Geary Named PA Hunter-Trapper Education Instructor Of The Year
HARRISBURG, PA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Kathryn ‘Cass’ Geary, of Glenmoore, Chester County, recently was honored by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners as the 2008 Hunter-Trapper Education Instructor of the year.
“Cass Geary is a very essential asset to the success of the Hunter-Trapper Education program in the district,” said Scott Frederick, Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) for Chester County, who nominated Geary. “The last several years, she has been running a course in Chester County that she leads at a Chester County park, but also has been running down to assist WCO Jerry Czech in Delaware County, where she has ties.
“All told, Cass assisted in the teaching and leading of 12 classes in both districts this past year, including a bowhunter education course at the John Heinz Refuge outside of Philadelphia.”
Frederick noted that what is so impressive about Cass is that she is so enthusiastic from the start of the class season to the end and she travels a great distance to teach both in the regular and bowhunter education forums.
“Geary has made great strides, and I believe that this is because she has been so tenacious about teaching, and has had a great deal of personal hunting success in recent years, including a trophy bull moose from provincial Canada and several nice deer trophies here in Pennsylvania,” Frederick said. “Another noteworthy matter is that I’ve seen her relate some of her experience to other women who take the courses during breaks.
“She is a great role model. Her stories and adventures provide insight and confidence to the new women of the sport.”
Geary is the retired head floral designer for Acme Markets Inc., which included stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. A graduate of Bethel Park High School in Pittsburgh, Geary attended various floral design schools and then trained other people in arrangements/management of floral shops in both retail and wholesale markets.
Geary and her husband, Edward, have lived in the Glenmoore area for 18 years, and have a daughter, Kathryn J. Lamothe, who lives in Douglasville with her husband, Michael, and their son, Ian Michael.
Geary has been an active hunter for the past 25 years, hunting mostly in Pennsylvania, but also traveling to Colorado, Virginia, Arkansas and Canada.