Outdoors notices: June 15, 2014
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Hunter safety courses
Note: All hunter safety courses require preregistration at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
• Pine Creek Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. Class limit 50.
• Mountain Top Sportsmen's Club, Cambria County, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 21. Class limit 30.
• Murrysville Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 21 and 22. Class limit 50.
• Gobbler's Know Hunting Preserve, Beaver County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21. Class limit 40.
• Keystone Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 21. Class limit 50.
• McKeesport Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21. Class limit 50.
• Laughlintown Community Center, Westmoreland County, 6 to 9 p.m. June 24 and 26. Class limit 30.
• Parks Township Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28. Class limit 35.
• Kingston Veteran's and Sportsmen's Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28. Class limit 55.
• Greater Ferndale Sportsmen's Club, Somerset County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Class limit 20.
• Dilltown Sportsmen's Club, Indiana County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28. Class limit 45.
• Keystone Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Class limit 40.
• Northern Cambria Civil Defense, Cambria County, noon to 7 p.m. June 29. Class limit 30.
• Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 5. Class limit 50.
• Champion Christian School, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8. Class limit 25.
• Freeport Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12. Class limit 40.
• Franklin Grange, Greene County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12. Class limit 50.
• Elizabeth Township Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 13. Class limit 60.
• Ross Township Recreation Center, Allegheny County, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 13. Class limit 75.
• Bull Creek Rod and Gun Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 19. Class limit 40.
• Greensburg Sportsmen's Association, Westmoreland County, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19. Class limit 25.
• Canonsburg Sportsmen's Club, Washington County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19. Class limit 60.
• Charleroi Gun Club, Washington County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20. Class limit 40.
• Herminie #2 Game Association, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26. Class limit 25.
• Springdale District Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26. Class limit 45.
• Police Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Class limit 80.
• Ford City Sportsmen's Association, Armstrong County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Class limit 25.
• St. John Burry Church, Beaver County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Class limit 60.
• McKeesport Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Class limit 50.
• Connellsville Sportsmen's Association, Fayette County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Class limit 40.
• Apollo Spring Church Sportsmen's Club, Armstrong County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23. Class limit 50.
• Logan's Ferry Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23. Class limit 50.
• Canonsburg Sportsmen's Club, Washington County, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Class limit 32.
• Gander Mountain, Washington County, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23. Class limit 50.
• Pine Run Sportsmen's Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. Class limit 40.
• Logan's Ferry Sportsmen's Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Class limit 50.
Independent hunter safety courses
Note: All independent hunter safety courses require eight to 10 hours of advance study and preregistration at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
• Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County, 6 to 9 p.m. June 17. Class limit 35.
• Connellsville Sportsmen's Association, Fayette County, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 28. Class limit 40.
• Gander Mountain, Washington County, 6 to 9 p.m. July 15. Class limit 45.
Successful bowhunter classes
Note: All successful bowhunter classes require preregistration at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
• Coraopolis District Sportsmen's Association, Allegheny County, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27. Class limit 30.
• Police Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Class limit 30.
• White Oak Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual youth day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 on the club grounds at 600 Skellytown Road in North Huntingdon. It's open to boys and girls ages 10 to 18. Participants will get to try shotgun, archery, rifle and pistol shooting under the supervision of certified NRA instructors. Equipment and ammunition are provided, and everyone gets a T-shirt and lunch. Cost is $12. Register at www.register-ed.com/events/view/47061 or call 724-863-9941.
• There will be a free fishing derby and concert at Twin Lakes Park near Greensburg on June 15. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the boathouse by the lower lake. The derby runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. First- and second-place trophies and prizes will be awarded in adult and youth divisions for the longest trout, longest carp and longest other fish of legal size. There also will be trophies for the “catch of the day.” Registered participants will be eligible for free door prizes. After the derby, at 4 p.m., there will be a free concert by RML Jazz on the Island Stage at the lower lake. Call 724-830-3950 or visit www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.
Shoots on tap
• Rochester Sportsmen's Club will hold a 3D archery shoot June 22 with registration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Ed Scherer at 724-776-5184. The club also will hold a sporting clays shoot June 28 with registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Jerry Hooks at 724-601-6964. The club is located at 181 Sportsmen Lane in Rochester. Visit www.rochestersportsmenclub.com.
• The Tri-County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold a sporting clays shoot at California Hill Gun Club starting at 9 a.m. June 28. Cost is $60 and includes 100 birds, a steak dinner and gun raffles. Preregistration is required by contacting Rich Kovacic at 724-785-3540 or 724-984-9651 or email@example.com.
• Shaner Sportsmen's Club is having a Lucky BB Shoot offering cash prizes starting at 10 a.m. June 22. There will be separate shoots for kids ages 16 and younger. Bring your shotgun, but shells will be provided by club. The BB closest to X wins. Refreshments will be available. Call Grady at 724-872-8431 for information. The club also holds trap practice from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. It is open to the public. The club is located at 146 Stewart Lane in Irwin. Visit www.shanersc.com for directions or call 724-872-8431 or the clubhouse at 724-446-1313.
• Saltsburg Sportsmen's Club will hold a 3D archery shoot July 6 with registration from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids younger than 16 shoot for free. Cost is $10 for adults. There will be awards in all classes, and food and refreshments will be available. Call 724-639-0360.
• 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.
• White Oak Rod and Gun Club holds CMP shoots from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month. There are indoor 3D archery shoots from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for kids ages 12 to 16, and free to those 11 and younger and 65 and older. Skeet and 5-stand shoots are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and on sporting clays Sundays. Events are open to the public. Call 724-863-9941.
• Irwin Sportsmen's Association holds action pistol shoots at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month, pistol pin shoots at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays and silhouette shoots starting at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. A ladies pistol league shoots at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Events are open to the public. Visit www.irwinsportsmen.com.
• East Huntingdon Sportsmen's Association will hold a 3D archery shoot June 29 with registration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for juniors ages 12 to 16 and free to kids 11 and younger. The kitchen will be open. The club also hosts trap practice at 7 p.m. Mondays. 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.
• Millvale Sportsman's Club, at 170 Sunny Hill Road in Wexford, hosts trap shoots from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, skeet shoots from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and five-stand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 724-935-9963 or visit millvalesportsmens.com.
• South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club holds trap shooting at 5 p.m. Mondays. The public is welcome.
• Ellsworth Sportsmen's Club's trap range is open at 7 p.m. Fridays for league and practice shooting, with the clubhouse and kitchen opening at 6:30 p.m.. Cost is $4 per round, and shells are available for purchase. The public, of all ages and skill levels, is welcome. Call 724-945-5275 or visit www.ellsworthsportsmen.com.
• The Lawrence County Sportsman's Association in Wampum opens its shotgun and .22 rifle ranges to the public starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 724-652-1075.
• 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 at 6 p.m. Fridays. The public is welcome to use the lighted ranges. The kitchen is open for all events.
• 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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 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 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 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month; and trap shoots from 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 www.mdi.net/dml.
• Roscoe Sportsmen's Association's youth trap league shoots are held from 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 holds 5-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. 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 holds 5-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 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.
• 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.
• 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 www.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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