OUTDOORS

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726-1035

– Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap and skeet practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club

– Thursdays, must arrive before 9:30 a.m.: one round only sporting clays practice, Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club

– Mondays, 5 – 8:00 p.m.: open trap practice, Pine Grove Sportsmen’s Club, Egypt Hollow Road, Russell

– Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.: IDPA-style pistol practice, Pine Grove Sportsmen’s Club, Egypt Hollow Road, Russell

– Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.: trap practice, Sheffield Rod & Gun Club

– third Thursday each month, 7:00 p.m.: Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club monthly meeting

2017

– June 30: Nature Photography Contest deadline, Audubon Community Nature Center, youth and adult divisions in categories of landscape, plants, wildlife or Audubon Community Nature Center, eight $100 prizes, details at www.dcncphotocontest.com

– June 30, 9:00 p.m.: Movie Night: Fish, Chapman State Park, meet at Amphitheater, or Pavilion No. 4 in case of rain

– July 1, 6:00 a.m. – noon: MAPS Bird Banding, Audubon Community Nature Center, watch ornithologists capture, band and release birds, donations appreciated, weather permitting

– July 1, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Secret Gardens Tour, Audubon Community Nature Center, buy tickets and get details at www.auduboncnc.org/gardenstour

– July 1, 1 – 3:00 p.m.: Mushroom Walk, Chapman State Park, with NC PA Mushroom Club, Pavilion 4

– July 1, 1:00 p.m.: Fire Tower Historical Tour, Cook Forest State Park, bring binoculars to Fire Tower #9

– July 1, 1:00 p.m.: Mushroom Walk, Chapman State Park, meet at Pavilion No. 4

– July 1, 3:00 p.m.: A Walk Through the Forest Cathedral, Cook Forest State Park, finest stand of old growth white pine in Northeast, meet at Log Cabin Inn Environmental Classroom

– July 1, 9:00 p.m.: Tall & Majestic Trees of Northwest Pennsylvania, Cook Forest State Park, bring blankets and chairs to Park Amphitheater

– July 2, 12:30 p.m.: Tornado Discovery Hike, Cook Forest State Park, meet at Longfellow Trail trail head

– July 4: Pennsylvania Fish for Free Day

– July 4, 10:00 a.m.: Family Fishing, Chapman State Park, Pavilion No. 1

– July 6, 5:30 p.m.: Family Fishing Program, Cook Forest State Park, with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, meet at Children’s Fishing Pond behind Park Office, must pre-register 814-744-8407

– July 8, 8 – 9:00 p.m.: 50 Birds and Animals, Chapman State Park, with WCO Dave Donachy, Amphitheater or Pavilion 4 in case of rain

– July 8, 9:00 a.m.: Cycling Cook Forest: Park Office – Cobb Town, bring bikes and helmets and meet at Park Office

– July 9, 10:00 a.m.: Upper Allegany Muzzleloaders Club Shoot, 1165 Egypt Hollow Road, contact Eric Hewitt at 716-488-1992

– July 14, 9:00 a.m.: Archery Basics, Cook Forest State Park, pre-register at Park Office by July 12 by calling 814-744-8407, no children under 10 years-old

– July 15, 6:00 a.m. – noon: MAPS Bird Banding, Audubon Community Nature Center, watch ornithologists capture, band and release birds, donations appreciated, weather permitting

– July 15, 8:30 a.m.: Clarion River Canoe and Kayak Program, Cook Forest State Park, experienced canoeists and kayakers only, cost $50 per boat payable at start, must pre-register at Park Office by phoning 814-744-8407

– July 15, 1:00 p.m.: Fire Tower Historical Tour, Cook Forest State Park, bring binoculars to Fire Tower #9

– July 20, 9:00 a.m.: Hellbender Hunt, Cook Forest State Park, look for hellbenders and mudpuppies, bring water walking stick and wading shoes, you will get wet, meet at Park Office to car pool

– July 22, noon: Wild Herbal Medicine Walk & Workshop, Cook Forest State Park, Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom, must pre-register by phoning Park Office at 814-744-8407

– July 26, 12:30 p.m.: Snorkeling the Clarion, Cook Forest State Park, no children under 12 years-old, minors must be accompanied by adult, meet at Park Office

– July 28 and 29, 8:00 a.m.: Cathedral: Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest, threat of hemlock wooly adelgid, coast $15, meet at Sawmill Theater

– July 29, 1:00 p.m.: Fire Tower Historical Tour, Cook Forest State Park, bring binoculars to Fire Tower #9

– July 29, 8:30 p.m.: Legions of the Night, Cook Forest State Park, bats, moths and bugs, meet at Shelter No. 1

– July 30, 10:00 a.m.: Garland Ridge Runners Muzzleloader Club, off Mickle Hill Road

– August 13, 10:00 a.m.: Upper Allegany Muzzleloaders Club Shoot, 1165 Egypt Hollow Road, contact Eric Hewitt at 716-488-1992

– August 19, 8:00 a.m. – noon: 2017 Brent McKown Learn-to-Fish Day, Farnsworth Trout Club, free to boys and girls ages 2 – 15 each accompanied by adult, pre-register and donations phone 814-489-3110

– August 26, 27: Clarion River Canoeing Adventure, Cook Forest State Park, interpretive canoeing and camping experience, $90 per person, for info phone the park at 814-744-8407

– August 27, 10:00 a.m.: Garland Ridge Runners Muzzleloader Club, off Mickle Hill Road

– September 10, 10:00 a.m.: Upper Allegany Muzzleloaders Club Shoot, 1165 Egypt Hollow Road, contact Eric Hewitt at 716-488-1992

– September 24, 10:00 a.m.: Garland Ridge Runners Muzzleloader Club, off Mickle Hill Road

– October 15, 10:00 a.m.: Upper Allegany Muzzleloaders Club Shoot, 1165 Egypt Hollow Road, contact Eric Hewitt at 716-488-1992

– October 29, 10:00 a.m.: Garland Ridge Runners Muzzleloader Club, off Mickle Hill Road

– November 12, 10:00 a.m.: Upper Allegany Muzzleloaders Club Shoot, 1165 Egypt Hollow Road, contact Eric Hewitt at 716-488-1992

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