The state's final "fish for free" day is Sept. 3. Residents and nonresidents can legally fish for free throughout Pennsylvania. A state-run Family Fishing program will be held 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 1 at Goddard State Park, Mercer County. Bait and tackle provided, no licence required.
The following WMUs have sold out of doe licenses: 1B, 2E, 2F, 2G, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A. Still available: 1A 4,328, 2A 42,022, 2B 61,297, 2C 1,183, 2D 2,750, 3A 3,743, 3B 12,449, 3C 2,803, 3D 1,1372, 5B 6,494, 5C 85,651 and 5D 16,451.
About 1,500 archers from 20 countries participated in the International Bowhunting Organization World Championships Aug. 12 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Wesley S. Van Horn of Middleberg, Pa., won in the Advance Hunter Class, and Jesse Berkett of Punxsutawney took the Cub Class (ages 9-12). Other Pennsylvania winners: Theresa McAndrew of Old Forge, Female Hunter Class; Jared W. Neal of Sharon, Recurve Unaided Class; Gregory Mummert of Dover, Senior Hunter Class; Lucas Schirf of Northern Cambria, Semi-pro Class; John Demmer III of Kingsley, Traditional Class and Harley Lynn of Franklin, Youth Hunter Class (ages 13-17).