Four Mile Outfitters and the Keystone Wounded Warriors Project have teamed with Clover Hollow Hunting Preserve, Lime Kiln Road, Slatington, to provide U.S. Marine Sgt. Jonathan Tompkins, a Berks County native, the opportunity to hunt pheasants, quail and chukars, Saturday, Jan. 28.
According to Tom Frendak, a former athlete at Panther Valley and one of the organizers of Four Mile Outfitters, this is the first of what is hoped to be many outdoors adventures the organization has planned for military personnel through the Wounded Warriors Project. Both the national organization and the Keystone Wounded Warriors Project are non-profit corporations which seek to honor the daily sacrifices made by the men and women in all branches of the United States Military, but specifically those wounded on or after September 11, 2001.
"It's more than taking Sgt. Tompkins on a pheasant hunt, it's a reminder that every American, every single person can do something to support our nation's Wounded Warriors," Frendak said. "We thank the staff of Clover Hollow for helping us with obligations to our wounded veterans."
For information about the Keystone Wounded Warriors Project or Four Mile Outfitters, including donating hunts, outdoors activities, land for events or nominate a Wounded Warrior, contact Frendak at 410-688-0318 or email him at tomfrendak @hotmail.com.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2012, Sunday-Tuesday, Jan. 22-24, in the auditorium of the agency's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, to set preliminary seasons and bag limits for the 2012-13 hunting and trapping seasons.
Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m., the board will hear public recommendations and doors will open at noon for individuals to register. Public testimony is limited to five minutes and individuals will be taken in order.
Monday, the board will gather any additional public comments and hear PGC staff reports beginning at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the agency will take up its prepared agenda to give preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits and establish other meeting dates for the 2012-13 license year.
A webcast of the meeting, beginning with the PGC staff report Monday and Tuesday's session, will be posted on the agency's website at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
This week's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, Sunday, at 7 a.m. on 1410 WLSH and 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5, will feature an interview with Ultimate Fishing Maps president Mike Gogal.
A trap shoot will be held, Thursday, Jan. 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at Orwigsburg Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 443 East, Orwigsburg. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
South End Field and Stream, Morea Road, Frackville, will hold its "Winter Rabbit Hunt," Saturday, Jan. 28. For information and required preregistration, call the club at 570- 874-1108 or Ed Rudzinski at 570-874-3746.
2012 Outdoors Sports Show: Early Bird Sports Expo, Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-30, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg. Hours: Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, access the website at www.earlybirdsportsexpo.com; 18th Century Artisan Show, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, Country Cupboard, Lewisburg. Hours: Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call John Getz at 570-658-7263 or Art DeCamp at 814-643-6343; Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 4-12, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information and tickets, access the website at www.easternsportshow.com; Lancaster Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5, Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Hours: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call Jim Kleppinger at 717-368-4653; Sportsman's Show and Flea Market, Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Farmer's Market, Leesport. For information, contact Ralph Reber at 610-944-9376 or access the website at www.ralphsfishing.com; Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sports Show, Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 16-19, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks. Show hours: Thursday, 1–9 p.m.; Friday, 12:30–9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information and tickets, access the website at www.sportshows.com.