NRA banquet March 21
The Mahoning Valley Friends of the NRA will hold its 2002 banquet on March 21 at the ITAM, South Meridian Road, Youngstown.
A previous notice had the incorrect date. For information, contact James Denny, (330) 545-4250, Pat Ross, (330) 427-2091 or Ken Jones, (330) 889-2278.
Conference Oct. 22-26
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is hosting Confluence 2001: A Boating Odyssey, at Deer Creek State Park near Mt. Sterling Oct. 22-26.
Attendees will examine critical law enforcement issues, preview new programs addressing special needs of boaters, and receive updates about current boating issues.
As part of Confluence 2001, a strategic issues public meeting will be held Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss issues of concern to boaters.
For more information on the conference, call 1-877-4BOATER.
Input sought for plan
COLUMBUS -- Ohio boaters will have the opportunity to voice their opinion this fall and winter on statewide boating priorities during a series of public meetings to be held across the state by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.
The first of a series of public meetings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Division of Watercraft's Alum Creek Lake field office,3305 South Old State Road in Delaware County.
Additional meeting dates and locations include: Nov. 13 at the watercraft division's Buck Creek Lake field office in Springfield; Nov. 15, Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence; Nov. 29, Sandusky Sailing Club at Battery Park Marina,Sandusky; Dec.4 in Cambridge with a location to be announced; Dec. 20, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 4209 state Route 44, Rootstown.
Written comments may be sent through Jan. 31, 2002 to Strategic Plan Input, 4435 Fountain Square Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224.
For information contact Rob Lucas, at (614) 265-6435.
Safety stressed;hunt, fish options
UWaterfowl hunters and anglers are encouraged to boat safely this fall as they enjoy outdoor recreation on the state's waterways.
UFall perch fishing remains excellent on Lake Erie. Good fishing opportunities are still enjoyed during October on some of the state's other inland lakes and rivers.
UMore than 35,000 hunters are expected to participate in this year's duck and goose hunting seasons that begin Oct. 20 in northern Ohio above U.S. Route 30 and on Oct. 27 elsewhere in the state.
Elk guide permits date
The application deadline for elk guide permits in Pennsylvania is Oct. 31.
Those interested in being guides during the upcoming elk hunt should contact the state game commission at (717) 787-5740. The permits are $10 for residents and $25 for non-residents. There is also a mandatory hunter orientation program set Nov. 11.
The permits are only necessary for those looking to act as elk hunt guides, not for those who assist successful hunters remove an elk from the field.