As many Clearfield Countians begin this upcoming hunting season, we decided to take a look back at the Luthersburg area. Wild game was very plentiful in the early days of the county pioneers.
So much has changed throughout the years but Luthersburg is still known to have a thriving wild game population. There are many hunting camps that come alive during hunting season with camaraderie and tradition.
Tales from long ago are remembered as we create new memories for future generations.
Frederick Zeigler (1799-1888), an early pioneer to Brady Township, gave a recollection of his own hunting days to Mr. P.S. Weber of DuBois.
This remembrance was written in Mr. Zeigler’s obituary. The obituary stated that Mr. Zeigler was a noted hunter in rural Brady Township.
He said that he had killed probably 500 deer, shot and captured 82 bears, one panther, seven wolves, raccoons and foxes by the hundreds, and one man in a wolf trap. That man was Fred Zeigler himself, who had forgotten the location of the trap!
Pictured is a circa 1900 of the Luthersburg Rifle Club.
Standing, from left to right, are: Jim Kirk, Cristian Laborde, William Fisher Kirk, Milton Miles, Herb Luther, Johnson Kirk and George Spencer.
Seated, left to right, are: John Parrish, Elias Woodward “Woody” Kelley, Joe Shugarts, Henry Seyler and George Shugarts.