By Gary R. Blockus
A Sporting Life.net
After these hot August dog days of summer, it’s time to get your dog in gear.
Get your pup ready for hunting season at the 6th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza Top Dog Challenge 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa.
The timed bird-finding event is sponsored by Pheasant Valley Farm of Robesonia, Berks County and the LVHFE, and is open to flushers, pointers and retrievers. Trophies are awarded at the completion of the event, and the top three places will receive Cabela’s gift cards.
In addition, the winning dog will be photographed and included on the LVHFE.com website.
Registration is free, but limited to 20 total dogs. Mark F. Wolfskill, proprietor of Pheasant Valley Farm, and guide/dog trainer Karen Shannon will have a booth set up at the annual LVHFE, which takes place Aug. 27-28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds, and will take registrations beginning Aug. 27.
In addition, Wolfskill and Shannon will present bird dog training seminars 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday following the competition. The seminars will include information on basic field obedience as well as introducing dogs to birds and gunfire. A short field demonstration will follow each seminar.
Pheasant Valley Farm is located at 104 Stricker Road, Robesonia, Pa. 19551. For information on bird dog training or bird hunts, call PVF at 610-693-9836, or visit their website at www.pheasantvalleyfarm.com.
Stay up to date with Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza activities by visiting our website at www.lvhfe.com
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SHOW HOURS AND ADMISSION
The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza takes place 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, August 28.
Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 8-12, free for children under 8, and free for uniformed Scouts and their leaders. Parking is always free!
To honor our service men and women, LVHFE co-directors Bob Danenhower and Rick Weaknecht proudly offer free admission for all veterans, active military personnel, police, firefighters and other first responders, with proper ID, after 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.
For more information on the LVHFE, contact Bob Danenhower at 610-398-7609, Rick Weaknecht, or Nathan Hertzog at 610-683-7405. Organizations with any positive connection to the outdoors are encouraged to inquire about setting up a booth space.
The Kempton Fairgrounds is located at 83 Community Drive, Kempton. Pa. To get there, take Exit 40 off I-78 at Krumsville. Travel five miles on 737 North to the town of Kempton. Go through town to signs for the Fairgrounds.