Patoka Sportsman 7-28-18

Patoka Sportsman 7-28 & 7-29-18

An Indiana Hunter Ed. Course will be held Friday, Aug. 3 & Sat. Aug. 4 at the gymnasium at Cornerstone UMC on Hwy 70, just west of 231 in Chrisney.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 pjfrey@psci.net.

Indiana Hunter Education Course will be held Aug. 4 & 5 at Paynetown SRA at Lake Monroe. Anyone born after December 31, 1986 is required to be certified in Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license. Attendance is required from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on BOTH Aug. 4 and 5. Space is limited to 25 people; register by Aug. 3 at http://bit.ly/hunteredaug2018

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.

Applications will be accepted online from mid-July to Aug. 20, 2018 for state park deer reduction hunts.

  • Applicants must possess any valid license to take a deer in Indiana at the time of the application, not including apprentice licenses.
  • Applicants must be Indiana residents (or possess a valid lifetime license to take deer in Indiana), be 18 years of age by the date of the first hunt, and must possess the proper licenses to hunt deer in order to apply. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot change your information.
  • Primary applicants can apply by themselves or with up to two secondary applicants (buddies). There is no preference in the draw based on whether it is an application with buddies or not. You must apply with your buddies’ information on your application in order for them to participate. This includes deer license number and date of birth.
  • The secondary applicants must still meet all age, residency, and licensing requirements of the State Parks deer reduction hunts as described above. 
  • Each applicant may appear on only one application per hunt period.
  • It is critical that thorough and valid contact information be included on the application for both primary and secondary applicants. If successfully drawn, key information regarding the reductions may be sent to you using this contact information.
  • Firearm hunts include any firearm legal to take deer on public land in Indiana. Archery hunts include any archery equipment legal to take deer in Indiana, including crossbows.
  • For successful applicants, deer harvested at a State Park Reduction Hunt are in addition to regular deer-season bag limits. You do not need to purchase additional licenses to harvest deer if participating in the reduction hunt. For questions regarding State Park Deer Reduction Hunts, please contact DNR’s Division of State Parks at 317-232-4200.
  • Available state parks locally in 2018 include Brown County State Park, Harmonie State Park and Lincoln State Park. Early Hunt dates are Nov. 12-13. Late Hunt dates are Nov. 26-27, 2018.

There will be a 3-D Broken Arrow Archery shoot Sunday August 12 at Beaver Lake. Sign-in will be from sunrise till noon. A practice range will be available, and concessions will also be sold. The entry fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members, $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 812-827-3756.