Patoka Sportsman 6-23-18

Patoka Sportsman 6-23 & 6-24-18

Enjoy a fireworks display at Patoka Lake Beach on Saturday, June 30. Fireworks will start at dark.Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments, and bug spray.Already camping at Patoka this weekend?Then there is no need to drive down to the beach.Just go to section C of the Modern Campground for your own viewing area of the fireworks display.Arrive early to get the best seats!Tune your radios to WITZ-FM 104.7 radio for themed music during the event. They are also streaming at or from an iPhone or Android smart phone app. Come out and enjoy this spectacular show over the waters of Patoka! The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164.For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447.

Registration is open for the Full Moon 5K taking place at Patoka Lake beach on Friday, July 27 at 9:30p.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. Race for a cause! 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 to register today! For more information or call (812)685-2447.

An Indiana Hunter Ed. Course will be held Friday, Aug. 3 & Sat. Aug. 4 at the Chrisney 4-H Center.Attendance at both sessions is required to pass the course.You must bring a highlighter, drink of choice (water will be on hand) bring a snack.Lunch will be provided on Saturday about noon.Dress for the weather.

The Westside Sportsman Club of Evansville is hosting an Indiana Hunter Ed. Course on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday Aug. 12 from 8 AM – 2 PM each day.Lunch and snacks will be provided.To register for any Indiana Hunter Ed. Course go to pass it on Indiana dot com and sign up.

Property owners can now legally use paint to mark their properties as “no trespassing.”Known as the Purple Paint law, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the legislation June 11 and it will go into effect July 1.Rep. Stephen Bartels from Eckerty authored the bill, which passed the Indiana House and Senate this last legislative session.Landowners can paint vertical purple paint lines on trees and posts to indicate no trespass zones.Properties with the purple lines will be under the no trespass law.Anyone caught crossing into the no trespass area could be subject to prosecution under the law.If the property is marked, the liability on the property owner is minimized if someone illegally enters the property and gets hurt.With the new law, property owners do not have to worry about making sure no trespass signs are still up and visible.Landowners have said they have probles with people stealing or taking down signs and with bad weather destroying signs.Indiana is the 15th sate to allow purple paint to mark property lines.Bartels represents House District 74, which covers Cass, Ferdinand, Jackson, Jefferson and Patoka townships in Dubois County, portions of Spencer and Orange counties and all of Perry and Crawford counties.