Plenty going on this weekend at Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza

Whether you’re looking to book a duck hunt in Chincoteague, a white-tailed deer hunt in Illinois, game preserve pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania, or meet Innerloc Out-There TV host Corey Brossman, you can find them all at one site Aug. 27-28 during the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa.

Sportsmen, sports women and children can take advantage of the opportunity not only to try introductory skills and hone up on their current ones, but they also have the chance to book hunts and learn more about their passionate pursuit of the Great Outdoors from some of the true experts in the hunting and fishing world.

And, there’s a Saturday Hunting & Fishing Flea Market where you can add to your current gear collection, or start your first outdoors gear collection at bargain prices!


From Brossman, a Reading native, to Orefield native Josh Day’s Whack ‘Em Guide Service for fishing in New York’s stellar Salmon River, the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza not only

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Lehigh Valley DU Pig Roast and Block Shoot Aug. 21 at Grouse Hall

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its second annual Fall Sportsmen’s Pig Roast and Block Shoot 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Grouse Hall Fish & Game Association in Coplay.


WoodDuckBox“This is an important event for us,” said chapter spokesman Todd Dalrymple, Jr. “It helped our Chapter raise over $25,000 for conservation last year, which equals approximately 100 acres of habitat improvement and restoration.”

In addition to the block shoot and pig roast, the casual event will feature

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Grab your camera for the LVHFE Photo Contest


Get your cameras ready and prepare to use The Great Outdoors as your backdrop.

The third annual Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza Photography Contest sponsored by Cabela’s will be judged Aug. 27 and 28 at the 11th annual outdoors show once again being held  at the Kempton Fairgrounds.


“The photo contest theme this year is ‘What A Wonderful World’,” explained Jeannie Carl, the coordinator for the photography contest. “We’re just trying to inspire photographers to get out there and take a long look at their world. The photos can be a sunrise, a sunset, a child playing in a puddle, a dog, whatever. We just want photographers to get a sense of what’s around them and connect with it.”

The contest features three categories: Wildlife; Macro; and Landscape, and people can be in the landscape to make the shot more interesting.

The deadline for entry is

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Pa. statewide trout opener Saturday

The Lehigh Valley’s Best and Most Complete

Fishing Report 


It’s about time Pennsylvania!

No, that’s not a reference to the legalization of medicinal marijuana in the Commonwealth, but to the start of the statewide trout season.

Anglers in the Lehigh Valley and other areas of Southeastern Pennsylvania have been legally fishing for trout in the local waters since April 2. The rest of the state anglers who weren’t willing to travel here – and many were – get to cast their first lines 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16 with the

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NCAA DI Wrestling Week in Review

By Gary R. Blockus

MANHEIM – Bodies were flying and wrestling teams were jostling for position last weekend despite a snowstorm that ran roughshod through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

The biggest noise was heard in Champaign, Ill. on Friday when Penn State red-shirt freshman Jason Nolf Nolf_Jason (H-15-MS) 6922pinned returning national champion and top-ranked 157-pounder Isaiah Martinez for his first college defeat.

In the end, the performances proved that teams and individuals are beginning to peak heading into the 2016 NWCA Division I National Championship Dual Series that will be held

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Undefeated No. 4 Mizzou wrestlers head to No. 5 Oklahoma State

By Gary R. Blockus

MANHEIM – It’s the literal challenge of the irresistible force running smack dab into the immovable object, and in this case, it’s undefeated fourth-ranked Missouri – riding a 37-match dual meet winning streak – heading into hostile territory to take No. 5 Oklahoma State 7 p.m. Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

The meet is not only a crucial showdown in the national rankings, but important as Missouri (9-0) seeks to keep moving forward in its quest to defend its NWCA Division Dual Meet National Championship.

Scenes from Mizzou football’s road trip to Kentucky. Timothy Nwachukwu/Mizzou Athletics

The 2016 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I National Championship Dual Series will take place Sunday, Feb. 21 as 16 teams battle in dual meets on

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