Patoka Sportsman 2-23-19

Patoka Sportsman 2-23 & 2-24-19

Indiana Conservation Office Tony Mann was nominated for the NWTF National Wildlife Officer of the year at the NWTF Expo  held this past weekend at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Although he wasn’t chosen he still represented Indiana very well.

The white River Longbeards Hunting Heritage banquet is Sat. Feb. 23 at the Ruritan community Building in Montgomery.  Doors open at 4:30 and dinner is at 6:30.  Indiana gaming license 0039.  Single tickets are $50.  A couple is $75.  Jakes get in for only $20.  For more information contact Michael Chestnut at 812-698-0077 or email nwtfwhiteriver@gmail.com.

Patoka Valley Friends of the NRA will hold their 2019 banquet Sat. Feb. 23 at Venue 1408 in Huntingburg.  Doors open at 5.  Dinner is at 7.  There will be door prizes, silent auction, special drawings and a live auction.  Tickets are in exchange for a donation of $35 or are included with the Big Shooters Bonus Pack for a $100 donation.  This includes one dinner ticket and $100 bonus draw.  Tickets are available at Dave’s Guns in Holland, Great Outdoors and Jeff’s Bait & Guns in Jasper. All net proceeds benefit youth education, range development, conservation efforts plus many other qualified educational programs.

Indiana NASP will award a minimum of 50 – $500.00 Scholarships to NASP high school seniors competing in the 2019 Indiana State Bullseye Tournament on March 9, 2019. These scholarships are available to seniors pursuing post-secondary education or entering the military in 2019. Applicants must compete in the bullseye tournament to be eligible.

Scholarship recipients will be determined by a random drawing from all qualified respondents. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be required to submit a copy of your college or military acceptance letter as instructed in your award certificate given to you the day of the tournament.

Applications will be accepted through the link below ONLY and must be received by March 1, 2019.

There will be a 3-D Broken Arrow Archery shoot Sunday March 10 at Beaver Lake CR 325 E Jasper IN. Sign-in will be from sunrise till noon. A practice range will be available, and concessions will also be sold. There are new lower prices for entry fees. The entry fee is $10 for all adults, $8 for children age 11-17, and free for the cub class (10 and younger) and active military members. From Jasper, take State Road 164 east to County Road 325 East, turn left and follow the road to the clubhouse on the right. For more information , call cliff fleck at (812)630-0454 or karla brames at 8128273756.

An Indiana Hunter Ed. Class will be held March 21, 22 & 23 at Faith Baptist Church in Loogootee. All instructions will be by Indiana Conservation Officers and certified Indiana Volunteer Hunter Ed. Instructors. There is no charge for attending the class.  Register online at www.passitonindiana.com. Sponsored by Faith Baptist church and West Boggs Park.

The annual Patoka Hills Indiana Quail Upland Game Alliance Banquet will be held Sat. March 16 at Venue 1408 in Huntingburg.  Doors open at 5:30.  For tickets or more information contact Randy Stemle at 812-639-8493 or Rick Giesler at 812-631-0317.

The St. Anthony Conservation Club is holding their 8th Annual 3D Archery Expo on Saturday, March 23.  Registration is from 8-1 and raffle and activities will be from 8 AM to 4 PM.  There will be a new Sasquatch and other new targets for this 30-target shoot.  Shooters will also be entered for a chance to win a food plot package.  Entry fee is $10.  10 and under are free.  You’ll be shooting for over $3,000 in prizes.  Bow raffle tickets are for sale on site or from any member.  An Official scorer will also be onsite. Breakfast sandwiches, burgers and drinks available all day.  Check out the on-site vendors, DNR, and new truck & ATV displays.  Meet the pro staff members from Bowhunt or Die web show.  For more information call 812-630-1670.

An Indiana hunter Education Course will be held April 5 & 6 at Cornerstone UMC in Chrisney.  The class and materials are free.  Students must attend both days.  Bring highlighters, pens and pencils and any snacks or drinks you would like.  Bottled water and lunch will be provided on Saturday by the Dubois county Sportsmen’s Club.  To register go to passitonindiana.com.  Select Traditional class and enter your zip code.  Click on Cornerstone Church class and sign up.  For more information contact Perry Frey at pjfrey@psci.net.

The Huntingburg Conservation club will have a Hunter Ed Class April 5 & 6 at the Club.  It’s hosted by the Dubois County Shooting Sports Instructors Council.  Sign up at pass it on Indiana dot com.

 The Graveyard Hunt Club will be holding a Youth Turkey Hunt April 20-21.  Any interested youth can contact Quintin Myers at 812-486-5685.  Youth will receive a Graveyard Gift pack.  There will also be a gun give away, prizes for heaviest bird and longest beard.  The awards banquet dinner will be held Monday, April 22 at 6 PM. Youth will be guided by Graveyard hunt club pro staff members.  Youth huners must have a valid license to take a wild turkey.  The Indiana youth hunt license is $7 for youth 17 and younger.  Huners may use legal shotgun, bow and arrow or crossbow.  Again for more information contact Quintin Myers at 812-486-5685 or Julie Chapman at 812-610-0097.