Gary Winslow

Cougar and bear among big game catches

Ponoka Fish & Game Association holds annual horn measuring day, still time for fish entries

Hunters were able to trade stories and show off their trophies Dec. 3 during the Ponoka Fish and Game horn measuring event.

Held at the association’s Lake Pofianga site, the day brought a variety of trophies, from the typical white tail deer to eye-catching moose and even a cougar and bear, explained Ray Abt, big game chairman.

He added that there were 56 animals brought in for measuring, about 20 more than last year. Along with the typical animals, Abt, says he also saw sheep and antelope in the trophy line-up. For him, the day is all about the camaraderie and story-telling.

Fish and Game members were able to get the credit for the cougar and bear with Bryan Walcheski getting the bear and Brad Rawley getting the cougar. Both were successfully hunted with a bow, says, Abt. He added that Walcheski and Rawley are eligible for the Pope and Young award for bow hunting.

The horn measuring sets up members for Ponoka Fish and Game’s awards and fundraising night, which is set for Feb. 4 at the Stagecoach Saloon.

While the animal measuring is done, Abt added that he can still take fish up to the end of the year, especially for youths. Something he was pleased to see at the horn measuring is two youths who took the trophies for white tail deer and white tail non-typical deer.

To bring fish for measuring, check out Ponoka Fish and Game’s website: www.ponokafishandgame.ca for contact details.

 

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