Clay Shoot & Open House at Mt Jewett Sportsmen’s Club

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – October 5, 2020 – The Youth Fund of the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club will benefit from the annual Duane Hipchen Memorial Sporting Clays Pump Gun Shoot on Sunday, October 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 2:00 p.m.  No pre-registration is required.  Bring your hunting shotgun and have some fun!  A pump gun is not required, but some stations have three clay targets.   Proceeds from the event support youth events sponsored by the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club.

The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club will also hold their Open House that day.  The rifle range will be open.

Trophies will be awarded in both Adult and Junior shooters’ classes.  Shells in 20 and 12 gauges will be available at the club.

Questions may be addressed to the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club at mjsportsmensclub@outlook.com.

Duane Hipchen was a well-known and respected employee of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and was active in the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club for decades.  Duane served as a Deputy Game Protector from the 1950’s until the 1980’s.  He worked as a laborer and then the foreman on the PGC Food and Cover Corps for over thirty years, maintaining and improving game habitat throughout McKean County.  Duane was a hunter and trapper education instructor for many years.  Duane also operated a small sporting goods shop in Hazel Hurst for years – a place where local kids could walk to, and get bait or other trapping, hunting or fishing gear.  Duane was particularly interested in helping youth with their involvement in the outdoors. 

The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club is a progressive sportsmen’s club that features clay target shooting, a rifle and pistol range, a Women’s Intro to Wingshooting Program, youth pheasant hunts, a Hunter Education program, Boy Scout events, THE Big Buck contest, and sharing of conservation knowledge.