The Latest From Slate Run Sportsmen

February 27, 2023

SRS President Joe Lemmon (left) with Dale H. (right) SRS VP September 2021 Membership Meeting.

It is with heavy heart that we report long time Slate Run Sportsmen President, Joe Lemmon, passed away Friday, February 24, 2023. We are grateful to have had Joe’s guidance over many years. As of this writing no arrangements have been made and we ask anyone wanting more information to contact Feiser Funeral Home for any updates or details. Click on “Feiser Funeral Home” and you will be directed to Joe’s obituary.

Our club is honored that Joe’s family has choose Slate Run Sportsmen as the recipient of memorial contributions in his memory. If you wish to make a donation, please click “here” (scroll to section C. near bottom of page) to be directed to Slate Run Sportsmen’s Donations page. Additionally, you can mail donations to Slate Run Sportsmen, at P.O. Box 19, New Berlin, PA 17855. If you have any questions please feel free to email Slate Run Sportsmen at Please add a note indicating that you are making a memorial donation with regard to Joe’s passing.

February 17, 2023

Well, it’s time to remind everyone to renew your SRS membership and mark your calendar for the SRS Spring 2023 regular membership meeting. We’ll have our normal course of meeting business and then some DCNR discussion, followed with a presentation on the Dutch Fetter Journals. So mark your calendars, March 25, 2023, Brown Township Fire Hall, 10:30 am. And don’t forget you can renew easily on the SRS website! See you at the meeting!

October 7, 2022

Putting this on the ‘Home Page’ to remind people that the PFBC is holding additional ‘outreach’ meetings with regard to the private stocking of the Commonwealth waterways. The following information comes to us from Bob Baker at Susquehanna TU – THANKS Bob for the additional specifics/information on the upcoming meeting!

“Speakers at the meeting will include Robert Caccese, David Nihart, and Coja Yamashita of the PFBC.

     The meeting will be held at Lycoming College in the Heim Science Building (room G-09), Wednesday October 12, 2022 at 7 pm.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  Limited parking and handicap parking available in lot off Washington Blvd by the Lynn Science (building #13). Other parking is available in lots off Ross Street, Mulberry Street lot, AC lot or Packer street lot. Please do not park in the street as all the streets around the College are by permit parking only. To see a map of the campus, please go to”

If you have any questions – like it says above – contact Susquehanna TU.

August 15, 2022

Greg Hoover Presentation CANCELED!

We got a phone call from Greg Hoover’s wife that Greg was in the hospital on August 13 and that his September 10, 2022 presentation would be canceled. We’ve sent out an ’email blast’ to all of those that have given us their email addresses to alert you of this situation. There’s about 30 – 35 members that either do not have or have not shared an email address with us as of this time. I’ve called all those members that are in ‘good standing’ and either left messages or spoken with them to alert them of the situation. So if you know anyone who is a member but does not have email, please share with them that Greg Hoover is canceling.

We will still be holding our meeting and we request you RSVP us for the meeting like usual. Lunch will still be $10.

July 23, 2022

If you plan on eating with us at the Fall Slate Run Sportsmen meeting on September 10, 2022 – which will feature fly fishing entomologist Greg Hoover, please shoot us an email at or text Harry at 570-204-5584 – tell us how many will be attending and how many plan on dining with us. A $10 fee is required to eat and is payable at the meeting.

We think this meeting may attract more than we typically get in the past so this RSVP is especially important in order to have the proper amount of food for those that want to eat lunch after the meeting and Greg’s presentation.

Our regular business portion of the meeting shall start at 10:30 am with Greg’s presentation after SRS business is concluded. Lunch generally starts around noon.

See you there!

February 26, 2022

I’ve moved the ATV/DCNR posting over to the “Area Issues” page. If you want to see that post, go there to view it. I’m going to try to keep this home age for time sensitive, relevant issues happening with SRS so anyone coming to the site will see those first.

Like for instance – there’s a change to our 2022 calendar. Greg Hoover has had a conflict arise with his scheduled presentation for our sumner meeting on June 4th. He will not be presenting then but has agreed to present at our Fall, September 10, 2022 meeting.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused but ask that you plan accordingly. When we know what presentation will be scheduled for the summer meeting, we’ll post it on the calendar page here in the SRS website. Stay tuned.

June 13, 2021


We have finally held our first ‘in-person’ meeting since the Covid-19 shut everything down in 2020. It was held at the Brown Township Fire-hall on Saturday June, 12, 2021!

The 2021 Pat Eroh Summer Meeting and Picnic

We hold our summer meeting in honor of Pat Eroh, the wife of Gene Eroh and a past long time member of Slate Run Sportsmen. So many people showed up – 37 people signed the sign-in sheet – it was simply great to see everyone again! We had more than enough for a quorum and proceeded with our meeting.

Taking care of business before our keynote speaker, Ad Crable, we picked up where we left off back in 2019. Much was discussed and there will be more updates as time goes forward. The ATV trail expansion was discussed at length with a straw poll indicating, unanimously, that all were not in favor of the expansion. More action to come in the future.

Slate Run Sportsmen leadership Dale H. (left) and Joe Lemmon.

Ad Crable was our guest speaker and he shared with us many stories of his excursions afield hunting and fishing.

His stories were interesting and humorous. Ad certainly has experienced many encounters with wildlife over his many years hunting and fishing.

I think even though we only had half the RSVPs that then paid for lunch, the crew at the Brown Township Fire Hall seemed to work their magic and I believe all who attended and got lunch and had their fill. Please consider RSVP-ing so we can not come up short next time – thank you.

Till we see each other again… UB

May 31, 2021

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day Holiday! It’s sunny and a high of 70 degrees is forecast for today here in Slate Run! So I hope everyone can get out and enjoy this weather as it’s been cloudy, cold and rainy for the past couple of days.

We want to remind you that we are still planning on hold our first ‘In-Person’ SRS meeting of 2021 on June 12, 10:30am at the Brown Township Fire Hall and that we will be asking for a $10 donation to cover food costs if you plan on eating at this event. PLEASE, please , please – RSVP us by June 5th – shoot a quick email to Harry at to let us know if you plan on attending and want to eat! If we don’t get a good idea on head-count, there may be folks that will not get food so PLEASE – RSVP us, contact us and let us know if you are coming!

Please remember – BY JUNE 5th – RSVP us if you plan on attending!

Take care and see you at the meeting!

April 12, 2021

Just a quick note folks, if you have a question about your SRS membership it is better to shoot us a quick email rather than leave a comment here at the website. Our email address is – While I usually check every couple of days for comments at the website, I check on email daily unless something turns up that prevents me.

Thanks everyone who has renewed their membership for the 2021-22 season. Just a gentle reminder to those who haven’t yet – please consider renewing.

UB – the SRS Membership and Website ‘Guy’ … and… An Unintentional Blogger

March 9, 2021

FIRST THINGS FIRST – If you leave feedback here with your email address contained in the feedback – then you need to check your email for a response from us. We’ve had a few folks in the past that leave feedback and express an interest in joining or renewing but don’t seem to check their email when I shoot off an email message to them regarding an SRS membership. I send an email and I never hear back (believe me if I had their phone number, I’d be calling them). So please, check your email (and respond to it) after you’ve left feedback here at the site. It will have further instructions on how we can establish communications. Thank you.

Wow, I haven’t updated this ‘Home Page’ for a while! Well, it’s high time. So I’ll post a few pictures and weave a message to those that visit the home page I guess.

Spring is springing up around us, yesterday it was just over 60 degrees Fahrenheit! Suppose to be similar today and the next day too! Lucky us! Well, it’ll get back to normal after that – that’s ok.

I’ve seen the Sandhill cranes in the back yard and they got really close to the house late yesterday afternoon. Must be spring eh?

But what I really want to communicate is that I’ll be sending out an email to those SRS members that have provided us an email address to remind them that it’s time to renew your SRS membership. I’ve hesitated about doing this as I know that the whole Covid-19 issue has affected many and I do not want this communication to feel like we’re strong-arming anyone. Having said this, we still need to exist as an organization.

I’ve learned more and more the longer I’ve been involved with Slate Run Sportsmen. What I’m coming to realize is that we are a ‘watch-dog’ group. We are ‘eyes and ears’ on Slate Run. Oh, please do not be offended because we’re not the only ones. There are several groups – Pine Creek Preservation Association, PA Environmental Defense Foundation, and even the PA Environmental Digest, just to mention a few, that actively oversee the area and are quite diligent when it comes to keeping an eye on things here. We all love these surroundings and want to make sure it will remain a pristine wilderness for future generations.

So, please, if you can, consider renewing or joining Slate Run Sportsmen! We keep a pretty keen eye on things and we support several local organizations with an annual monetary donation each year. We hold an annual clean-up of Slate Run and are planning on how we can increase further recruitment of like-minded people. Your membership allows us to keep supporting these organizations! If it wasn’t for you, we’d not exist.

We’re not trying to bleed a stone here. If you have fallen victim to the Covid-19 virus itself or lost your job, we don’t want to bother you with this frivolous request. You have more important issues to address. But if you can manage it, we’d like to have you renew or join our quest.

Take care everyone and as I say at the end of each blog post – till we see each other again…. I’m an Unintentional Blogger …. Aka UB

January 14, 2021

Well, out with the old and in with the new eh? It’s a new year and time that this home page got updated. There isn’t much to post here currently, but, the SRS board will be addressing whether to hold the Spring membership meeting ‘in person’ or not real soon. Check back periodically for any updates (updates to be listed under the ‘Calendar’ tab here on the HOME page).

Snow bird/s ?

I know there’s been one heck of a snowstorm that hit central Pennsylvania and then the big rain – but there hasn’t been much since. Stay warm!

Summer Home

5 thoughts on “The Latest From Slate Run Sportsmen

  1. Pingback: Greg Hoover to Speak at Slate Run Sportsmen’s fall meeting – Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited

    • Whoever left this comment is correct in that anyone attending does not have to be a member of SRS to attend this meeting and presentation. There is a $10 donation to SRS for this meeting and will include lunch for those attending. Please RSVP by September 1st in order for us to have the proper amount of food prepared for this meeting. Thanks to whoever left this comment. UB


      • Unfortunately we heard today that Greg is in the hospital and will be canceling his presentation for our September 10th meeting. Check out the SRS Calendar page for more details as we get them. We will still hold our meeting & are trying to find another presenter at this time.


    • Fine here Dale. I hope all are doing well also. I almost started to wonder if the comments on this site were working or not. They’ve pretty much shut down Michigan. We do have a legitimate need to travel today though, got to get a car serviced.Well, take care.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s