Good morning Gentlemen- I am a pair of hunters' mom- and am looking for members of the club , that is located just south of the camp ground north of Kittaning. My grandfather was raised there- and my fifteen year old son (his great-grandson) is squirrel hunting with the .410 side by side that he used when he was fifteen. Is there anyone who knows who owns that land now? I would love for my sons to squirrel hunt there- just once- we live in Maryland- so it couldn't be a regular thing. Anyone out there who can help?
I don't know the area, but I wish you good luck.
I still make an annual pilgrimage to the place my father hunted in the 1930's and I took my son there for his first hunting experience.
There's something special about trekking the same land as our forebearers.
Thanks for the good luck wishes- My boys lost their Dad in January 2006- to leukemia- but he left them with a powerful love of the outdoors and a respect for hunting traditions. We were in PA two weekends ago for a family gathering- and I took my youngest to see the woods where his Great-Grandpa was raised- and he totally gets it- made me stop the car- so he could take pictures. He doesn't know that I'm trying to get him access- I'm just hoping that if I put this out there- if it is meant to be- the right person will read this. So thanks- and good hunting to you!
That's the kind of story that brings tear to this old fart's eyes. I'm near the border and although it isn't the sentimental place you're looking for, I'd feel proud to have them come here and hunt squirrles with me.
That is a very kind offer Gentleben- and we're probably very close to where you live- we're in North Central MD- and I do appreciate it. The boys have a place in Clear Spring PA- near Flintstone MD to hunt- so they're covered for deer and squirrel (some of which they can also do in the back yard with their bows). I'm really looking to give them the opportunity to hunt where their Great Grandpa hunted. I can't tell them about your offer yet-they don't know I'm on this forum- I didn't want to tell them unless it works out they can hunt in Frogtown. But I will tell them of your offer once I see how this plays out. Thanks for your kindness-it is deeply appreciated.
Roosterbooster and Great White Hunter- I was thrilled to find this forum- and every day when I check it- I see more hunters have read my story- if this is meant to happen- I think the right man will see it here. Once I let the kids in on the secret- I'm going to help them set up profiles here too-amid the community of hunters is where I want my boys hangin' out. They were once able to hunt near Cumberland- with a bow hunting club- but the same year they lost their Dad- the land was sold to a developer- so they lost the place they'd hunted first- and the club hasn't found a place to re-establish themselves. The boys are networking among friends and local farmers- and I'm sure they'll make their own ways-and find their own places- as all of you guys have had to do. Thanks for your support and good wishes-and my best hopes for a great Fall season comes to you with my thanks!
Gentleben: My folks have owned a little piece of land near Beans Cove since the 70's. My boys have been up there several times in the last year- and they never cook for themselves- so I'm sure you've seen them in the cafe(although they might be going to the one in Flintstone- and they regularly stop at the Alpine pantry for sticky buns) Look for a tall, thin, dark haired boy and a shorter blonde- also wiry- in a black Nissan truck- they'll be up there soon- just don't spill the beans and tell them you know of them yet!