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Outdoors notices: Aug. 14, 2016

RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES

• There were 163 shooters battling the humidity this week in the Twi-Night Trap League, and 11 fired perfect 25s. Youngwood led with 196 targets, followed by Connellsville (195), Hecla (194), Ruffsdale (193) and East Huntingdon (184). Connellsville (90 points) leads the season standings, followed by Ruffsdale (80), Youngwood (77.5), Hecla (59.5) and East Huntingdon (23). The next shoot will be at Hecla Sportsmen’s Club.

HUNTER SAFETY COURSES

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

• Benscreek Wildlife Association, Cambria County, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Class limit 40.

• Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Hall, Armstrong County, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Class limit 100.

• McKeesport Sportsmen’s Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Class limit 50.

• Butler Township Recreation Building, Butler County, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday.

• Apollo Spring Church Sportsmen’s Club Inc., Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 50.

• Elrama Sportsman’s Club, Washington County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 50.

• Logan’s Ferry Sportsmen’s Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 50.

• Pine Run Sportsman’s Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 40.

• Valley Dam Sportsman Snowmobile Association, Butler County, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 27.

• Logan’s Ferry Sportsmen’s Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 50.

• Pine Run Sportsmen’s Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 40.

• Elrama Sportsmen’s Club, Washington County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27. Class limit 50.

• Pitcarin-Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club, Allegheny County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 4. Class limit 70.

• Allegehny Country Rifle Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Class limit 100.

• American Legion Post 474 (Zelienople), Butler County, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

• Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club, Washington County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10. Class limit 40.

• Freeport Sportsman’s Club, Armstrong County, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

• West Deer Municipal Building, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. Class limit 45.

• Whitehall Borough Community Room, Allegheny County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10. Class limit 55.

• Wilmore Sportsmen’s Club, Cambria County, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Class limit 35.

• Collier Sportsmen’s Association, Allegheny County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11. Class limit 60.

• Ambridge Sportsman Club, Beaver County, 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13. Class limit 50.

• Butler City Hunting & Fishing Club, Butler County, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17.

• Concord United Methodist Church, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17. Class limit 75.

• Logan’s Ferry Sportsmen’s Club, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Class limit 50.

• McKeesport Sportsmen’s Association, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Class limit 50.

• Apollo Spring Church Sportsmen’s Club Inc., Armstrong County, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24. Class limit 50.

• Centerville American Legion Post 705, Washington County, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Class limit 60.

• Middle Taylor Community Center, Cambria County, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24. Class limit 425.

• Southside Sportsmen Club, Beaver County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Class limit 40.

• Star Junction, Fayette County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Class limit 40.

• The Log Church, Allegheny County, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24. Class limit 100.

• Moraine Sportsman’s Club, Butler County, 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28.

SUCCESSFUL BOWHUNTER CLASSES

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

• Collier Sportsmen’s Association, Allegheny County, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Class limit 60.

CABLE RESTRAINT CLASSES

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

• Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club, Washington County, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18. Class limit 30.

EVENTS

• Westmoreland County Sportsmen’s League will have its meeting Sept. 24 at Delmont Fire Hall. There will be a cash bar starting at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7. The featured speaker is Wayne Laroche, director of the bureau of wildlife management for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He will discuss the agency’s plans for controlling chronic wasting disease. Tickets are $20 per person and include entry into a cash prize drawing, with one $100 and two $50 prizes to be awarded. Tickets are available by calling Doug at 724-523-4824 or Nick at 412-823-0438. Payment is due by Sept. 19.

• Greensburg Sportsmen’s Association will have a flea market 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21. It will feature hunting, fishing, and sporting items, dog training equipment and general items. Food and beverages will be available, too. Vendors can get unlimited space for $10 if they register by Tuesday by calling 724-423-6350; otherwise, it’s $15 at the gate. Admission for shoppers is $2 per person or $5 per carload. The club is located at 213 Sportsmen’s Road, Greensburg.

• Somerset County Friends of the NRA will have its annual fundraising banquet Sunday at Bakersville Fire Hall, 2143 Bakersville-Edie Road. Doors open at 5 p.m., with games, raffles, live and silent auctions and dinner to follow. For tickets or information, call Lew Cramer at 814-442-0825 or email [email protected].

• Conemaugh Valley Friends of the NRA will have its annual fundraising banquet Friday at Christ the Savior Church, 307 Garfield St., Johnstown. Doors open at 5 p.m., with games, raffles, live and silent auctions and dinner to follow. For tickets or information, call George Evanisko at 814-539-2158 or email [email protected].

SHOOTS ON TAP

• Shaner Sportsmen’s Club, located at 146 Stewart Lane, Hermine, is holding an Arrows for Heroes 3-D shoot to benefit the It’s About the Warrior Foundation from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 10. There will be a 30-target course with targets ranging to 50 yards and a 10-target course with targets out to 100 yards. Paying $15 allows shooters to do both. There will be specialty shoots, too, for an additional cost. Prizes ranging from a Ruger American rifle to prime bow and more will be awarded. There will be food, beer and vendors, too. For details visit facebook.com/events/519814948229647/ or shanersc.org or call 724-875-8960.

• The Covered Bridge Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its sporting clays classic Aug. 27 at Hunting Hills Sporting Clays in Dilliner. Cost is $90 per person and includes 100 targets, a steak dinner and door prizes. Golf carts are available for an additional cost. Registration is from 8-10 a.m., with shooting thereafter and dinner at 1 p.m. There will be other games and awards in various categories. For information or to register, call Larry Souleret at 412-264-4400, ext. 215, or email [email protected].

• Trafford Sportsmen’s Club will have 3D archery shoots Aug. 21 and Sept. 11. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 per shooter. Children 12 and younger shoot for free. For information, call 412-372-3820 or visit traffordsportsmen.org.

• West Penn Sportsmen’s Club offers trap shooting on a lighted range year round from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. There is sporting clays shooting through October. Five-stand shoots are held in a heated facility from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays from November through March and from 10 a.m.-noon Sundays year round. The kitchen is open from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 724-327-9918 or email [email protected].

• Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club is open at 6:30 p.m. Friday nights, with trap shooting at 7 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Visit esc15360.com.

• California Hill Gun Club holds sporting clays and five-stand shoots Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon. All are open to the public. Call 724-938-3480.

• Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation Association has big bore pistol and .22 longrifle shoots from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and trap practice at 10 a.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 724-872-4399.

• Shaner Sportsmen’s Club, 146 Stewart Lane, Irwin, has trap practice from 5-8 p.m. Fridays. It is open to the public. Call 724-872-8431 or the clubhouse at 724-446-1313.

• 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 has 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. Thursdays. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 12-16 and free to those 11 and younger and 65 and older. Skeet and five-stand shoots are 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and on sporting clays Sundays. All events are open to the public. Call 724-863-9941.

• East Huntingdon Sportsmen’s Association has trap practice at 7 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $3 for a round of 25 birds. The public is welcome. The club also is has an indoor archery league with shoots Monday nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 7 p.m. 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, 170 Sunny Hill Road, Wexford, has trap shoots from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-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. Contact: 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.

• 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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Call 724-652-1075.

• Pony Farm Sportsmen’s Club in Kittanning has 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.

• 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 has trap and skeet practice from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays. All shooters and the public are welcome. Instruction is available.

• 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 5-8:30 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 has 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 a.m.; outdoor pistol, NMC and MPRL shoots at 6 p.m. Mondays; five-stand shoots from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month; trap shoots 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 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 on Wednesdays and Sundays.

• Vandergrift Sportsmen’s Association has five-stand sporting clays shoots from 4 p.m. until dark Wednesdays at its club grounds on Sportsmen Drive in Washington Township. Cost is $4 per round. Call 724-478-2129.

• Youngwood Sportsmen’s Association has trap shoots 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• McDonald Sportsmen’s Association has 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 has skeet shoots and practice from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, 5 -10 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The trap league and practice are 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.


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