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Hunting Film Tour at SteelStacks

Celebrate the spirit of the hunt with the only area screening of the acclaimed Hunting Film Tour, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the event, a fundraiser for the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the nonprofit ArtsQuest, are $15 in advance at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378, and $20 at the door. A showcase of short documentary films focusing on the world of hunting culture, the Hunting Film Tour is an incredible lineup of conservation-minded and fair-chase films that capture the essence of the experience. The tour provides a home for unique films and filmmakers that capture the stories, landscapes and pursuits that make hunting a generational passion. From big game archery and rifle hunts, to exotic international quests and wing shooting, the 2018 tour features several films, each highlighting a different mission. The complete list of films and trailers will be available at www.huntingfilmtour.com. This special evening also includes screenings of the Ruffed Grouse Society’s “Project Upland,” a unique bird hunting initiative that captures the passions and traditions of the grouse woods to inspire a new generation of upland hunters. This multi-video production, featuring several short films, celebrates those experiences sportsmen treasure in the woods — stories and cherished memories that are essential to engage the next generation of grouse hunters and conservationists. Guest are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for Happy Hour to talk with fellow sportsmen, check out the vendors and enjoy a beverage or food from the ArtsQuest Center’s Mike and Ike Bistro at menu prices. During intermission there will be an auction and raffle, with the chance to win hunting gear, trips and more. Proceeds from the Hunting Film Tour benefit the Ruffed Grouse Society’s conservation work in the region, as well as ArtsQuest’s Step Outdoors Festival, a two-day, free event in June that encourages families and children to explore their outdoor pursuits.

HUSH chairman is ETO guest

Hunter United for Sunday Hunting chairman Harold Daub 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.

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. 3-D archery course, dawn to dusk daily through Sunday, Sept. 30, Keystone Fish and Game, Irish Valley Road, Shamokin; call 570-274-5834 or 570-648-0084 for information. Muzzleloader shoot, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club, Coon Club Road, off Route 183, south of Summit Station; for information access the club page on Facebook. 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. Autumn Hawk Watch, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through Saturday, Dec. 15, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville; call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org for information. “Sharing the Birds” art show through Saturday, Dec. 15, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville; call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org for information.

This week’s events

Monday: Wolf Creek Falls and Reservoir Hike, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., dogs must be leashed, meet at Wal-Mart parking lot, Coal Creek Plaza, Saint Clair; preregistration required by calling 570-467-2506. Orwigsburg Gun Club meets, 7 p.m., 33 Gun Club Road, Orwigsburg; email grsmmyminch@gmail.com for information. Friedensburg Fish and Game meets, 8 p.m., 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call 570-617-0492 for information. Wednesday: ZooAmerica Creatures of the Night, 7 p.m., Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove; call 570-345-8952 for information. 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: 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: Autumn Lecture Series, Year of the Bird, 5:30 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville; access the website at www.hawkmountain.org or call 610-756-6961 for information. Sunday, Sept. 9: Mystical Red Hole Ramble, 1-4:30 p.m., meet at Schuylkill County Ag Center, Route 901, Pottsville, for carpool to trailhead; email porcupinepat@yahoo.com for information. — Compiled by Doyle Dietz

Compiled by Doyle Dietz

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