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PGC recruiting new Game Warden class

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is recruiting the 32nd class of State Game Warden Cadets at its Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg. On or about Monday, Jan. 28, the State Civil Service Commission will post a job announcement for and begin accepting applications from prospective cadets, under the official application title of “wildlife conservation officer” through www.employment.pa.gov. The application period will remain open until Saturday, Feb. 23, or until 1,000 applications are received, whichever occurs first. The class of up to 35 qualified candidates will report for training in March 2020 and graduate in 2021. Complete information about the position and how to apply to become a State Game Warden Cadet is available only online at www.pgc.pa.gov by clicking on Information & Resources, then Careers and Volunteers.

Annual seedling sale underway

Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association and Schuylkill Conservation District are again cooperating to sell quality seedlings for private landowners. All proceeds raised in the seedling sale directly supports Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Route 443, Pine Grove. Evergreens offered are Concolor Fir, Norway Spruce and Eastern White Pine. These trees are excellent ornamentals or Christmas trees and are also good for windbreaks, landscaping and dense screens. Hardwoods for sale are Red Oak, Sergeant Crabapple, Arrowood Viburnum, Silky Dogwood and American Cranberry. These are trees and shrubs that will compliment any mix of evergreens and are beautiful no matter the time of year. Order forms can be downloaded at www.sweetarrowlake.com and must be placed by Wednesday, April 3. Pickup is Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m., at SALCP. For information contact “Porcupine” Pat McKinney at porcupinepat@yahoo.com or 570-391-3326 or Denise Donmoyer at nightowl57@verizon.net or 570-345.8952.

WLA representative is ETO guest

Wildlife Leadership Academy director Michele Kittell is the guest of News-Item outdoors writer Doyle Dietz on today’s edition of “Experience The Outdoors,” winner of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association award for best outdoors radio program, 7-7:30 a.m. on WLSH 1410-AM, and 9:30-10 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM.; and downloaded on wmgh.com.


Reading Ridge Runners NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, Saturday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 1741 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing; for reservations call Steven Nelson at 610-763-4964 or email sanelson@ptd.net. Col-Mont Gobblers NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet, Saturday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Pine Barn Inn, 1 Pine Barn Place, Danville; for reservations call Matthew Swartz at 570-490-2784 or email mashunts@gmail.com. Valentine’s dinner and dance, Saturday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call 570-617-0492 for information.


18th Century Artisan’s Show: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, Country Cupboard Restaurant and Best Western Inn, Lewisburg; for information, call 570-541-1655 or access the website at www.18thcenturyartisanshow.com. Hours: Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lancaster Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Gun Show: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3, Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster; for information call 717-368-4653. Show hours: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Great American Outdoor Show: Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-10, Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg; for information and tickets, access the website at www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.com. Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Today’s events

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. Fire and Ice Winter Fest, 2-5 p.m., Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove.

This week’s events

Thursday-Sunday: Early Bird Sports Expo, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg; for information and tickets, call 570-594-0252 or access the website at www.earlybirdsportsexpo.com. Hours: Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 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. Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Association, 7 p.m., Red Hill Gun Club, Schuylkill Haven; access the SCSA Facebook page for information. Friday: Trap practice, 6:30 p.m., Keystone Fish and Game, Irish Valley Road, Shamokin; call 570-274-5834 or 570-648-0084 for information. Saturday: Sauerkraut supper, 4-6 p.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call 570-617-0492 for information. — Compiled by Doyle Dietz

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