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September 07. 2013 11:08PM

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The United Sportsmen’s Camp 271 in Huntington Mills will host a junior pheasant hunt in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. There is not cost to the hunt. Children ages 12-16 that have a Hunter/Trapper Education certification may participate. The deadline for registration is Sept. 25. Spaces are limited. If you are interested, call Nick at 574-0682 for more information. Register online at

Pheasants Forever local chapter 803, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers, will hold a youth mentor pheasant hunt at SGL 119 on Oct. 12. Youths must be between the ages of 12-16 and have successfully completed a hunter safety course to participate.

They are also looking for volunteers/mentors with hunting dogs. For more details, visit or call Corey Wiesel at 282-6346.

Pheasants Forever Chapter 803 meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Farmers Inn, Hillside Road in Trucksville.

Nescopeck State Park will host the following programs in September (For more information or to register, call 403-2006):

Thursday, Sept. 12 - Guided Hike: Broad Mountain Overlook; 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 - Guided Hike: Skyline Trail; 9 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28 - National Public Lands Day Park Cleanup; 9 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29 - Wild Mushrooms of NEPA; 1-3 p.m.

The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club will host a 3D archery shoot on Sunday, Sept. 22. All levels of archers and equipment are welcome to this open event. This is a “through the woods” course, presenting 30 challenging wildlife targets. At the end of the course, archers will have an opportunity to win cash prizes by hitting a hanging egg.

Archers 12 and under can shoot for free, and club members will be charged $6. Non-members fee is $8. Shoot time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Paul at 651-3748.

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