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Muzzleloader club holding free youth match on Labor Day shoot

Published August 24. 2013 09:05AM

Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club is holding a free 25-yard youth match for those 16 and younger at its Labor Day Rendezvous and Shoot. Shooting events will be held for men, women and youth Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, with gates opening Friday, Aug. 30, at noon, and gates closing Monday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m.

Paper matches are shot 25 and 50 yards for rifle, pistol and smoothbore, there is a primitive novelty match, knife and tomahawk and a primitive archery woods walk. There is separate pre-1840 primitive and modern camping, but day shooters need not dress in period clothing.

For information call Gerald or Nancy Newton at (570) 628-0576, Larry Seaman at (570) 544-6696, Jesse Hummel at (215) 992-9645 or Betty Dietz at (570) 366-1764.


Today is Bald Eagle Migration Day, beginning at 2 p.m., at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. This free presentation is presented by educator Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Center.

At this time of year visitors have a 40-percent chance of seeing a bald eagle at Hawk Mountain's North Lookout, and a 52-percent chance between September 1 and September 15. Late afternoon tends to be a good time to spot a bald eagle, so visitors have the opportunity walking to the lookout following the eagle presentation.

For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit the website at


This year's Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is underway today and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, at Kempton Fairgrounds, Kempton. Information and a schedule of events is on the website at


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 by clicking the link to the program, features Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival promoter Sherwood Schock.


A basic kayaking course is Friday, beginning at 5 p.m., at Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville. Required preregistration and information is available at the park office or by calling 570-467-2506.


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.


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

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