The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Outdoors

October 31, 2012

Bob Garrett's Talking Points: Sportsmen's caravan rolls on

(Continued)

Take a hike

A moderate, 7.5-mile hike on the Hawkeye Trail in Lycoming County will be offered Saturday by the local Sierra Club. You may like to bring along your friends or family members. Please meet by 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Valley Pizza in Benton. You should bring lunch, water and appropriate clothing for the cool weather. The outing leaders are Catherine McLaughlin and Ed Lawrence. You may contact them at cathyed@nationi.net or (570) 925-5285.

Elk season

Pennsylvania’s elk season starts Monday. It will be exciting to hear if anyone from our valley brings home one these majestic beasts.

Outings for next week

On Wednesday, children ages 3-5 are invited to be part of the Young Explorers Program at PPL’s Montour Preserve. The program begins with Jane Yolen’s wonderful book “Owl Moon,” and then an opportunity to take a closer look at owls. Please register by calling the preserve office at (570) 437-3131 or send an e-mail to pplpreserves@pplweb.com. Advance registration is required for this free program.

“Let’s Talk Turkey” is the name of the children’s program scheduled for Nov. 8 at the R.B. Winter State Park. Registration for the 10 a.m. presentation is required by calling (570) 966-1455. Participants will learn about the history and about the successful restoration of wild turkeys.

Trout camp

The early application period for the 2013 edition of the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp is open.

This camp is sponsored by the Trout Unlimited Pennsylvania Council and is held at the Allenberry Resort near Boiling Springs, south of Harrisburg. Applications are due by March 31.

Campers who are selected during the early acceptance period will be notified in mid-April. A total of 32 young people between the ages of 14-17 will be selected for this program. For more information please visit www.riverscamp.com.

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