First Frontier Militia, the muzzleloader branch of Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club and a member club of the Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters, will conduct its first event of the season, Sunday, March 10, beginning at 9 a.m.

Matches are held for flintlock and traditional exposed hammer percussion firearms typical of those of the pre-1840 era. Paper targets are shot at distances of 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards, and novelty matches – including those from Colonial times, such as "over-the-log" – are also held.

Highlighting this year's shoot schedule is a two-day rendezvous, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13.

Otherwise, matches are held the second Sunday of the month through December on the following dates: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, November 10 and December 8.

Direction signs are posted the day of the events on Route 248 between the Parryville and Bowmanstown exits, and the club is located on Gun Club Road.

For information, contact Roger Fisher at 610-377-2812.

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This year's Lehigh Valley Sportsmen Show is today and Sunday, with show hours today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Agricultural Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown.

For information, call 610-395-5280 or access the website at www.lehighvalleysportsmanshow.com/.

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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 National Wild Turkey Federation Women In The Outdoors coordinator Leslie Smith.

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A free spring gobbler hunting seminar will be presented by wild turkey authority Matt Morrett of Harrisburg, Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 6 p.m., at Cabela's Hamburg store.

A veteran calling champion and turkey hunting guide, Morrett is currently the vice-president of sales for the turkey hunting division of Zink Calls and is the host of Avian-X TV on The Sportsman's Channel, and his seminar will focus on Pennsylvania and hunting the Eastern wild turkey.

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Schuylkill Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will meet, Thursday, March 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at 633 Hancock St., McAdoo. For information, call Kevin Titus at 570-668-5903.

This year's Schuylkill Spurs banquet is Saturday, March 9, beginning at 5 p.m., at Community Fire Company, Landingville. For information call Mike Corbin at 570-929-1622.

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Applications are due by Thursday, March 14, for this year's Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit program, which is Thursday-Monday, April 25-29, in Harrisburg.

Started in 2002, in conjunction with National Y.E.S., the purpose of the Pennsylvania program is to introduce high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to their state government and the roles future generations of voters will play.

For information, contact Y.E.S. coordinator Charlie Fox at 570-297-4642 or NRA field representative Kory Enck at 717-689-3200 or kenck@nrahq.org.

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A group of 15 licensed New York State fishing guides from the Oswego County River Guides Association are sponsoring driftboat fishing trips for U.S. Military veterans, Monday, March 25, on the Salmon River. As part of the program, participants will receive lodging and a dinner at the Altmar Volunteer Fire Department.

Requests are filled in the order they are received on the special website that has been established for the event at http://www.volunteerguidesforvets.com/. Those interested in making donations to help defray expenses may also do so on the website or by sending checks to Volunteer Guides for Vets, 90 Lewis St., Pulaski, N.Y. 13142.