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HUNTER SAFETY COURSES

  • Murrysville Alliance Church, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. Pre-register by calling Jane Hunter at 724-327-7206 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Northway Mall, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. Pre-register by calling Ken Mack at 412-761-4225 or Russ Hoffman at 412-635-0661.

  • Raccoon Valley Sportsmen’s Association, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Pre-register by calling Ed Lacock at 724-222-4692.

  • Apollo-Spring Church Sportsmen’s Club, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18-19. Pre-register by calling at 724-478-1248.

  • Logan’s Ferry Sportsmen’s Club, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20. Pre-register by calling 724-339-5550 or 412-793-7358.

  • Beaver Valley Sportsmen’s, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23. Pre-register by calling Beaver Valley Sportsmen’s at 724-775-4502 or Jack McMilan at 724-775-3182.

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission, southwest region office, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23. Pre-register by calling 724-238-9523 or 1-877-877-7137.

  • Cavittsville Sportsman’s Club, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Pre-register by calling Ed Olsakovsky at 412-824-6877 or Warren Smith at 74-668-8399.

  • Apollo-Spring Church Sportsmen’s Club, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15-16. Pre-register by calling 724-478-1248.

    SHOOTS ON TAP

  • Carmichaels Sportsman’s Club will hold its 24th annual Tri-County Sporting Deer Rifle Shoot Nov. 2. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it is open to the public. Cost is $10 per person. All rifles that are .243 caliber or larger and legal for use in hunting deer in Pennsylvania are eligible. Slings are prohibited, and only scopes of 9X or less are allowed. Shooters will take aim at a deer target 100 yards away, and shoot from four positions. Prizes will be awarded in master, sportsman, junior and women’s clases, and to the high shooter overall. There will be additional prizes, too. Call Kerry Clipper at 724-592-6803.

  • Irwin Sportsmen’s Association will host a small bore and centerfire action pistol shoot beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. Late shooters will be accepted. Call 724-863-1967. There will be an an NRA-approved hunter’s pistol and cowboy rifle silhouette match Oct. 4, with registration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 724-527-3954.

  • South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club hosts trap shoots at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The public is welcome. Call Scott Blocker at 724-626-8399.

  • East Monongahela Sportsmen’s Club will hold a high-powered rifle shoot beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Cost is $10 for seniors and $5 for juniors. Each round will consist of 50 shots taken at 200 yards. Call Dave McGrath at 724-483-5063 or e-mail [email protected] The club also holds 100 and 200 yard open cast bullet benchrest shoots on the first Sunday of each month, 25-yard pistol pin shoots Mondays from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., .22 rifle shoots on the last Friday of every month, and 50-yard open sight pistol plate shoots Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. Trap practice is held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. All events are open to the public. Call 412-384-4747 or visit www.dp.net/~esmc.

  • White Oak Rod and Gun Club will hold a 50-target sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5. There will be food and prizes. Cost is $20 for 100 targets. There will be a bowling pin shoot Oct. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. All events are open to the public. Call 724-863-9941.

  • Shannock Valley Sportsmen’s Club, in Yatesboro, will hold a 3-D archery shoot today, with sign-ups from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available. Call 724-783-6450.

  • Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club will hold an IDPA action pistol shoot today, and a long-range rifle shoot Oct. 5. Call 724-796-9111.

  • Sutersville Sportsmen’s Club holds trap practice Mondays beginning at 6 p.m. The public is welcome. Call 724-872-0910.

  • Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club will hold a 30-target 3-D archery shoot today, with registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club’s trap range is open to the public from 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 724-327-9315.

  • Old Westmoreland Rifles will hold a blackpowder shoot at 1 p.m. Oct. 12. Registration costs $6, and shooters are asked to bring a prize worth $10. There will be a paper target shoot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Call Darryl Myers at 724-522-1729, Rockie Dean at 724-527-5317, or Phil Cravener at 724-539-7667.

  • Western Pennsylvania Sportsmen’s Club will hold a national trapshooting weekend beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 4-5. The club is located at 5730 Saltsburg Road, Murrysville. Call 724-327-9918.

  • Youngwood Sportsmen’s Club holds trapshoots at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday and at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 724-834-3234.

  • Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club will host a sporting clays shoot today. Call Bob Lewis at 412-371-3289. CMP tournaments are held the first Sunday or each month beginning at 10 a.m. M1 Garands are available for those who don’t have their own. The indoor pistol range is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • East Huntingdon Sportsmen’s Association will hold a primitive muzzleloader shoot Oct. 19 and a novelty shoot Nov. 9. Trap practice is Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 724-887-5404.

  • Greensburg Sportsmen’s Association hosts trap, skeet and sporting clays tower shoots from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. The club also hosts skeet shoots from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Call Ray Wertz at 724-836-6353.

  • TNT Shooting Grounds will hold a 3-D shoot today. Children ages 12 and younger shoot for free. Cost is $8, and there’s a new course every shoot. Call 724-677-0554.

  • Evans City Sportsmen’s Club will hold lucky target shoots at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays now through Nov. 18. The club is located at 323 Textor School Road.

  • McDonald Sportsmen’s Association will hold an NRA-sanctioned black powder cartridge silhouette shoot beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 4, andf a bench rest rifle shoot beginning at noon Oct. 5. Trap and skeet practice is held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays. The public is welcome to all of the events. Call 724-796-2271 or visit www.mcdonaldsportsmen.com.

  • Clairton Sportsmen’s Club’s fall skeet and trap leagues are underway. Trap and skeet practice is Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m.

    FISHING

  • Downtown TriAnglers meet at Pittsburgh’s Point from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday for a free fishing get-together that’s open to everyone. Instructor Karen Gainey will be on hand to help those learning to fish or looking for tips. Rods, bait and tackle are provided, but you will need a fishing license.

  • Western Pennsylvania Field Institute will lead a biking and fishing trip along the middle Youghiogheny River from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Anglers can fly fish or spincast, and flies, lures and bike rentals will be available. Call 412-255-0564.

  • Women who would like to learn to fly fish can enroll in an introductory course set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ohiopyle State Park. An instructor with the Western Pennsylvania Field Institute will teach participants about equipment, knots and castign techniques. There will be on-the-water lessons, too. Waders are recommended, and all participants should bring a lunch. Call 412-255-0564.

  • A fishing trip designed for grandparents and their grandchildren will be held on the Allegheny River from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9. Participants will fish from a party-sized pontoon boat compelte with an air-conditioned cabin and railing around the deck. Instructors and guides will be on hand. Call 412-255-0564.

    STOCKINGS

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocked the following waters with musky and tiger musky fingerlings:

  • Sept. 4, Allegheny River, Allegheny, Westmoreland and Armstrong counties, 7,000 tigers; Keystone Lake, Armstrong, 2,850 tigers; and Mahoning Creek Lake, Armstrong, 600 tigers.

  • Sept. 11, North Park Lake, Allegheny, 400 tigers; Ohio River, Beaver and Allegheny, 5,250 tigers; Mill Run Reservoir, Fayette, 150 tigers; Duke Lake, Greene, 300 tigers.

  • Sept. 15, Keystone Lake, Westmoreland, 250 tigers; Bridgeport Dam, Westmoreland, 350 tigers.

  • Sept. 18, Lake Rowena, Cambria County, 100 tigers; Somerset lake, Somerset, 250 muskies; and Loyalhanna Lake, Westmoreland, 500 muskies.

  • Sept. 19, Crooked Creek Lake, Armstrong, 1,050 tigers; and Loyalhanna Lake, Westmoreland, 2,400 tigers.


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