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Young Kids Casting Championships Set for Saturday

Posted July 24, 2014 By NewsEngine

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Nearly 100 young anglers from across the state will test their fishing rod casting skills Saturday, July 26 at 4 p.m., when the Capital City Bassmasters hosts the 2014 Pa BASS Nation Casting Kids Championships at Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg.

“Kids have qualified for this championship by competing in contests all over the state,” said Bob Herman, President of the Capital City Bassmasters. “These children are the future of our sport and are learning a great skill that will help promote the sport of fishing and will lead to a lifetime of fun and outdoor enjoyment.”

Participants will be competing at three skill levels – flip at 10 feet, pitch at 20 feet and cast at 30 feet – and in three age groups: 7-10 years; 11-13 years; and 14-17 years old. A practice will be held from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. The competition begins at 4 p.m.
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Free Workshop on Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse Hunting

Posted July 23, 2014 By NewsEngine

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — Get set for the fall grouse and woodcock season at a free workshop on Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Hunting on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 603-536-3954.

The session will be led by grouse hunting enthusiasts/hunter education instructors Sean Williamson and Dan Keleher. Also Andrew Weik, the Northeast biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, will give a presentation on ruffed grouse and woodcock and their habitat needs.

The workshop covers the basic skills needed for the pursuit of these challenging birds. Participants also will learn about grouse behavior, hunting safety issues, hunting with or without dogs, gaining permission to hunt/landowner relations, clothing choices, shotgun and ammunition options, creature comforts for an enjoyable hunt and recipes for grouse.
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SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 20 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2014-15 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online.

Sixteen of the sites are operated by the IDNR, while four other sites are operated in a public/private partnership arrangement between the IDNR and concessionaire T. Miller, Inc.

“Now is the time to begin planning for participation in our controlled pheasant hunting program this fall,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller. “Thousands of hunters enjoy the opportunity to experience pheasant hunting through our controlled pheasant program each year. It also provides youth hunters with an ideal opportunity to have a successful hunting experience.”
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