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Muzzleloader event has free youth match

Published May 25. 2013 09:03AM

Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club, Coon Club Road, located off Route 183, south of Summit Station, is the site of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot, through Monday, with shooting events today and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for campers and day shooters.

There is no registration or target fee for those shooting the junior match, ages 16 and younger. Rifles are available for those not having their own, and prizes are awarded to the top three scorers.

Matches are for flintlock and traditional percussion ignition rifles, smoothbores and pistols with paper targets shot at 25 and 50 yards and a primitive match with novelty targets. There is also primitive archery and knife and hawk competition.

For information access the Blue Ridge Rifles page on Facebook.


A combination fun shoot and instructional course for pistols will be Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. at Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli.

There will be six different stages and the program will be taught by certified instructors and range officers, focusing on safety and shooting rules and etiquette. Both centerfire and rimfire pistols are permitted.

Matches will be held for stationary and moving targets, including a novelty match with bowling pins. Information is on the website at and is available by calling 570-657-7427 or email 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 Schuylkill River Sojourn public relations director Laura Catalano.


A Keystone Wounded Warriors Fishing Day will be held Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Friedensburg Fish and Game Club, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove, for wounded warriors and families and lunch is included. Tackle will be provided if needed.

For reservations or information contact Tom Frendak at 410-688-0318 or


Three hikes and a special program will be held Sunday and Monday at Locust Lake and Tuscarora State Parks, Barnesville. Sunday's events are: Early Morning Bird Walk, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Locust Lake; "Spirit of Tuscarora Trail," beginning at 1 p.m., at Tuscarora; Red Creek Wildlife Center program by Peggy Hentz, beginning at 6 p.m., at Locust Lake amphitheatre, Barnesville.

Monday, a hike of the Crow, Lake View and Spirit trails will begin at 1 p.m., at Tuscarora.


Monday is a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission "Fish for Free Day," with no fishing license required to fish all public waters in Pennsylvania, but size and creel limits apply.

Saturday, June 1, a PFBC Family Fishing Festival will begin at 9 a.m., at Friedensburg Fish and Game, No license or tackle needed, and refreshments will be available. For information and registration email or visit the website at


A basic canoeing and kayaking course will be Monday, beginning at 2 p.m., at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove, and preregistration is required by calling 570-345-8952.

This program is designed for teens and adults and presents the basics of boating safety, paddling and control. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the canoe launch near the clubhouse, and rentals will also be available Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26; Thursday, July 4; and Monday, Sept. 2.


Every Sunday during May and June, a free introductory course to fly fishing is being sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers at Cabela's Hamburg location. There are two sessions to the course, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with "Introduction to Fly Fishing" and concluding at 2:30 p.m. with "Introduction to Fly Casting," and participants must pre-register by calling the Cabela's Fly Shop at 610-929-7000.


A simulated hunting 3D course is open daily through Oct. 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


Registration for individual days of the 112-mile, guided kayak and canoe Schuylkill River Sojourn, from Saturday, June 1, departing from Schuylkill Haven, to Friday, June 7, ending in Philadelphia, is underway by accessing the Schuylkill River Heritage Area website at or call (484) 945-0200.

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