by Braeden Kantz, sports editor
As fall bears down on Pennsylvania, leaves won’t be the only thing falling in the swamps of the Keystone state. The Saegertown area, or area 1B, is very densely populated with various species of ducks due to the large amounts of low lying swamps and lakes that border the area. Starting October 7, hunters will be permitted to hit the swamps with the proper licenses. All hunters must have a 2017-2018 issue of the migratory bird license, and hunters over sixteen must have a duck stamp in order to participate in a legal duck hunt. Bag limits will vary based on location and species.
Saegertown junior Austin Bayer, a first time duck hunter, will be going out with seasoned hunter and classmate, Dakota Edmonson for his first duck hunt tomorrow. Bayer will try to bag his first duck in a pond in Conneautville. Due to the surrounding federal lands, Bayer predicts a successful first hunt.