Patoka Sportsman 8-11 & 8-12-18
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.
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.
The DNR’s Natural Resources Building is the place to be during the Indiana State Fair now through Aug.19. Located in the northwest area of the fairgrounds, DNR’s building not only is one of the few with air conditioning but also houses the best information, wild animals, and fun. Stop by the Fishin' Pond (open daily). Children ages 5-17 can fish for free every day of the fair. See a snake or two, check out large aquariums filled with Indiana fish, and view live raptors at the amphitheater. While you are cooling off inside the DNR building, pick up the latest recreation guide, fishing guide, hunting & trapping guide, boating guide, off-road vehicle guide and much more.
Fun in the sun at Patoka leaves a lot more behind than just summer memories. It results in trash and debris buildup along the lakeshore. Patoka Lake needs your help to restore the lake to its pristine condition for wildlife safety and people to enjoy. Please help remove trash and debris from the shores of Patoka Lake on Saturday, August 25th from 8am – 1p.m. Sign-in begins at 8a.m. at US Army Corps of Engineers Office, next to the Dam/Spillway, with trash pickup to follow. All participating volunteers will be rewarded with a FREE lunch at the Army Corps Office starting at 11 a.m.Door prize will also be awarded. Last year volunteers went home with tickets to Shotz laser tag and putt putt golf, Patoka Lake Marina lake cruises, life jackets, t-shirts, Frisbees, rain collection barrels and prize packets! Volunteers should wear sturdy walking shoes.All supplies will be provided, just bring your family, friends, students and club members!
Patoka lake Bow Hunters will host a "30" Target 3D shoot on Sunday August 18th & 19th 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.