FLW has announced the 2014 EverStart Series schedule, which now features three events in each division with significantly increased payouts plus a no-entry-fee championship.
Tournament dates and locations for 2014 in the Northern Division are May 1-3, James River; June 19-21, Potomac River; and July 24-26, Lake Champlain.
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tourney circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" TV show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports TV show in the world.
In each division the top 30 pros and co-anglers in the final point standings after three qualifying tournaments will advance to the 2014 EverStart Series Championship provided they fished all three qualifiers in a division. The highest finishing pro and co-angler from each of the five EverStart Series divisions based on final results at the 2014 EverStart Series Championship qualify for the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup along with the top five overall finishers for a total of 10 EverStart Series pros and 10 EverStart Series co-anglers advancing to the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup based on their finish at the 2014 EverStart Series Championship.
Additional changes of note include increasing the number of rods co-anglers can carry into a pros boat from five to seven and restricting umbrella rigs to a maximum of five wires, five spinners and five lures, only three of which can have hooks.
FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
Sunday's "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410-AM WLSH, at 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM and on the Web at http://www.wmgh.com/ by clicking the link to the program, features Hunters United for Sunday Hunting co-director Kathy Davis.
A simulated hunting 3D course is open daily through Oct. 12 from dawn to dusk at Bears Head Archery, Delano, off I-81 exit 134. Sundays, the course is closed from 1-4 p.m. for trap. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's final quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners is Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the Lamplighter Restaurant, 6566 William Penn Highway, Delmont.
Kutztown University professor and botanist Dr. Chris Sacchi will present a "Tree ID Workshop," Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. For required preregistration and information call the visitor center at 610-756-6961.
Also at Hawk Mountain, Sept. 28, will be the free presentation at 5 p.m. by Pennsylvania Game Commission endangered species biologist Patti Barber of the agency's new film "Bald Eagles in the Commonwealth: Conservation Success Story." In addition to the film, she will give a talk about bald eagles and information is available by calling 610-756-6961 or visiting the website at http://www.hawkmountain.org/.