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Youth camp applications

Published February 28. 2015 09:00AM

Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 21st annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp Sunday-Friday, June 21-26, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs.

This highly structured curriculum is based on college level classes, but students need not be an accomplished fly fisher or a budding aquatic biologist to attend, only highly motivated and willing to learn.

Students are instructed in ecology, aquatic biology, geology, hydrogeology, erosion and sedimentation control, ichthyology, riparian corridor protection, watershed management, entomology and more from more than 30 instructors who are authorities in their fields.

Students also participate in a hands-on stream habitat improvement project, and there are 10 fishing sessions and fly tying instruction.

Admission is limited to 32 selected qualified students between the ages of 14-17 who are selected through an application process where they must state why they want to attend camp.

Tuition is $350 per student for the entire week, and all meals and accommodations are included for the residence camp and some scholarships are available.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 31, and camp brochures, applications and information is available on the Web at www.riverscamp.com and at the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association booth at the Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show, Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, in the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Electronic applications may be emailed to riverscamp@gmail.com.

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Cabela's Hamburg is conducting its annual Captain's Weekend today and Sunday, with free seminars beginning at 10 a.m. both days.

Today's seminars are: 10 a.m. Tips and Techniques for Monster Catfish, 11 a.m. River Tactics for Bass and Walleye, Noon Targeting Trophy Smallmouth Bass in River and Streams, 1 p.m. Light Tackle Trolling for Walleyes, 2 p.m. Wreck Fishing for Blackfish and Sea Bass, 3 p.m. Spring Raritan Bay Stripers.

Sunday's seminars are: 10 a.m. How to Catch Monster Striper on Raystown Lake, 11 a.m. Fishing for Brown Trout on Lake Ontario, Noon Float Fishing the Upper Delaware River, 1 p.m. How to Successfully Fish the Salmon River, 2 p.m. Wreck Fishing for Blackfish and Sea Bass, 3 p.m. Spring Raritan Bay Stripers.

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Sunday's edition of "Experience The Outdoors," winner of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association's best outdoors radio program award hosted by award-winning POWA 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 www.wmgh.com by clicking the link to the program, features Austin Hornberger of Hornberger Custom Game Calls, Ringtown.

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Schuylkill Spurs National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Heritage Banquet is Saturday March 14, beginning at 5 p.m., at Community Fire Company, Landingville. For information and tickets call Jeff Post at 570-366-7783 or Mike Corbin at 570-929-1622.

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United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania is holding its annual banquet, Saturday, March 14, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg. For information call 1-800-279-2024 or access website at www.ubpofpa.org.

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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission trout stocking schedules are now posted on the agency website www.fishandboat.com. A searchable database is included for specific locations, rather than statewide information.

This year the PFBC will again stock approximately 3.2 million adult trout in more than 700 streams and 120 lakes open to public fishing. These figures include approximately 2 million rainbow trout, 641,000 brown trout and 525,000 brook trout.

In the Southeast Region, Mentored Youth Trout Day is Saturday, March 28; regional opening day is Saturday, April 4; the statewide MYTD is Saturday, April 11; and the state wide opening day is Saturday, April 18.

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