2021 raffle drawing

USP held its annual raffle drawing at Flaming Foliage on October 9, 2021. We apologize for not posting our winners earlier, but thanks to Windstream Internet problems we have not been able to log onto our editing site. Listed below are the lucky winners:

1st Prize Henry Big Boy Steel Carbine H012CR .45 Colt with Elk carved in the stock
Ticket # 12412 – Betty J Eyler – Mifflinburg

2nd Prize Island Exotic Hunt
Ticket # 02474 – Charles Mort – Uniontown

3rd Prize Fly Fishing Outfit from Kettle Creek Tackle Shop
Ticket # 05905 – Ron Sherbondy – Greenville

4th Prize Buck Model 119 Fixed Blade Knife with leather sheath
Ticket # 02602 – John Signorino – Erie

We congratulate all the winners and thank all those that purchased our raffle tickets.

Is Deer Bologna Safe to eat?

With all the diseases (CWD, Covid etc…) in the deer herd how safe is deer bologna?

Bologna made by deer processors is a potential hazard. Most all processors make the bologna from several deer at a time. This presents a potential problem, how safe is other deer brought to the processor? Did the hunter dress it properly or did it just lay there for several hours while the hunter waited to harvest more deer?

To prevent the possibility of cross-contamination by the butcher using multiple deer for a batch of bologna Jon Else from Elysburg, PA makes his own deer bologna. He smokes it to at 150 degrees for 6 – 8 hours, then he puts it in an oven at 275 degrees until it reaches an internal temperature of 180-200 degrees followed by a water bath to stop the cooking process.