion of the program.
Dr. Long grew up as an avid outdoorsman and hunter in Huntingdon. He received his B.S. in Biology in 1995 from Wheaton College in Illinois and his M.S. in Biology in 2001 from the University of North Dakota, where he studied mountain lions in South Dakota and California.
He recently received his Ph.D. in Ecology from Penn State University, where he studied dispersal and survival of bucks in Pennsylvania. His presentation will document the movement and survival of bucks in Pennsylvania following the implementation of antler point restrictions.
He will also be showing a video of the capture of more than 2,000 deer with the attachment of radio collars on more than 500 bucks during a three-year period.
The church extends an open invitation to the community for this event. There is no charge for the evening, but an offering will be taken to defray the cost.