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Outdoors notices: June 8, 2013

About Bob Frye

By Bob Frye

Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:57 p.m.

Rifle/Trap leagues

• Ruffs Dale didn't gain round in the Twi-Night Trap League standings this past week, but it didn't lose any, either. The team tied for first place in the weekly shoot with league-leading Youngwood. This season, Youngwood is still in first place with 45.5 points, followed by Ruffs Dale with 40. Hecla is third with 27.5, Connellsville fourth with 24.5 and East Huntingdon fifth with 13.5. Shooters firing perfect 25s on a rain-soaked evening this past week were Ron Korber, Tony Stack, Richard Kunkle, Brian Sirnic, Jerry Hanna, Joe Miller Sr. and John Peairs from Youngwood, Al Kroll, Myron Reach, Glenn Coleman, Bob Salka, Andy Zborovsky, Bill Petras Jon Schroyer from Ruffs Dale, Tom Miller from Hecla, Eric Rhodes and Jeff Padgelek from East Huntingdon and Mark Frye from Connellsville.

Hunter safety courses

Note: All hunter safety courses require preregistration at pgc.state.pa.us.

• Aliquippa Bucktails, Beaver County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Class limit 40.

• Benscreek Social and Citizens Club, Cambria County, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Class limit 40.

• Kingston Vets and Sportsmen's Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. Class limit 55.

• Pine Creek Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8:a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 22. Class limit 50.

• Salisbury-Elk Lick Hunting Club, Somerset County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 22. Class limit 35.

• Fairchance VFW Post 7219, Fayette County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. Class limit 40.

• Mingo Rod and Gun Club, Washington County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22. Class limit 40.

• McKeesport Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. Class limit 50.

• Colver Sportsmen's Club, Cambria County, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22. Class limit 40.

• Laughlintown Community Center, Westmoreland County, 6 to 9 p.m. June 25 and 27. Class limit 35.

• Keystone Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29. Class limit 40.

• Heritage House, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29.

• Keystone Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 29. Class limit 50.

• Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 6. Class limit 50.

• Northern Cambria Civil Defense Club, Cambria County, noon to 7 p.m. July 7. Class limit 30.

• Greensburg Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 13. Class limit 25.

• Benscreek Social and Citizens Club, Cambria County, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 13. Class limit 40.

• Charleroi Gun Club, Washington County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13. Class limit 40.

• Freeport Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13. Class limit 40.

• Whitehall Borough Community Building, Allegheny County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13. Class limit 55.

• Youngwood Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13. Class limit 45.

• Lloydsville Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20. Class limit 15.

• Ross Township Recreation Center, Allegheny County, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 20. Class limit 100.

• Shaner Sportsmen's Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20. Class limit 45.

• Springdale District Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27. Class limit 40.

• Herminie #2 Game Association, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27. Class limit 25.

• St. John's Church, Beaver County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Class limit 50.

• Police Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Class limit 80.

• Sigel Sportsmen's Club, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10.

• Ford City Sportsmen's Association, Armstrong County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10. Class limit 25.

• Benscreek Social and Citizens Club, Cambria County, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Class limit 40.

• Millvale Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Class limit 70.

• Connellsville Sportsmen's Association, Fayette County, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Class limit 40.

• Apollo Spring Church Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 50.

• Pine Run Sportsmen's Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 40.

• Gander Mountain, Washington County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 50.

• McDonald Sportsmen's Association, Washington County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 80.

• Warsaw Sportsmen's Club, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

• Brockway Sportsmen's Club, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.

• Jefferson County fairgrounds, Jefferson County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

Furtaking course

• Indiana County Fox and Coon Club, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29. Class limit 36. Preregister at pgc.state.pa.us. Call John Somonick at 724-463-0651 or Linda Jones at 724-463-0651.

Bowhunter classes

Note: All successful bowhunter classes require preregistration at pgc.state.pa.us.

• Forest Grove Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

• Millvale Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20.

• Police Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4.

Events

• There will be a free Father's Day fishing derby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at Twin Lakes Park, near Greensburg. Sponsored by the Westmoreland County Sportsmen's League and others, it will offer first-, second- and third-place trophies for the longest trout, longest carp and longest other fish of legal size in adult and youth divisions. Trophies also will be awarded for the Catch of the Day in both categories. There will be a door prize drawing, too. Contestants can register starting at 7:30 at the boathouse the day of the event; all must register by noon to be eligible for prizes. After the derby, there will be a special free jazz concert by the Eric Barchiesi Trio at 3 p.m.

• The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have a basic boater/personal watercraft operator safety course at 9 a.m. 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.

Shoots on tap

• Kingston Veterans and Sportsmen's Club, at 138 Kingston Club Rd., in Latrobe, will have a 3-D archery shoot Aug. 11 with registration from 8 a.m. to noon at the clubhouse. Youths and cubs shoot free on this day. Call 724-539-9303.

• East Huntingdon Sportsmen's Association will have a 3-D archery shoot June 30 with registration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for juniors ages 12-16. Children ages 11 and younger shoot for free. The kitchen will be open. Call 724-887-5404. The club has trap practice 7 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $3 for a round of 25 birds. The public is welcome. The club also has 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 have a 3-D archery shoot in July with registration from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youths shoot free on this day; cost is $10 for adults. Call 724-639-0360.

• Millvale Sportsman's Club, at 170 Sunny Hill Rd., in Wexford, has trap shoots from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, skeet shoots from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and five-stand from 0 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 724-935-9963 or visit millvalesportsmens.com.

• South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club has trap shooting at 5 p.m. Mondays. The public is welcome.

• Ellsworth Sportsmen's trap range is open Fridays for league and practice shooting. The club opens at 7 p.m. 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. to 3 p.m. Call 724-562-1075.

• California Hill Gun Club has 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 at 6 p.m. Fridays. 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 has 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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. All shooters and the public are welcome. Instruction is available.

• Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation Association has 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 has trap practice at 6 p.m. Wednesdays The public is invited to all events.

• Hecla's trap range is open for practice from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The public is welcome. Call 724-423-6090 after 2 p.m.

• Fort Hand Rifle Club in North Vandergrift has 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 has 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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month; trap shoots are 7 to 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 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. The adult league shoots from 7 to 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 has five-stand sporting clays shoots at its club grounds on Sportsmen Drive in Washington Township from 4 p.m. until dark Wednesdays. Cost is $4 per round. Call 724-478-2129.

• Youngwood Sportsmen's Association has trap shoots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays and from 6 to 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 has five-stand shoots from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. The trap ranges are open 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

• East Monongahela Sportsmen's Club has 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 has CMP shoots from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month. There are indoor 3-D archery shoots from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for kids ages 12-16, and free to those 11 and younger and 65 and older. Skeet and five-stand shoots are 7 to 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 to 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, has 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 to 10 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome. Call 724-796-2271 or visit mcdonaldsportsmen.com.

• Clairton Sportsmen's Club has 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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