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July 11, 2018 Cranberry Local Sports

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Pheasant youth hunt extended

HARRISBURG — For the second year in a row, 48 junior hunters will have the opportunity to harvest wild pheasant in Pennsylvania.

Hunters between the ages of 12 and 16 are eligible to apply for the second annual Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area youth hunt. Each applicant must obtain a 2018-19 Pa. junior hunting or combination license, as well as a junior pheasant permit, prior to applying.

Applications must be filled out online and submitted by Aug. 3. Applications can be found at

Applications will be selected at random Aug. 17. Those selected for permits will be notified Aug. 24.

Hunter safety courses in county

Four hunter-trapper education courses are upcoming in the area. They include:

Saturday, Peaceful Valley Campground, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

July 21, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, Skills Course, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Aug. 14-15, Butler Township Recreation Building, 5 to 9 p.m. both nights.

Aug. 25, Valley Dam Sportsman Snowmobile Association, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Online registration on the Pa. Game Commission website is recommended for all of these courses. Traditional classroom training is free of charge.

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