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August 14, 2013

Here is your weekly guide to area outdoors news and events

HARRISBURG — There’s still time to enter in the drawing for licenses in Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt, as hunters have until Aug. 25 to submit an application through the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).

Applications can be submitted anywhere hunting licenses are sold or online at the Game Commission’s website, pgc.state.pa.us. Perhaps the easiest way to submit an online application is by clicking on the “Enter Elk Drawing” icon on the website’s homepage.

Applicants must pay a $10.70 non-refundable application fee to be included in the drawing.

This year’s drawing provides a greater opportunity for hunters to obtain an elk license. The number of licenses to be allocated has been increased to 86, up from the 65 licenses issued in the 2012-13 season.

The drawing is Sept. 13 in the auditorium at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. Names will be drawn first for the 26 antlered licenses available, followed by the drawings for the 60 available antlerless licenses.

NEW CASTLE — The Allegheny Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society hosts a fun shoot and pig roast barbecue on Saturday at the Castlewood Rod and Gun Club, 2964 Shaffer Road, New Castle. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and the shoot starts at 9.

Registration for the 100 target clay shoot is $65 in advance or $75 the day of the event. Either fee includes the barbecue and an opportunity to win a firearm, as each shooter will receive one free ticket for every 10 clay birds he or she breaks.

n More information or for registration: Call Rossi at (724) 693-9032 or by email at lisar@ruffedgrousesociety.org; or visit ruffedgrousesociety.org.

The next Crawford County Outdoors television show on Armstrong Channel 23 starts Sunday and runs for two weeks featuring Lon Wilson filling in for Duane Koller by visiting the Pymatuning Lake Association’s Kids Free Fishing Derby.

During the weeks of Sept. 1 to 14, Jim Karlovec of Flushing Star Kennels is back demonstrating part two of his hunting dog training.

During the weeks of Sept. 15 to 28 Koller tries his hand at skeet shooting at Black Ash Sportsman Club.

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