Pearce Outdoors is a group of individuals who enjoy the great outdoors and all that God has provided: hunting, fishing, biking, boating, etc.
Through our Outdoor Academy and NYSDEC Hunter Ed, Archery and Trapping Classes, and other events, we seek to introduce others to the Creator and his creation.
Anyone is invited to be a part of this group, as we seek ways to expand opportunities for enjoying the many blessings of the great outdoors.
For more information, contact Bob DeRoo at 594-5285.
The Pearce Outdoors ministry offers monthly seminars on numerous interests, including but not limited to: trapping; primitive black powder; reloading; fishing; issues of faith, family, and freedom; fly fishing; camping; canoeing; and many more. Our monthly seminars are held on Tuesdays at 7pm, in Room 134 (education wing). Topics are as follows:
December 13: Andrea Patterson–Education Director of the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory will be joining us to help those interested in getting starting in Birding
January 10: Bob Samuelson–Have you ever seen tracks in the snow or mud and wondered what animal made those? Bob Samuelson, of the NYS Trapping Association, will be with us to teach us track identification
February 14: Gary Zimmerman–Wild Life Rescue Expert, will be joining us with various birds of prey and rescued Wild Life. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see these creatures up close and to hear more about what we can do to be stewards of God’s creation. This week only, we'll meet in Room 251.
March 11, Pearce Outdoors Breakfast: You are invited to a morning of food and education on Saturday, March 11, in the Family Life Center. Pearce Outdoors will be hosting a breakfast with two special guests. Join Colton Orbaker from 8-9am for a seminar entitled “Fly Fishing and Fine Tuning Your Casting.” Breakfast will be served from 9-9:30am. A second seminar will be presented from 9:30-10:30am by Matt Bailey of Bailey Knives. Matt’s seminar is titled “Choosing a Knife for Home & Field: Knife Creation, Care, and Use.” The entire morning is free, however there is a suggested donation of $10 per person to cover the cost of breakfast. Contact Pastor Mike Kuhlkin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
April 11: "Caring for Your Lawn and Garden, Trees and Shrubs" is the last seminar until the fall. Jack Bryant, from Preferred Seed of Buffalo, NY, and Rob Harris, from Higbies Farm Supply in North Chili, will give early season through fall/winter tips on best practices to maintain and care for your estate to make it stand out in your neighborhood. Bring yourself, a friend, and your questions--everyone is welcome!
Pearce Outdoors is a proud sponsor of the New York State Sportsmen Education Program. Offering two Archery Courses, two Hunter Education Courses, and a Trapping Course, our instructors provide numerous opportunities for those interested in becoming certified in NY. For more information on pre-requisites and class dates, check out www.register-ed.com/programs/new_york?
In addition to Education Courses and our Outdoor Academy, Pearce Outdoors hosts other events throughout the year. An annual favorite is our Skeet & Meat. It is a fantastic evening at the end of the summer to enjoy a great dinner and the chance to shoot some clays. If you enjoy the smell of gunpowder, if the idea of shooting hundreds of clays excites you, or if your stomach screams for a bison burger or white hot, the Skeet & Meat is for you! This year’s Skeet & Meat will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Add this to your calendar now, and check back in the summer for more information.
Contact Bob DeRoo at 594-5285 with questions.