Outdoors-related clubs and organizations can submit items to be considered for publication in the “Outdoors Notebook” by emailing sports@newsitem.com. Women’s Day registration underway Registration is underway for the Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Association Women’s Outdoors Day, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove. This is a free event for women age 16 and older, beginning with group assignments at 7:30 a.m. and activities, including a complimentary lunch, are expected to conclude by 3 p.m. Qualified instructors will teach basic skills in archery, canoeing, filleting fish, fishing, handgun, shotgun and .22 caliber rifle. Registration can be done in person Monday-Saturday, July 29-Aug. 4, at the SCSA building at the Schuylkill County Fair or by email at friedensburgfg@gmail.com or calling 570-789-3612. Following this year’s women’s event is the Friedensburg Fish and Game 8th annual Founding Fathers Day Pig Roast, from 4-6 p.m., with music entertainment by Crazy Hearts from 6-9 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the clubhouse today and Sunday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., by email at friedensburgfg@gmail.com or by calling 570-789-3612. TU president is ETO guest Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited Chapter president Brian Lengel is today’s guest of News-Item outdoors writer Doyle Dietz on “Experience The Outdoors,” winner of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association award for best outdoors radio program, from 7-7:30 a.m. on 1410-AM, WLSH, and Magic 105.5-FM, WMGH, 9:30-10 a.m., and on the Web at wmgh.com by clicking the “Experience The Outdoors” link. Banquets Schuylkill County Friends of NRA, Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Route 901, Minersville; for tickets and information access www.friendsofnra.org or call 570-691-7564. PGC application dates Monday, Aug. 6: Resident and non-resident second-round antlerless applications accepted. PGC Hunter-Trapper Education Saturday, Aug. 11: Sacramento Fire Company, 2206 East Main Street, Sacramento, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; preregistration is required online at www.register-ed.com/programs. Saturday, Oct. 27: Community Fire Company, West Railroad Street, New Ringgold, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; preregistration is required online at www.register-ed.com/programs. Shoots National Wild Turkey Federation Lykens Valley Chapter Conservation Shoot, Raffle and Pig Roast, Saturday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m., Martz’s Gap View Hunting Preserve, comprised of 100 combined targets of wobble trap, sporting clays and Olympic Trap at Keystone Shooting Park to benefit the Williams Valley Trap Team and Lykens Valley NWTF; for information, and registration email Harold Daub at daubh@comcast.net. Shows Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19, Elk County Visitor Center, Benezette, featuring Pennsylvania Game Commission elk license drawing, Keystone Elk Country Alliance elk license raffle drawing, vendors, food, contests, live music, demonstrations and children’s activities; for information visit www.elkexpo.com. Today’s events 3-D archery woods walk, dawn to dusk, daily through Sunday, Sept. 30, all archery tackle, Bears Head Archery Course, 348 Lofty Road, Delano, off Exit 134 of I-81; call 570-467-0331 for information. 3D, Shooter Appreciation Day, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Seltzer Gun Club, 532 Seltzer Rd., Seltzer; call Matt Balulis at 570-640-1938. Gunmakers Fair, Dixon Muzzle Loader Shop, 9952 Kunkels Mill Road Kempton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for information, access www.dixonmuzzleloading.com or call 610-756-6271. This week’s events Monday and Tuesday: Pennsylvania Game Commission quarterly meeting, 8:30 a.m., agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton, Ave. Harrisburg. Tuesday: Deadline for elk applications. Wednesday: Wee Ones Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville; preregistration is required by calling 610-756-6961 or visiting www.hawkmountain.org. Thursday: Trap, youth 5-6 p.m.; adult, 6-9 p.m.; Orwigsburg Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 443 East, Orwigsburg; email grsmmyminch@gmail.com for information. Friday-Sunday: Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, 100 Museum Road Stevens; for information call 717-733-1512. Hours: Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Muzzleloader shoot, 9 a.m., Blue Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, 22 Muzzle Lane, Bernville; call Steve Harding at 484-459-2735, John Arrowood at 570-366-1084 or Mike Wengert at 610-488-1608 for information. Saturday: Salamander Program, 3:30 p.m., Locust Lake State Park, Barnesville; for information call 570-467-2506. Sunday, Aug. 5: Sporting clays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call 570-617-0492 for information.

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