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Deer Lake tourney kicks off

This year’s Deer Lake and West Brunswick Fire Company Catfish Tournament kicks off Saturday, July 27, at 8 a.m. and runs until Sunday, Aug. 25, until 8 p.m. at Deer Lake. Entry forms are at www.dlwbfireco.com and available Wednesday night at the fire company.

There are 30 tagged fish in the tournament and prizes will be awarded opening day for the heaviest fish for anglers age 12 and older and age 11 and younger. Entries will be accepted until opening day and for information call (610) 442-5622.

Greg Dixon is ETO guest

Dixon Muzzle Loading Shop owner and Gunmakers Fair promoter Greg Dixon 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 and Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association awards 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.


Pig roast, Saturday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call (570) 617-0492 for information.

Today’s events

Bears Head 3D woods walk, dawn to dusk daily through October, Bears Head Archery, 148 Lofty Road, Delano, off Exit 134 of 1-81, bows and crossbows; call (570) 467-0331 for information. 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. Dyer Run Gorge hike, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., meets at Clover Fire Company, Heckschersville. Wild Women on the Mountain — Hike to Owl’s Head, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville; for required preregistration visit www.hawkmountain.org. Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club meets, 1 p.m., club range, Coon Club Road, off Route 183, Summit Station; access club Facebook page for information.

This week’s events

Monday and Tuesday: Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners quarterly meeting, 8:30 a.m., agency headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.

Tuesday: Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited meets, 6 p.m., Sweet Arrow Lake pavilion, Pine Grove; for information contact Bruce Herb at (570) 573-7076 or wetflyguy@yahoo.com.

Wednesday: Youth Workshop: Animal Kingdom, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hawk Mountain Education Building, Drehersville; for required preregistration visit www.hawkmountain.org. Trap practice, 6-8 p.m., through August 28, adults and juniors, Beckville Fish and Game.

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 meets, 7 p.m., South End Field and Stream, Frackville; access the SCSA Facebook page for information.

Friday-Sunday: Gunmakers Fair, Dixon Muzzleloading Shop, 9952 Kunkels Mill Road, Kempton; for information visit www.dixonmuzzleloading.com or call (610) 756-6271. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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: Carbondale DL trail hike, meet 8:30 a.m., Route 54 Morea Road to carpool to Jessup. Junior Conservation Stewards, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., ages 10-14, Hawk Mountain Education Building, Drehersville; visit www.hawkmountain.org for required preregistration. Kayak course, Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville, Saturday, July 27, 1:30 p.m..

Sunday, July 28: Yoga on the Mountain, 9-10 a.m., Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Orwigsburg; for required preregistration visit www.hawkmountain.org. Muzzleloader shoot, 9 a.m., Susquehanna Sportsmen Association, Sportsmen Club Road, off Cherokee Road, Route 642 East, Danville; contact Bruce Whitenight, days, at (570) 784-9380; Gary Ent, days, at (570) 759-0719; or Wayne Flora at (570) 275-4349 for information.

— Compiled by Doyle Dietz

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