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Parts of Pike County Back in the Hunt

BLOOMING GROVE– It is a sweet return to normalcy in for some hunters in Pike County. Officials had banned hunting in seven townships where police believed...

BLOOMING GROVE-- It is a sweet return to normalcy in for some hunters in Pike County.

Officials had banned hunting in seven townships where police believed Eric Frein might be hiding, or might have left explosives behind, but on Friday that ban was lifted in some areas of Pike County.

At the Lone Pine Hunting Club, teenagers John Topalanchik and Tyler Spinosi thought they might completely miss out on archery season.

Topalanchi says, "I was devastated, I was thinking how long, how long would it be?"

The club president says last weekend some members came up and went fishing, but it just didn't feel the same.

"They were like caged rats, that is the expression I use. You could see it in their eyes the disappointment,and this morning even though it was cloudy and rainy, there was sunshine in their eyes and their face," says Rich Spinosi.

While the search for Eric Frein shifted away from this area several weeks ago, there were fears he might have left behind explosives. Tyler says he is still taking extra care.

"To be more cautious really so you don't trip on anything or get caught up in a trap, just watch where you are going and be aware of your surroundings."