Patoka Sportsman 3-30-19

Patoka Sportsman 3-30 & 3-31-19

Annual fishing and hunting licenses are now available for purchase. 2018 annual fishing and hunting licenses expire on March 31. If you purchased your license online last year, just log into your account, confirm your information, and purchase your new licenses.

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.

Have you ever wished you knew how to kayak or wanted to try it out before buying your own? Join the Patoka Lake Interpretive Naturalists at the small craft launch for a beginners kayaking lesson on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00p.m. Eastern Time. During this lesson, participants will get to try several different styles of kayaks and paddles.  Participants will learn what gear is needed and the best places to paddle on Patoka! All equipment including life jackets will be provided.  This event is open to anyone ages 12 and up. Cost is $5 per person and space is limited to the first 50 people registered. Register by calling the Patoka Lake Nature Center at (812)685-2447.

There will be a 3-D Broken Arrow Archery shoot Sunday April 14th 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.

 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 hunters must have a valid license to take a wild turkey.  The Indiana youth hunt license is $7 for youth 17 and younger.  Hunters 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.

The Rotary Club of Jasper will sponsor a Clay Shoot on April 26 at Cool Springs. You’re invited to take part in a fun day of shooting while raising money to keep our kids safe.  Shoot from 12 stations with 100 sport clay targets.  Ammunition if provided.  Bring your own 12 or 20 gauge semi-automatic or over-under shotgun.  Single shot or pumps are not recommended.  Teams of 4 are recommended but not required.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM with shooting to start at 9 AM EST.  Lunch is provided.  Purchase your tickets to participate on Eventbrite  https://rotaryclubofjasperclayshoot.eventbrite.com.  Ticket cost is $100 for individuals or $400 per team.  The Rotary Club in Jasper is partnered with the Dept. of Natural Resources Law District 7 to promote youth ATV safety.  With your generous support the Rotary Club of Jasper will be able to help kids receive proper safety education and purchase approved safety equipment such as helmets, goggles, gloves, chest protectors and riding boots.  For more information contact any Jasper Rotary Club member.

Join in a women’s only event to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed environment on Friday, April 26 through Sunday April 28. This event will start at the Patoka Lake Nature Center and include overnight camping for the duration of the weekend. Women ages 16 and older can participate in activities including in depth archery lessons, kayaking, Dutch oven cooking, survival, wild edibles and medicine, wilderness 1 st aid, basic fishing, firearms safety, trap shooting, rifle, boat operations, self-defense, wildlife tracking, beginner birding and more. Meals will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Camping will take place in the modern electric campgrounds. Pre-registration is required by April 10th . There is a registration fee of $65/participant. For more information or to register, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at (812)685-2447. This event is being sponsored by the Dubois County Shooting Sports Instructor Council.

Registration is open for the Full Moon 5K taking place at Patoka Lake beach on Friday, August 16 at 9:00p.m. Race 3.1miles through the woods on roadways, a well-maintained gravel and grass lane and paved bike trail lit by moonlight and luminaries.  All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and bald eagle. Early registration is $25 which includes a race t-shirt. Go to http://fullmoon5K.itsyourrace.com to register today! For more information or call (812)685-2447. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact the Race Director, Dana Reckelhoff at (812)685-2447 or by email at dreckelhoff@dnr.in.gov .