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Hawk Mountain holds Orienteering workshop

Published January 31. 2015 09:01AM

A "Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop" is being held at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a beginner's workshop appropriate for ages 14 and older and is free for Hawk Mountain Members.

Both members and non-members must pre-register by calling Hawk Mountain at 610-756-6961 during business hours. Cost includes trail fee for the rest of the day.

While a useful skill for safe hiking, orienteering is also a competitive, international sport as well as a relaxing hobby. All orienteers use a detailed map and compass to find points across the landscape, but some opt to race to their finish while others choose to enjoy a walk in the woods.

During the Hawk Mountain workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to use a topographic map and magnetic compass together to navigate the terrain to an end point. Following an indoor lesson, participants will head outdoors for a practice orienteering hike on the Sanctuary trails.

Participants should bring a compass if possible, dress for the weather, including proper snowy-weather shoe attire, and carry bottled water and snacks in a daypack.

For information on all programs and workshops at Hawk Mountain, access the website at www.hawkmountain.org or call 610-756-6961.

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Cabela's Hamburg has partnered with the National Rifle Association for an in-store NRA Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8, featuring an NRA membership drive, a series of firearm safety courses, educational workshops and in-store product demonstrations.

All new and current NRA members who join or renew their membership during NRA Weekend will receive a $25 Cabela's gift card. Cabela's also will offer a full schedule of free workshops and in-store demonstrations Saturday and Sunday on a variety of topics including firearm safety, selection, fitting and concealed-carry options, ammunition selection and firearm and ammunition storage solutions.

Specific courses each day are:

10 a.m.: Don't be a Victim: Understand your Options for Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home presented by Lehigh Valley Firearms Training Center; Noon: Concealed Carry Question and Answer Session presented by Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht; 2 p.m.: Intro to the Shooting Sports presented by STSK Firearms Training.

For information on this and future store events visit www.cabelas.com/hamburg.

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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 Great American Outdoor Show manager Chris O'Hara.

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Schuylkill Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation meets Thursday, Feb. 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at West Penn Rod and Gun Club, 1047 Clamtown Road, Tamaqua. For information, call Jeff Thomas at 570-622-6179, Jeff Post at 570-366-7783 or Mike Corbin at 570-929-1622.

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A Deer Hunters Banquet will be held, Friday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m., at Hamburg Field House, 123-127 South 4th St., Hamburg, featuring Outdoor Channel personalities Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. For information and tickets call Kimmel's Church at 570-943-2759, or email admin@kimmelschurch.org.

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Volunteers with or without bird dogs are needed for the upcoming Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area flushing surveys in Greenwood Valley, Columbia County, Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1-4 p.m., with volunteers meeting at Diehl Vault and Precast, 1786 Route 254, Orangeville. To register, contact Colleen DeLong by calling (570) 380-0833 or email cdelong@pa.gov.

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This year's Port Clinton Fish and Game Fox and Coyote Hunt is being held between February 14-22 and for registration call 610-562-4310 or access the website at www.portclintonfishandgame.com. Final registration will be held, Friday, Feb 13, from 6-8 p.m., at the club, 16 Clinton St., Port Clinton.

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