Outdoors writer and lecturer Doyle Dietz, an award-winning member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association, will present "Muzzleloader Hunting 101," focusing on deer hunting with flintlock and traditional percussion ignition rifles, Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Locust Lake State Park Amphitheatre, Barnesville.
A member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and the Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters, he is one of just 14 individuals in the 29-year history of the PFBPS to receive its Pioneer Life Award for his more than 30 years of coverage of muzzleloader-related activities in newspapers, magazines, radio programs and seminars. He has taken deer, elk, bear and wild turkey with muzzleloader rifles and small game, wild turkey, waterfowl and upland game with muzzleloader shotguns.
Topics will include loading, cleaning, hunting tactics and a firing demonstration. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the program shelter.
Cabela's Archery Classic is today and Sunday at the Hamburg location. This free event offers novice and experienced archers alike the opportunity to hone in on new archery tactics and share a few hunting stories of their own with the experts. Customers will also have the chance to enter for a chance to win an Archery Shopping Trip of a Lifetime, with one customer and a friend both receiving a $5,000 Cabela's shopping spree. Here is the seminar schedule:
Saturday, July 27: 10 a.m., From the Field to the Freezer: Deer Butchering 101 with Butchering Professional Rick Fetrow; Noon, Hunting with America's Favorite Hunting Couple: Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo; 1 p.m., Crossbow-Hunting Tactics with Cabela's Expert Outfitters; 2 p.m., Managing your Property for Mature Deer with Lehigh Valley QDMA.
Sunday, July 28: 10 a.m., From the Field to the Freezer: Deer Butchering 101 with Butchering Professional Rick Fetrow; Noon, Hunting with America's Favorite Hunting Couple: Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo; 1 p.m., Getting the Most out of your Game Camera with Cabela's Expert Outfitters; 2 p.m., Food Plot Management for HealthierDeer with Lehigh Valley QDMA.
Registration is underway for the Women's Outdoor Day, Saturday Aug. 17, with group assignments at 7:30 a.m., at Friedensburg Fish and Game Association, 169 Stone Mountain Road. Sponsored by the Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Association, the free event, which includes lunch, is open to any women – including those living outside Schuylkill County age 16 and older.
Preregistration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 8, by contacting Christy Zulli at the Schuylkill Conservation District by calling (570) 622-3742, ext. 114, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," hosted by award-winning Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz, at 7 a.m. on 1410-AM WLSH, at 9:30 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM and on the Web at http://www.wmgh.com/ by clicking the link to the program, features Oswego County, N.Y., tourism director Janet Clerkin.
Ticket sales are underway for the annual Schuylkill County Sportsmen's Association Banquet, Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 5 p.m., at Community Fire Company, Landingville. For information and tickets call Dennis Scharadin at 570-739-2085.
Foray for Fungi, begins Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m., at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. For required preregistration call the visitor center at 610-756-6961 or access the website at http://www.hawkmountain.org/.
A basic kayaking course will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 2 p.m., at Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville. For required preregistration and information report to the park office or call 570-467-2506.
A simulated hunting 3D course is open daily through October 12 from dawn to dusk at Bears Head Archery, Delano, off I-81 exit 134. Sundays, the course is closed from 1-4 p.m. for trap. For information, email email@example.com.