Patoka Sportsman 7-14 & 7-15-18
Patoka lake Bow Hunters will host a "30" Target 3D shoot on Sunday July 15th at Patoka Lake Archery Range near Wickliffe. Participants should use the main entrance to Patoka Lake off State Road 164. Registration on Sunday starts at Daylight till 12:00pm. Shooting fees are $8.00 for Active PLB members, $10.00 for Nonmembers and $5.00 for Youth (age 11-17) while Cubs (10 & younger) and Active Military shoot for free. For more information, call 812 205-0081.
Join Patoka’s 2nd annual car show with a view at the Patoka Lake Beach on Saturday, July 21, 2018.The show will run from 10:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. EDT in the upper beach parking lot overlooking the lake.$20 entry donation is accepted but not required.Motorcycles are welcome too! Day of registration will begin at 9a.m. at the event site.The entrance fee to Patoka Lake will be waived for all participants. Come on out rain or shine! The first 50 registered vehicles will receive a dash plaque.Trophies will be awarded!Enjoy music, food, door prizes and a large silent auction.All proceeds from this event will support the educational birds of prey at the Nature Center.This program is brought to you by the Patoka Lake Volunteers. For questions or to register call Ivy at (812)267-7460.
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. 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.
Bring your kayak and join the naturalists for a night tour on Patoka Lake Saturday, July 28 from 8:30PM to 10PM. The tour will start and end at Painter Creek Boat Ramp on Highway 145.Enjoy the evening light of a full moon as you check out beautiful creek scenery and look for frogs, owls, and other nocturnal wildlife along the way. All participants are required to wear a lifejacket and each boat must have one front facing white flashlight or headlamp. Participants should plan to arrive to the ramp no later than 8:10p.m. to register for this free program. Non-motorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5, but may also be purchased at the Patoka Lake Office from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. daily.
Bring your kayak and join the naturalists as you paddle upstream of Patoka Lake on Sunday, July 29th at 10:30A.M.This 2-hour adventure starts at the secluded King’s Bridge Boat Ramp.You can also meet the naturalists at the Patoka Lake Office to car caravan to the boat ramp.Caravan will leave promptly at 9:15A.M. Enjoy a morning on the waters of Patoka while looking for bald eagles, beaver and other wildlife as participants paddle their way to Grimes Lake Marsh. Bring preferred refreshments, life vests, binoculars and cameras. Non-motorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5, but may also be purchased at the Patoka Lake Office from 8:00a.m. -4:00p.m. daily.
An Indiana Hunter Ed. Course will be held Friday, Aug. 3 & Sat. Aug. 4 at the Chrisney 4-H Center Shooting Sports building.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 courtesy of the Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club.Dress for the weather.For more info contact Perry Frey at [email protected].
Join in the celebration of Smokey Bear’s birthday on Saturday, August 4 at the Patoka Lake Nature Center from 10a.m. – 12p.m. Bring family and friends and enjoy activities and fun for all ages. Bring a camera and take pictures with Smokey Bear. The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a special presentation on fire safety which will include a demonstration with the Jaws of Life device! PetSense of Jasper will be onsite to talk about pet fire safety. A & B Fire Safety of Jasper will have information on fire extinguishers and household safety also. Play games and make a special craft to take home.Celebrate with cupcakes and refreshments. Come and join this free event for Smokey’s birthday bash!
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.
The public is invited to join the Indiana Volkssport Association during their 2018 Volksmarch Series event taking place at Patoka Lake on Saturday, August 11.Walk the trails at the Patoka Lake Nature Center to participate in this unique event.Distances include 3.1 miles or 6.2 miles.Participants can start anytime between 8:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.Finish time is set for 4:00p.m.Pets are welcome and must be on a leash.Refreshments and food will be provided at the event for a small donation.Non-members of the association can register for this sanctioned event onsite or in advance for a chance at winning a medal however those that just want to participate without registering are free to join the members at no cost!Call the Patoka Lake Nature Center for further details at (812)685-2447.
Bring your kayak and join the naturalist on Sunday, August 12th, 9:30a.m. at the South Lick Fork
Boat Ramp at Patoka Lake on Highway 164.Enjoy a morning on the waters of Patoka as we look for beaver,
bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers and other wildlife along the way.Travel under the Highway 164
causeway and watch the swallows fly!Hear stories of the reservoir and its creation.Bring
binoculars, life vests, refreshments and sunscreen for this journey. Non-motorized boat launch
permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5.Arrive no later than 9:15a.m. to register
for this adventure on water.
Youth deer hunt applications are now being accepted online through Aug. 21.Youth must be 17 or younger on the hunt date and accompanied by a mentor, defined as a licensed hunter, 18 years or older.The mentor is not eligible to hunt or carry a firearm for this hunt.
Youth and regular Pheasant hunt applications are being accepted online through Sept. 27.Youth must be 17 or younger on the hunt date and accompanied by a mentor, defined as a licensed hunter, 18 years or older.The mentor is not eligible to hunt or carry a firearm for the youth hunt.Hunt dates and gamer bird areas are chosen by random drawing.