Outdoor notices: May 25, 2013
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Eight weeks into the Twi-Night Trap League season, Youngwood is threatening to pull away. It strengthened its hold on first place with another win this week. Youngwood has 35 points on the year, followed by Ruffs Dale with 31.5, Connellsville and Hecla with 21.5 each, and East Huntingdon with 10.5. Posting perfect scores of 25 this past week were Butch Morgan, Frank Kott, J.T. Spangler, Lou Sartoris, Joe Miller Sr., Mark Kislan and Devon Lenhart from Youngwood; Jay Miller, Paul Plummer, Rick Yasher, Cody Anderson and Steve Hamilton from Hecla; Herky Shmichnick, Myron Reach, Bob Salka, Andy Zborovsky and Chuck Buccieri from Ruffs Dale; Jim Piovarchy Jr., Jim Piovarchy Sr., and Barry Firestone from Connellsville and Joe Yurechko from East Huntingdon.
Hunter safety courses
Note: All hunter safety courses require preregistration at pgc.state.pa.us.
• Moss Creek Rod and Gun Club, Cambria County, noon-7 p.m. June 1. Class limit 50.
• Gilpin Rifles Inc., Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8. Class limit 20.
• Beaver County YMCA, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8. Class limit 40.
• Gander Mountain-Washington, Washington County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8. Class limit 50.
• Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9. Class limit 60.
• Aliquippa Bucktails, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. Class limit 40.
• Benscreek Social and Citizens Club, Cambria County, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 15. Class limit 40.
• Kingston Vets and Sportsmen's Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22. Class limit 55.
• Pine Creek Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 22. Class limit 50.
• Mingo Rod and Gun Club, Washington County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22. Class limit 40.
• McKeesport Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22. Class limit 50.
• Colver Sportsmen's Club, Cambria County, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22. Class limit 40.
• Laughlintown Community Center, Westmoreland County, 6-9 p.m. June 25 and 27. Class limit 35.
• Keystone Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 29. Class limit 40.
• Heritage House, Jefferson County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29.
• Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 6. Class limit 50.
• Northern Cambria Civil Defense Club, Cambria County, noon-7 p.m. July 7. Class limit 30.
• Greensburg Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 13. Class limit 25.
• Freeport Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13. Class limit 40.
• Whitehall Borough Community Building, Allegheny County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Class limit 55.
• Youngwood Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13. Class limit 45.
• Lloydsville Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20. Class limit 15.
• Shaner Sportsmen's Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Class limit 45.
• Springdale District Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27. Class limit 40.
• Herminie #2 Game Association, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27. Class limit 25.
• St. John's Church, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3. Class limit 50.
• Police Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3. Class limit 80.
• Sigel Sportsmen's Club, Jefferson County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10.
• Ford City Sportsmen's Association, Armstrong County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10. Class limit 25.
• Millvale Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Class limit 70.
• Pine Run Sportsmen's Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17. Class limit 40.
• Connellsville Sportsmen's Association, Fayette County, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Class limit 40.
• Apollo Spring Church Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 50.
• Gander Mountain, Washington County, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 50.
• McDonald Sportsmen's Association, Washington County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 80.
• Warsaw Sportsmen's Club, Jefferson County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7.
• Brockway Sportsmen's Club, Jefferson County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21.
• Jefferson County fairgrounds, Jefferson County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27.
Successful bowhunter classes
Note: All successful bowhunter classes require preregistration at pgc.state.pa.us.
• Forest Grove Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15.
• Millvale Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20.
• Police Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4.
• The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will hold basic boater/personal watercraft operator safety courses starting at 9 a.m. on June 8 and July 13 at Mosites MotorSports in North Huntingdon. Cost is $20 per person and includes morning snacks and lunch. Space is limited. Register by calling 724-684-5320.
• Reel Recovery, a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly fishing retreats for men recovering from all types of cancer, is accepting applications for people looking to take part in its Pennsylvania retreat, which will be held June 10-12 at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs. For information or to register, visit reelrecovery.org
Shoots on tap
• Kingston Veterans and Sportsmen's Club, 138 Kingston Club Road, Latrobe, will hold a 3-D archery shoot Aug. 11, with registration from 8 a.m.-noon at the clubhouse. Youths and cubs shoot free on this day. Call 724-539-9303.
• East Huntingdon Sportsmen's Association will hold a 3-D archery shoot June 30, with registration from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for juniors ages 12 to 16. Youths 11 and younger shoot for free. The kitchen will be open. Call 724-887-5404. The club hosts trap practice Mondays at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 for a round of 25 birds. The public is welcome. The club also is holding an indoor archery league, with shoots Monday nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with shooting starting at 7. Club membership is not required to shoot. Call Doug or Amy at 724-887-4103. The club's indoor pistol range is open at 7 p.m. Mondays or by appointment for groups.
• Saltsburg Sportsmen's Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot on June 2, with registration from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $5 for youths and $10 for adults. Cubs and women shoot for free this day. Call 724-639-0360.
• The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation will hold its annual 100-round sporting clays classic May 31 at Seven Springs Resort, with registration starting at 9 a.m. Shooting games, including two-man flush and 15-bird, five-stand competitions, start at 10 a.m., with the main event beginning at 11 a.m. Dinner, awards, an auction and raffle will be held at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per shooter, with sponsor packages and dinner-only tickets also available. Registration forms are available at wildlifeforeveryone.org or by calling 814-238-8138.
• Millvale Sportsman's Club, 170 Sunny Hill Road, Wexford, hosts trap shoots from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, skeet shoots from 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays and five-stand from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 724-935-9963 or visit millvalesportsmens.com.
• South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club holds trap shooting every Monday starting at 5 p.m. The public is welcome.
• Ellsworth Sportsmen's trap range is open Fridays for league and practice shooting. The club opens at 7 p.m. on Fridays, with food and drinks available for purchase; shooting starts at dusk. The public is welcome to use the lighted range; cost is $5 per round and $4 per round for practice. Call 724-945-5275 or visit ellsworthsportsmen.com.
• The Lawrence County Sportsman's Association in Wampum opens its shotgun and .22 rifle ranges to the public Wednesdays starting at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 724-562-1075.
• California Hill Gun Club holds NSCA registered shoots Sundays, with sign-ups starting at 9 a.m. Call the club at 724-938-3480 or Phil Difilippo at 724-263-5016.
• Pony Farm Sportsmen's Club in Kittanning hosts open trap nights every Friday at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to use the lighted ranges. The full kitchen is open for all events. Visit ponyfarm-achfc.org.
• Sutersville Sportsmen's Club holds trap practice beginning at 6 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The public is welcome. Call 724-872-0989.
• Connellsville Sportsmen's Club hosts trap and skeet practice every Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. All shooters and the public are welcome. Instruction is available.
• Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation Association holds big bore pistol and .22 longrifle shoots from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and trap practice at 10 a.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 724-872-4399.
• Shannock Valley Sportsmen's Club in Yatesboro holds trap practice every Wednesday at 6 p.m. The public is invited to all events.
• Hecla's trap range is open for practice from 5-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The public is welcome. Call 724-423-6090 after 2 p.m.
• Fort Hand Rifle Club in North Vandergrift holds an ARA-sanctioned smallbore benchrest shoot on the second Saturday of every month. The club also hosts an NRA-sanctioned smallbore metallic silhouette match on the second Sunday of every month. Call 724-726-9580.
• Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club holds outdoor civilian marksmanship program shoots at 11 a.m. the third Sunday of every month, with sign-ups and a safety orientation beginning at 9:30; outdoor pistol, NMC and MPRL shoots at 6 p.m. Mondays; five-stand shoots are held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month; trap shoots are held from 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays; there's a Tres Bandidos shoot at 6 p.m. the fifth Wednesday. Call 412-531-5043 or visit mdi.net/dml.
• Roscoe Sportsmen's Association's youth trap league shoots are held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The adult league shoots from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Mike Hela at 724-938-3500 or the club at 724-938-9080 Wednesdays and Sundays.
• Vandergrift Sportsmen's Association holds five-stand sporting clays shoots at its club grounds on Sportsmen Drive in Washington Township every Wednesday from 4 p.m. until dark. Cost is $4 per round. Call 724-478-2129.
• Youngwood Sportsmen's Association holds trap shoots from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays and 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The shoots are open to the public. Call Fred at 724-837-5516 or Frank at 724-834-3234.
• West Penn Sportsmen's Club in Murrysville holds five-stand shoots from 4-9 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. The trap ranges are open 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.
• East Monongahela Sportsmen's Club holds 25-yard pin shoots at 6:30 p.m. Mondays; cost is $6. On Thursdays, the club runs trap shoots for $2.50 per round and 50-yard pin shoots on the pistol range for $6; both events start at 6:30 p.m. All events are open to the public. Call 412-384-4747.
• White Oak Rod and Gun Club holds CMP shoots from 9-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month. There are indoor 3-D archery shoots from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for ages 12-16, and free to those 11 and younger and 65 and older. Skeet and five-stand shoots are held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and on sporting clays Sundays. All events are open to the public. Call 724-863-9941.
• Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club in Murrysville opens its trap range to the public from 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Call 724-327-9315 or 724-327-0592.
• Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsmen's Club, 505 Mosside Blvd., North Versailles, hosts Civilian Marksmanship Program and practical pistol shoots at 9 a.m. the first Sunday of each month, archery practice at 6 p.m. Mondays, practical pistol practice at 6 p.m. Thursdays, and trap practice at 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. Call 412-824-3790.
• McDonald Sportsmen's Association hosts trap and skeet practice from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome. Call 724-796-2271 or visit mcdonaldsportsmen.com.
• Clairton Sportsmen's Club hosts skeet shoots and practice from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The trap league and practice is from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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