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January 06. 2014 7:57PM

By - tvenesky@civitasmedia.com




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The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club will hold a winter skeet shoot on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. on the club grounds. Contact Phil McCarthy at 570-240-2376. This event is open to the public.


Huntington Mills United Sportsmen will hold their 12th annual coyote hunt on Jan. 24-26. Hunting begins on Friday, Jan. 24, at 12:01 a.m. Weigh-ins will be held at the Huntington Mills United Sportsmen Clubhouse on 251 Waterton Road in Huntington Mills. Weigh-in times are Friday and Saturday, 6-10 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grand prize is $1,000, second place is $500 and there is a $2 optional pool for the smallest coyote. There will also be a gun raffle, a 50/50 drawing and a breakfast buffet on Sunday. Entry fee is $25 and must be postmarked or paid by Jan. 22. Entries can be mailed to United Sportsmen Camp 271, P.O. Box 85, Huntington Mills, Pa., 18622. For more information, call 570-256-3933 or 570-441-3232.


District 9 of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association will hold its 14th annual Northeast Regional Coyote Hunt from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Registration is $25 and due by Jan. 20. A late registration fee of $30 will be charged after Jan. 21-28. A $2,000 grand prize will be awarded for the heaviest coyote, $250 daily prize awarded to the heaviest coyote each day and $100 awarded for all coyotes turned in during the hunt. Coyotes taken in Bradford, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Pike, Luzerne and Sullivan counties may be entered for weigh-in.


Coyotes may be taken by hunting only; those taken by traps or cable restraints will not be allowed.


Pennsylvania Game Commission regulations must be adhered to. Coyotes must be taken by fair chase/stalk methods. In case of a tie, the first coyote weighed in wins.


Weigh-in will be held at the Triton Hose Co., 116 West Tioga Street in Tunkhannock from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. A weigh-in dinner, included in the entry fee, will be held for all entrants on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 570-942-6895 or 570-679-2318, or email pricee0503@hotmail.com and type “coyote hunt information” in the subject line.


The Nanticoke Conservation Club will hold it’s annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Frances Slocum State Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weigh-in is from 12:30-1 p.m. and registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Environmental Education Building. The fee for adults (16 and older) is $10, juniors ages 10 to 15 are $5 and children 9 and younger are free.


Cash prizes will be awarded for the heaviest fish in the following categories: bass, perch, trout, crappie, bluegill and pickerel. The thin ice date is Feb. 15. An ice fishing skills clinic for all ages will also be held. For more information, email nanticokeconservationclub@msn.com.


An ice fishing tournament will be held at Lake Jean today from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., from the west boat launch. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. and weigh-in will be held at 2 p.m. No-ice date is Jan. 12.


A second tournament will be held at Long Pond in Wayne County at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission launch on Jan. 19, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. and weigh-in is at 2 p.m. No-ice date is Jan. 26.


The fee for each event is $10 per angler with an optional $5 pickerel lunker. Winners will be based on the heaviest fish combination of five bluegill and five perch.


For more information email bigbuck326@aol.com or call 570-991-6176.


The Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Anthracite Post on 757 Wyoming Ave. in Kingston. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.sctu.org.


Nescopeck State Park will host the following events in January (for more information or to register, call the park office at 570-403-2006):


Saturday, Jan. 11 — Nescopeck State Park Winter Trails Day Hike, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 16 — Eagle Watch, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.




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