Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club, located off Route 183, south of Summit Station, is holding the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot this weekend. Shooting activities are today and Sunday, with the firing line open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with events for men, women and juniors at 25 and 50 yards.
All shooting events are for flintlock or traditional percussion rifles, smoothbores and pistols and there are novelty events. There are no entry registration or target fees for juniors, 16 and younger, as the match has been underwritten by a grant from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.
Landowners have until Friday, June 1, to enroll or renew their applications in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program, which is an antlerless deer-hunting program to help landowners manage deer on their properties through hunting.
Applications only are accepted by U.S. mail, and must be mailed to the PGC Region office serving the county in which the applicant's property is situated. Landowners may obtain DMAP applications and instructions from the agency's website at www.pgc.state.pa.us by clicking on "DMAP" in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column of the homepage. Also, applications and instructions can be obtained from any Region Office or the Harrisburg headquarters.
Addresses for area PGC Region offices are: Northeast, 3917 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612; Southeast, 448 Snyder Rd., Reading, Pa. 19605.
Brian Hoover of Glenolden was appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners. He will represent the District 8 of the PGC, which is the Southeast Region.
Hoover is Glenolden borough manager, overseeing its day-to-day operations. He previously owned and operated South East Archery and Sports, which was one of the leading outdoor sales facilities in the Philadelphia region.
A PGC hunter-trapper education course instructor for 27 years, Hoover holds degrees from Penn State University and Delaware County Community College. He is a member of the Delaware County Field and Stream Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation and is a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410 WLSH and 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5, will feature Schuylkill River Heritage Area public relations director Laura Catalano.
Capital City Bassmasters of Harrisburg has moved this year's ninth annual Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Bass Classic to Shikellamy State Park, Sunbury. According to tournament chairman Bob Herman, the Saturday, July 14, event is expected to draw a full field of 100 boats because the area of the Susquehanna River is deeper than in Harrisburg, which will allow for the entry of fibreglass bass boats, as well at jet-drive boats.
Fishing will begin at safe light and the weigh-in is 2 p.m. Application forms can be downloaded from the club website at capitalcitybass.com, and information is available by calling Herman at 717-938-8752.
Bear's Head 3-D course is open daily through Friday, Oct. 12, from dawn to dusk, located on club grounds located off I-81 exit 134, 148 Lofty Road, Delano. For information, call the association at 570-467-0331.
Trout Unlimited Western Pocono Chapter will hold a Memorial Day Picnic, Monday, May 28, at the White Haven Sportsmen's Club picnic grounds, located alongside the Upper Lehigh River, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fishing is permitted after a demonstration by casting and champion and author George Daniel. For information and required advance tickets, contact Western Pocono Trout Unlimited, Box 414, Albrightsville, Pa. 18210.
A series of basic kayaking courses will be at Tuscarora State Park and prepaid registration is required. All equipment is provided, 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult and there is a maximum weight limit of 275 pounds.
Course are Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m.; Friday, June 22, 5 p.m.; Friday, June 29, 5 p.m.; Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m.
For information and registration, call the park office at 570-467-2506 or register in person at the office.
"Birds of the World" is the theme for this year's Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art 19th Annual Youth Art Contest for those in grades 1-12, and submissions will be accepted until Friday, June 1. All entries must be submitted with an official entry form, available for download on the Ned Smith Center's website at www.nedsmithcenter.org, which lists complete contest rules, and information is available by contacting Beth Sanders at (717) 692-3699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry categorizes are grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12, and first-, second- and third-place winners and an honorable mention winner will be selected from each category. Certificates and ribbons are awarded at the Ned Smith Center Nature and Arts Festival, Saturday, July 28, 2012.
A National Wild Turkey Federation Women In The Outdoors event will be held Saturday, June 9, at Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, for those age 14 and older. For information and required preregistration, contact Donna Balgosky at 610-767-6932 or email LehighValleyWITO@yahoo.com by Friday, June 1.