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A voice rises from the wilderness: Keep the towers!

Outdoor events abound

around the region

Although winter's white cloak has returned to the mountain peaks, the rivers are running clear and the stocking trucks have been on the road. Spring is here and the trout are active on the ponds. Get out and enjoy some outdoor events in your area!

The Chesterfield Fish & Game Club Open House

Members of the revitalized Chesterfield Fish & Game Club welcome the public with an Open House event on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The 122 acre club is located at 359 Green Street in Clintonville, NY.

Since October 2009, members have refurbished and expanded facilities which include an improved outdoor archery range, a shot gun trap area, a 300-yard rifle range, and a heated indoor, pistol range.

The Open House will kick off with a Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8:30 am, but latecomers can also enjoy a hamburger or hotdog later in the day.

There will be a "shotgun" start to our Youth Fishing Derby at 9 am; bring a pole if you have one! Additional youth activities will include an Archery Clinic, a BB-Gun Shoot-out, and Trap Shooting.

Adults can try their luck and skill by Shooting the EGG or Putting an Arrow through the Floating Ball. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Club meetings are hosted on the first Thursday of the month. The next meeting will occur at 7 p.m. March 4, 2010. New memberships are available. Currently, the club is planning to develop a youth program in archery and small bore rifle.

For membership information, please contact Bill Mitchell at 834-2051.

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

The 53rd Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby will be hosted in North Creek on May 1-2.

The Johnsburg Fish and Game Club organized the event in North Creek in 1958. It began as a one-day eight-mile down river race with 25 boats representing 44 participants.

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