Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network's live "PCN Call-In" program Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA 6-5001 (1-877-726-5001).
Roe will appear on PCN the day after the first quarterly meeting of the year by the PGC board of game commissioners. Preliminary approval is expected to be given to the slate of hunting and trapping seasons for the 2013-14 license year at the meeting.
Viewers can check local listings for the PCN channel in their area on the Web at http://www.pcntv.com/ . PCN is available on nearly 150 cable systems throughout the state, and its live interactive "Call-In" program allows viewers to speak directly with guests.
Tamaqua resident Christian Berg, the editor of "Petersen's Bowhunting" magazine, is organizing a Deer Hunter's Banquet, Saturday, March 2, beginning at 6 p.m., at Community Fire Company, Landingville, to benefit Kimmel's Church of Orwigsburg.
Guest speaker is whitetail biologist Grant Woods, the host of Growing Deer TV (http://www.growingdeer.tv/ ) and columnist for the magazine. In addition to his Web show, Woods is president of Woods and Associates, which develops deer-management plans for clients across the nation.
Woods is a past board member of the Quality Deer Management Association and manages his own 1,500-acre property The Proving Grounds in Missouri. At the banquet, he will give a multimedia presentation on "Finding, Patterning and Hunting Mature Bucks," specifically focusing on trail camera techniques hunters can use to locate, hunt and kill big whitetails in their hunting areas.
"In addition to Grant's presentation, we will be giving away scores of door prizes, including a Diamond compound bow, Carbon Express crossbow, trail cameras, Cabela's gift cards and much more," Berg said. "Because this is a church outreach event, we are not selling raffle tickets. But everyone will have a chance at the door prizes through their banquet ticket."
For information and reservations call Berg at (717) 877-7448.
This year's Early Bird Sports Expo is being held today and Sunday at the Bloomsburg Fair Grounds. Show hours today are from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For information and tickets, access the website at http://www.earlybirdsportsexpso/ .
Preliminary 2013-14 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits will be set at the first quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners, Sunday-Tuesday, at agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.
Sunday, doors open at noon and beginning at 1 p.m. the board will hear public recommendations. Public testimony is limited to five minutes per person, and speakers must register and will be head on a first-come, first-to-speak basis.
Monday and Tuesday, doors open at 7:45 a.m. and the sessions begin at 8:30 a.m., and additional public comment will be heard Monday, followed by PGC staff and agency reports. Tuesday, the BOC will take up its prepared agenda to give preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2013-14.
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, will feature the second of a two-part interview with Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show events coordinator Chris O'Hara.
A National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet will be held by the Col-Mont Gobblers Chapter, Saturday, Feb. 9, with doors opening at 5 p.m., at the Elk's Hall, Route 11 North, Danville. For information and tickets contact Matt Swartz at 570-490-2784.
This year's Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show will be Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-10, with show hours Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Monday-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. For information and tickets, access the website at http://www.easternsportshow.com/ .