Archery Season Extended!

A regulatory amendment has been approved to extend the archery deer hunting season by two weeks in eastern Massachusetts. In zones 10-14, the archery deer season will now open the eighth Monday prior to Thanksgiving; in zones 1-9, it will remain the same, opening six weeks before Thanksgiving. The change will take effect beginning with this fall’s hunting seasons. The extension will increase hunting opportunities in a region where deer numbers are above the statewide management range of 6-18 deer per square mile.

2018 Deer Hunting Season Dates
Youth Deer Hunt Day: Sept. 29
Paraplegic Hunt: Nov. 1-3
Archery Season (Zones 10-14): Oct. 1-Nov. 24
Archery Season (Zones 1-9): Oct. 15-Nov. 24
Shotgun Season: Nov. 26-Dec. 8
Primitive Firearms Season: Dec. 10-31

Reedy’s Archery Annual Pig Roast – May 20th

Come on down to Reedy’s Archery on Sunday, May 20th starting at Noon. Dinner is being served at 3pm. Shooting and competitions are free throughout the day. Prices are $30 and includes a pig roast dinner, tee shirt and entry into the raffle event. Entrants can win lots of prizes from a $25 gift certificate or even a bow! Only 300 tickets are being sold so be sure to stop by the shop and pick one up today. Reedy’s Archery is located at 121 Wood Street in Middleborough. You may also call 508-947-4653 to reserve tickets. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

2nd Annual Boston Bowhunter Charity BBQ & 3D Shoot

It’s that time of year again where the members of the BBH community come together to have an amazing time with friends, family, great food and fun and help out a couple worthy charities in the process.

This years BBQ will be on Saturday, June 2nd at Hollis Hills Farm in Fitchburg, Mass. Tickets are $30 a piece which includes BBQ dinner and shoot. If you choose to do just the shoot it costs $10 at the door. We are offering a 4/$100 ticket deal for families and friends. Please be sure to write the names of the attendees in the paypal notes. Ticket prices will rise in May to $35 and the 4/$100 deal will no longer be valid so be sure to grab those tickets early.

Children 12 and under get free admission and get hot dogs. If they’d like the BBQ then a meal a ticket must be purchased. Send those payments via Paypal using the friends and family option for $30 or $100 to BosBowHuntJon@gmail.com to be sure and get your spot.

Tickets are going to fly! Paper tickets will be available in person from our admin’s on the BBH Facebook Page. If you have questions or a hardship please message one of the admins. Thanks to all and get ready to have a blast!

See flyer blow for further information and can’t wait to see you there!

 

Creamy Venison Sausage & Basil Penne

The perfect recipe on a cold night. This basil penne utilizes sweet italian venison sausage. You could substitute hot venison sausage as well.
Ingredients
For the Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (1.5oz, 42g)
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine or put through the garlic press
  • 1 lb sweet or hot Italian venison sausage (454g) **see note**
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or a mix of dried basil, thyme, marjoram, and oregano)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup chicken broth (8.3oz, 235g)
  • 1½ cups heavy cream (12.6oz, 357g)
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (2.6oz, 74g)
  • handful of fresh basil, sliced thin
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Penne:
  • 1 lb penne pasta (454g)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (.5oz, 14g)
Instructions
For the Penne:
  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook until al dente. Drain and toss with butter.
For the Sauce:
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until it is soft and translucent.
  2. Remove the sausage from casings and add to the pan. Cook until browned.
  3. Add Italian seasoning, bay leaf, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Let simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  4. Off the heat, stir in parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toss with hot buttered penne and serve immediately.
Notes
**If your sausage doesn’t contain fennel seed, toast ½ teaspoon fennel seeds in a pan until they become aromatic, then pound in a mortar and pestle and add to sausage.

39th Annual KC’s Game Feed

The Minot’s Ledge chapter of Ducks Unlimited held their 39th Annual KC’s Game Feed at the Scituate Rod & Gun. The largest crowd ever to attend the event enjoyed spit-roasted wild hog, shrimp, oysters, fish and chips, goose, venison, duck and much more.  They did a great job putting on fun challenges such as duck calling contests and beef jerky contests. Over $24,000 was raised for conservation efforts for Duck’s Unlimited as well as to purchase 50 acres for wildlife in perpetuity. Sounds like it was a truly successful day for everyone, especially if you won some of the great gear being raffled off. 

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