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CHARLIE BURCHFIELD rw The state Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson counties A day of 'kid'ing around The Youth Field Day program has really taken hold. The first field day event was held in 1991. The program was so accepted that Youth Field Day Events are now held across the state. And with good Adults are now passing along their knowledge and expertise to a generation of youngsters, some of whom might not experience the field sports if it were not for events such as this. The kids, young and old, who attend have a great time. Sunfisn., crappies, and tne meaning or lire. It's amazing what you talk about when only fish can overhear you. fishing with your kids is sharing values and building lifeiortg friendships, a time to think thi ngs out, shape a positive selfi mage and develop th e tools for making the tough choices, like those about atcoholanddrugs. To leammore, write the Future Fisherman Foundation, DeptF; 1033 North Fairfax, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314. Take your kids fishing. It's a day that wilS live i n their me mories for a lifeti me. FISHING VESTS URKEY WE HAVE EVERYTHING TO HELP YOU BAG THAT PRIZE BIRD! REMINGTON WINCHESTER Starting at BUCKLICK CREEK 10-X Starting at ...... $53.95 Your Full Time • Full Line Outfitter 12 Hours Per Day, 6 Days Per Week! $6.99 TURKEY GUNS Starting at $214 MOSSBERG - REMINGTON - WINCHESTER - BROWNING - and AMERICAN ARMS TURKEY CALLS FEATHER FLEX TURKEY LOADS by TURKEY VESTS by QUWEBBOY $3»toSlSi9 TURKEY DECOYS *?TIV SPARTAN REALTREE Single Jake 419.95 Sirtgfe Ben .$14.95 J9 to 12139 Full Strut Tommy .. .$49.99 SHAKESPEARE SILSTAR MMmN 1 YOUTH CAMO CLOTHING by SPARTAN REALTREE • HAAS MOSSY OAK Jackets - Shins - Pants FOR THE LADIES SUMMER CLOTHING BY WOOLRICH Tops - Jumpers - Slacks - Vests Prices slart af $29.95 FOR THE .'.ADIES WHO LIKE TO FISH NEOPRENE WADERS BY LACROSSE Teal $113.95 Hack Timber outti Located two miles south of Jermeistown on Rt. 985 Open every day except Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm PHONE: 814-629-9307 If you've never attended a Youth Field Day event, it is well worth the time. Tb see youngsters having a great time learning about the outdoors is gratifying. And wiih all the social changes for some kids this might be their first exposure to the outdoors, firearms, wildlife and the fun that can be enjoyed in the real world. One word of warning. If you do attend and see the smiles on the kids' faces, it can become contagious, and you might want to become involved. This year's schedule of Youth Field Days for the region includes: Clearfield County: to be held at Camp Mountain Run, located near Penfield. The event is scheduled for June 17. For a registration packet call Scott at (814)371-3530. ' Cameron County: Wildlife Conservation Officer Joe Carlos reports that the organizers will conduct their event every other year. TMsyearnp event will be held. But the event will be held in 1998. Elk County will hold its Youth Field Day on Sept 20 at the St Marys Sportsmen's Club in Flower Valley. The contact for registration is Bob Dipold who can be reached at (814) 7765373. In the counties which fall in the northwest region, all registration will be taken care of by calling foe state Game Commission's Northwest Regional Office at 1-800-533-6764. Jefferson County: The event will be held at Renlow Park near Reynoldsville on June 14. Registration will be accepted starting April 28. Clarion County. Camp CoSman will again host the event on July 19. Registration begins on June 9 by calling the northwest regional office. Forest County: Buzzard Swamp will again be the setting for this event held on Aug. 23. Registrations will be taken in July 14. Keep in mind that the events are free to the youngsters who attend. As an extension of the Hunter TVapper Education Program, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (founded by the NRA) has been an ongoing program for young hunters to take their knowledge and skills of field sports one step farther. In the past only one event was held statewide. This year there will be three events. The first will be the Northern Regional Challenge held on June?. The Southern Regional Challenge will take place on June 14. The top scoring teams from the North and South will be invited to attend the State Challenge held June 28, bringing ths best of the best to compete against each other. For information regarding the events, contact the regional office of the Game Commission near where you live. Keep in mind this new structure for the event is because of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Deer Association and the Game Commission. Manpower and financial assistance is needed for the program to be successful and grow. For information contact the Deer Association at (717) 776-7248 or any regional office of the Game Commission.