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September 18, 2013

Bob Garrett's Talking Points column: Time running short for hunter safety class

"Still 'da guns and stow 'em, signal ye men, set 'de sails, make good to clear port."

It's international "Talk like a Pirate" day. So celebrate, put on your eye patch and meet the day.

What does Talk-like-a-Pirate day have to do with the outdoors? Argh! I've no idea, matey. Just thought you'd want to know what all the commotion is about.

Hunter safety reminder

Hunting season starts in a little over a week and one of the last new hunter safety courses before then will be held on the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's grounds next Saturday, Sept. 28.

This will be a "brown bag" event. You must pre-register for the class by visiting the Game Commission's web site or by calling 570-966-0173. The club is located just a few miles north of Mifflinburg.

Weekend happenings

Novice archers and those of you that just want to hone your "nimrod" skills are invited to attend the Successful Bowhunting class that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Association. Registration for this class is required.

You can complete registration by logging onto the Game Commission web site at: www.pgc.state.pa.us or by calling 570-966-2594. Saturday evening, you and your family are invited to enjoy a fish fry at the club.

The Northern Montour Sportsmen will host two pistol shoots on Saturday.There are separate morning and afternoon shoots.

Also Saturday, there will be a United Kennel Club coonhound hunt competition at Northern Montour.

On Sunday, the Team Taylor trap shoot runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen.

Doe license update

So far, all Wildlife Management Units (WMU) except for 1A, 2A, 2B and 5C, 5D have sold out of their antlerless (doe) license allocations.

These units are in the far western and southwestern parts of our state and in the southeast corner of the state including Philadelphia and its surrounding counties plus the Lehigh Valley.

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