Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club begins spring with busy April

MANSFIELD — The Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club, 339 Sportsman’s Club Road, kicks off springtime with a busy month.

Among its activities are the following events, which are open to the public as well as members.

For more information, call the contact person listed or visit the club’s website at

• Saturday — The annual Youth Fish Stocking Day begins at the club and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Children can be assured a few “fishy kisses,” wet boots and hot chocolate after all the fish hit the water. The club thanks the Arnot Sportsman Club for supplying the trout for this annual event.

• Saturday — .22 long rifle, cowboy rifle and pistol cartridge silhouette shoots. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., competitors will shoot steel silhouette targets at ranges of 40-, 60-, 77- and 100 meters. Certificates will be awarded for first through third places and for the match winner. Members and guests are welcome to bring any .22 caliber of their choosing and shoot for fun in the “club gun” category. For more information, call Mark Breon at 570-549-2478.

• Next Sunday — The summer shooting season begins with this five-stand sporting clay shoot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Subsequent shooting will be held at the same time on the second Sunday of the month through October. A single round requires 25 shells … but who can stop at one round? Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

• April 23 — NRA smallbore rifle and hunter rifle silhouette shoot. Another annual series are these shoots, which are held on every fourth Sunday throughout the summer, except for May. Distances are the same — 40-, 60-, 77- and 100-meter ranges — though the targets are smaller than the cowboy and pistol cartridge shoots. Registration opens at 8 a.m., the range is open for practice at 9 and each match begins at 10. For more information, call Mark Breon at 570-549-2478.

• April 23 — BB gun booth. The club will have a BB gun booth at the Mill Cove Earth Day celebration again this year. Youth will have a chance to shoot balloons and earn a chance to win their own “Red Ryder” BB gun.

• April 24 — Young Guns Story-telling meeting. This event is a first at the club this year. We’ll invite young hunters up to 15 years old to attend our regularly scheduled membership meeting at 7 p.m. and tell us their story about their recent hunts. The stage will be theirs for “show and tell” about shooting their limit, their first deer … or maybe a secret about dad’s big miss! Whatever they want to share, we want to hear it.

For a complete list of these and all club events, including details and contacts for more information, visit the club website at or look at the events on Facebook — Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club.

Sportsmen clubs announce public events

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116.)

Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County

6386 Route 87, Loyalsockville

Al Foust, 570-435-0043 or


• Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; $4 for members, $6 non-members. Call Jeff Welliver at 570-435-0444.


• Broken Rock Skeet Club’s two ranges open at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Instruction is available. Call Ed Kelley at 570-322-5582 for details.



• April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23 (60-round shooter appreciation match)

For times, call or email Adam Steppe, 570-745-3719;


• April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26

For times, call or email George Wurster, 570-279-1219;


• April 29-30

For times call or email Al Foust, 570-435-0043;


• May 2 and 23, June 13, July 11, Aug. 1 and 22

For times, call or email Wurster, 570-279-1219;


• May 9 and 30, June 20, July 18, Aug. 8 and 29

For times, call or email Wurster, 570-279-1219;


• May 16, June 6 and 27, July 25, Aug.15. For times, call or email Wurster, 570-279-1219;


• May 21; June 18; July 16; Aug. 20; Sept. 17; Oct. 15

For times, call Dennis Hrinya, 570-320-2480 or 570-560-4697

Hillside Rod & Gun Club

625 Gulick St., Blossburg

Ray Stahl, 570-220-1997

• Through Oct. 29, open trap practice will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoons, except during the second week of the month, when practice will be held on Thursday night. Practice nights offer singles, handicap and doubles. The cost for members is $3; non-members, $4. All events are open to the public.

Keystone Sportsmen’s Association

1090 Hughes Road, Muncy

Call 570-546-5779 between 5-8 p.m. Thursdays or leave a message.

• Open trap shooting, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays year round.

• ATA-REGISTERED TRAP SHOOTS: Saturday and Sunday shoots start at 10 a.m.; Tuesday shoots start at 1 p.m. Shoots will be held April 8-9.

• YOUTH LEAGUE — Contact Don Daughenbaugh at or 570-435-0451.

North Montour

Sportsmen’s Association

74 Sportsmen Road, Danville

Matt Swartz, 570-490-2784; Gary Lewis, 570-764-0723; Jim Harmon, 570-412-4819

• 3-D archery shoots will be held on the first Sunday from April through September. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fees apply for adults and youth ages 12 to 15; those under 12 are free. The 30-target course offers a variety of large and small game targets at both long- and medium to close range.

Southern Clinton County Sportsman’s Club

55 S. Sportsmans Road, Loganton; Shirley and Tom Jeffries, 570-725-3561

• Public trap shooting, 1 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month, weather permitting. Open to the public.

• Club meetings, 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the clubhouse.

• Sporting clay shoots will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on April 23 and May 21.

Towanda Rifle & Pistol Club

P.O. Box 341, Bridge Street, Towanda

Rifle range: Bridge Street, 3 miles west of Route 6

Tony Lombardi, match director, 570-404-3180

• 300-yard Bench and Tactical shoots on the first Saturday from April through September. Signups at 8:30 a.m., start at 9. Fee required. Bench means with front adjustable rest and rear bag. Tactical means prone with a bipod and rear bag. Forty rounds in two stages; unlimited sighters; any rifle and scope; no magnums or brakes.

• 500-yard bench on the last Sunday of the month beginning in April; details same as above.

Troy Rod & Gun Club

Gate 3, Alparon Park, Troy

Barry Estep, 570-297-8957

Find the club on Facebook.

• Summer hours start April 5 and continue on every Wednesday. The club will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. for 5-stand, trap and skeet shooting.