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The North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its annual antler scoring session March 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the old Noxen School. Hunters can bring in antlers from legally harvested deer from any year or state to be scored free of charge. Representatives from QDMA will also be available to answer questions on deer management techniques, habitat management, deer biology or any other questions you may have regarding the whitetail deer. For more information, call 570-477-2238 or email at cddeers72@frontier.com.

The Western Pocono Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Carbon County Environmental Education Center will host a program, Meet the Land Conservancies, on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. This special event will be held at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center on Mauch Chunk Lake near Jim Thorpe. The program will feature a panel presentation and discussion with five of the most prominent land conservancies and land trusts in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, The Pocono Land Trust, The Wildlands Conservancy, The North Branch Land Trust, and The Natural Lands Trust will explain what they do and how they do it. The meeting is open free to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 570-454-4862, 570-233-0099 or the Carbon County Environmental Education Center at 570-645-8597.

J&B’s 13th Annual Hunting and Fishing Flea Market and Show will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway. General admission is $5 and early birds (9-10 a.m.) are $10.

More than 50 tables will feature vendors selling new and antique hunting, fishing and camping items. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, call 570-587-4427 or 570-587-0214, or visit www.jandbhuntfishshow.com.

State Rep. Gerald Mullery will host a public forum with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission on Tuesday, March 25, at the Luzerne County Community College Educational Conference Center from 6-8 p.m. Representatives from the Luzerne County Recreational Facilities Advisory Board will present an update on Moon Lake, Jack Breita of the Fish and Boat Commission will discuss ways that local clubs can become involved in the agency’s volunteer program and PFBC commissioner Norm Gavlick will discuss fishing on the Susquehanna River and other angling and boating issues. PFBC staff will be on hand to answer questions.

The Luzerne Conservation District will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a banquet on March 29 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner, auctions and presentations. Local conservationists will be recognized and proceeds will benefit conservation education and outreach programs. Tickets are $35 and sponsorships are available. Deadline for purchasing tickets is March 24. For more information visit www.luzernecd.org.

Nescopeck State Park will hold the following events in March (for more information or to register call the park office at 570-403-2006):

Thursday, March 6 — Birds of Middle Creek; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation provided to the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, cost $5

Saturday, March 8 — Basic Boating Course; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 8 — Junior Bird Club: Birds of Middle Creek; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18 — Teacher and Educator Workshop: PA Songbirds Curriculum; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 21 — Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge: Part One; 6-8 p.m.

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