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Join the Lake Carey Sportsman's club on July 24 and 25 in it's annual woodchuck hunt.

Lake Carey Sportsmen’s Club will host a woodchuck hunt on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.

“The hunt went on several years ago and is now being brought back for the enjoyment of club members and the public, in hopes of a great turnout,” said Scott Wetherbee, tournament director.

Last year, Wetherbee and the Club had 13 registered hunters, and Adam Edwards came away with first place and $65. Weatherbee explained that the bragging rights far outweigh the prize.

“This year, we are already at that many registrations,” said Weatherbee. “But we want more, there are forms all over town and online.”

The entry fee is $10 per person and monies benefit the Club for future events.

Pre-registration can be done by filling out the entry form, found at several locations around town and on the Lake Carey Sportsmen Club Facebook page, and can be mailed in with registration fee in ample time.

Weigh-ins will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Club grounds and are single, 50 percent payout of one prize.

All participants must follow Pennsylvania Game Commission’s rules and regulations as required by law, including having a valid PA hunting license, as well as follow all trespassing rules.

The Club encourages mentor hunting.

All hunters must dispose of their own woodchuck and no alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Violations of the tournament rules or unsportsmanlike behavior will constitute immediate disqualification without a refund.

The Lake Carey Sportsmen’s Club Association is not responsible for any loss of property, accidents, or injuries incurred during the tournament. Participants are responsible for conducting themselves in a professional manner and agree to obey the rules and regulations set forth by the tournament.

For more information or to register, please call Scott Wetherbee at 570-836-6690, or mail registration form to Lake Carey Sportsmen’s Club, PO Box 35, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Forms are posted on the Sportsman’s Club Facebook page as well.

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