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Cabela's Hamburg offers free fall hunting/fishing seminars and trick bow-shooter

Hunting dogs will compete in three categories such as this Big Air where distance is measured
Hunting dogs will compete in three categories such as this Big Air where distance is measured
Photo courtesy Keystone Dock Dogs

As a primer to the upcoming fall hunting seasons, Cabela’s Hamburg is hosting their Fall Great Outdoor Days and Waterfall Classic during the week of Aug. 14-20.

According to Harold Luther, Cabela’s retail manager, the store will offer a series of seminars on Aug. 16 and 17 with the first seminar on Bird Dog Training 101 to being at 10 a.m. both days followed by Waterfowl University with Zink Calls and Avian-x Decoys at 12, Basic to Advances Duck Calling and Hunting Tactics at 1 p.m., and Canada Goose Hunting with Sean Mann Outdoors who will discus effective set-up.

Also on Aug. 16, Coleman ATVs and Accessories, will take the stage at 11 a.m. to chronicle their hunting products followed by Muzzleloader Hunting Basics to Advanced Tactics at 12 p.m., followed by Fall Fly Fishing at 1 p.m., and crossbows 101 at 2 p.m.

Then on Aug. 17, Coleman will repeat their presentation at 11 a.m. after which Hunting Footwear will be discussed at 12 p.m., and smallmouth fishing in changing seasons with an emphasis on fall angling techniques at 1 p.m.

Returning again this year are the Keystone Dock Dogs contests on Aug. 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The dogs will leap from a platform into a water pool after which their distances gets measured. The dogs are judged in several events including Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve. For hunting dog owners who would like to enter, go to Over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

Also, visitors during this weeklong event can enter a chance to win a Canadian deer hunt for two along with $2,000 in Cabela’s gift cards.

The following weekend (Aug. 23, 24), trick archery shooter Frank Addington Jr. will demonstrate how he shoots baby aspirins out of the air. He is also the archer who holds his bow behind his back for this amazing feat.
Addington is a protégé of the late Rev. Stacy Groscup, who for many years amazed fans with these and other recurve bow shooting challenges. Groscup eventually included Addington in some of his shows after proving his expertise.

Addington’s show features multiple arrows, multiple targets and a variety of different size targets. He’ll do two shows Aug. 23 and 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This is the same weekend as the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza at the Kempton Fairgrounds, which is a short drive east of Cabela’s. So after taking in the sights at Cabela’s, you may want to drift by and catch all the attractions at this, the only outdoor show that offers a variety of live-fire shooting on a modified sporting clays course.

For more information on Cabela’s events check, and for the LVHFE show, check or access their Facebook page.

As there are several contests for adults and juniors plus a photo contest, check the shows’ site for contest rules and deadlines to enter.


If you own a Glock pistol and would like to try your hand at competing against other Glock owners, be it first-timers or experienced shooters, Glock Shooting Sports Foundation is returning to Topton F&G Association ranges on Aug. 16 and 17.

There are three courses of fire consisting of a minimum of 100 rounds (125 in case of miss fires) of which five paper targets are shot three times, four paper and three steel targets shot three times, and six steel plates plus Bianchi type plate racks that are shot with either four magazines.

Registration gets underway each day at 8 a.m. For driving directions to the range, check www.toptonf&

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