SPECIAL EVENTS, SEASONS, ETC.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, is offering the Ohio Boating Education Course starting this month. A one-day course version will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Gander Mountain in Niles (330) 644-2265. The 13-week version will be held starting Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Hubbard High School (330) 534-2677. The one-day course cost $5 and the 13-week course is $35. Classes are limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. The courses cover trailing, boat handling, rules of the road, legal requirements, aids to navigation, weather, VHF radios, marlin spike seamanship (lines & amp; knots), piloting and personal water craft operation. Successful completion of the course usually entitles participants to a discount on boat insurance. For more information on boater safety courses (mandatory for those born after Jan. 1, 1982, who wish to operate a vessel of greater than 10 horsepower including personal watercraft) or for an updated list of courses in the state call (614) 265-6480 or check www.dnr.state.oh.us/odnr/watercraft.
HUNTER, TRAPPER EDUCATION
Trumbull County Rod & amp; Gun Club, Phillips-Rice Road, Mecca Township, Jan. 10, 5-9 p.m., Jan. 12, 1-7 p.m. For information call (330) 637-4636.
Western Reserve Fish & amp; Game Club, 1058 W. Third St., Niles, Jan. 24, 6-10 p.m., Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Class limited to 50, pre-registration required. Call (330) 652-8015, (330) 530-6834, (330) 544-4270, (330) 372-3178.
Bowhunter education -- Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowellville Rod & amp; Gun Club, Quarry Road, Lowellville. Limited to 32, pre-registration required. Call B. Meier, (330) 536-6730.
INFORMATION -- Hunter, trapper and bowhunting education, Ohio, call (800) WILDLIFE, in Pennsylvania, call (814) 432-3187.
CLUB & amp; ACTIVITY NEWS
BEAVER CREEK SPORTSMAN CLUB: Turkey shoots Fridays, 6:30 p.m.; club at 4480 Washingtonville Road, Washingtonville.
BROOKFIELD TRI-DISTRICT CONSERVATION CLUB: Turkey and Meat Shoots Tuesdays 7 p.m. Muzzleloading black powder turkey shoots third Sunday monthly at noon. Sharon-Hogue Road, east of SR 7.
BUSTED FLUSH: Winter league shooting starts Jan. 11. $20 per round. For information call (814) 827-4030 or email email@example.com. Club located at 1162 Shreve Road, Titusville, Pa.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY FEDERATION OF CONSERVATION CLUBS: Annual wild game dinner, Feb. 1, Salem Little Quakers Hall, South Lincoln Avenue.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY FISH & amp; GAME CLUB: Trap shoots Wed., Sat., and Sun.; Turkey shoots every Sunday noon. Information call Terry Zaplata at (330) 424-3659.
CONSERVATION LEAGUE INC.: Open indoor archery, Mondays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Tuesday to Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Indoor shooting, Mondays through Fridays, 6-9 p.m. 2535 McCleary-Jacoby Road, Bazetta.
EASTERN OHIO CONSERVATION CLUB: Trap shoots Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Skeet shoots 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. West Calla Road between routes 62 and 45.
EAST PALESTINE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB: Indoor .22 shoots start Jan. 16, run Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., through April 3. (330) 757-8397. Indoor archery shoots (practice) Wednesdays starting Jan. 15, 7 p.m. North Pleasant Drive off state Route 14.
FISH & amp; GAME CLUB OF VIENNA: Winter indoor archery starts mid-January. Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Doubles and singles trap Wednesdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. Indoor pistol range shoots Thursdays 4-10 p.m., open to public. Route 193. (330) 394-1388.
FRIENDS OF THE NRA, MAHONING COUNTY CHAPTER: Banquet, March 20. ITAM, 113 South Meridian Road, Youngstown. For tickets call Atty. Jim Denny (330) 545-4250, Ken Jones, (330) 889-2278 (evenings) or Pat Ross (330) 427-2091 (evenings) Tickets are $30 each, $225 for sponsor packages and $350 for deluxe sponsor package. Door prizes and a silent auction will be available.
GRAND VALLEY HUNTING RANCH: Registered fun shoot & amp; Lewis Class, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, April 13; Chukar Classic, March 1, 2; law enforcement week, March 19-23; AKC Springer Spaniel Dog Trial, April 12, 13. (440) 685-4868. 10198 Penniman Road, Orwell, Ohio.
GREENVILLE SPORTSMAN CLUB: Skeet or trap, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. Open to the public. Registered skeet Sundays 10 a.m., $20 registration. 1039 Vernon Rd. (Rt 538) Greenville, Pa. (724) 588-9994.
HARTHEGIG CONSERVATION CLUB: Trap Sundays at 10 a.m. For info call (724) 475-2295 or (724) 475-4600.
HIDDEN VALLEY SPORTSMANS CLUB: Sporting clays, Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gilkey Road off Mitchell Road between Pa. routes 318 and 18. West Middlesex. (724) 528-2700.
HUBBARD CONSERVATION CLUB: Turkey shoots Thursdays 7 p.m. and Saturdays (long gun, 48") at 2 p.m. Rabbit hunts, Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and 22. $20 for a two-hunter team, check-in at 4 p.m. Steaks, hams, bacon, cash and more available for winners. Meetings second Wednesday monthly, 7 p.m. Club is at 1760 Wick-Campbell Road, Hubbard. Info: (330) 534-8701.
KINSMAN CONSERVATION CLUB: Turkey shoots, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
LAKE MILTON FISH & amp; GAME: Trap shoots Fridays, protector class, 6 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m. shooting. (330) 872-0203 or 654-4599. Bedell Road.
LAWRENCE COUNTY SPORTSMANS ASSOCIATION: Skeet, trap, or wobble trap, Wednesdays 5 p.m.; Sporting clays, Wednesday 5 p.m., Sundays 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and 5-Stand sporting clays, Wednesdays 5 p.m., Sundays 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Trap doubles, 9-noon Saturdays. Harbor Road west of New Castle. (724) 652-1075
LEETONIA SPORTSMENS CLUB: Trap shoots, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. (330) 427-0903 or (330) 332-9421. YETC sponsored sporting clays shoots, fourth Sunday monthly. (330) 533-2573.
LOWELLVILLE ROD AND GUN CLUB: Next meeting Jan. 8. Indoor .22 rifle shoots (any style weapon) Thursdays 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 9. Olympic wobble trap available anytime. Practice trap shoots, Thursdays. Doubles league Wednesdays; cold weather CMP shoots run first Sunday monthly; pistol shoots run every other Tuesday; club is on Quarry Road.
MAHONING COUNTY FEDERATION OF SPORTSMAN CLUBS: Federation banquet Jan. 18, Lowellville Rod & amp; Gun Club, 6 p.m. Tickets, 330-792-2980, 330-726-0735.
NEW MIDDLETOWN FARMERS AND SPORTSMENS CLUB: Friday Trap Shoots, 5:30 p.m., practices, Oakleys & amp; protectors. Turkey Shoots, Every Wednesday, 7 p.m., through April 30. 3341 E. Calla Road.
ORWELL GUN CLUB: Turkey shoots Fridays, 7 p.m. Call (330) 683-4738.
PHEASANT VIEW FARM INC.: Offering Pheasant, quail, chukar, duck and goose hunts, for info (330) 584-6828. 11625 Beloit-Snodes Road, Beloit, Ohio, 44609.
POSSUM HOLLOW SPORTSMENS CLUB: Call (724) 535-4985 for information. Club: Wampum, Pa.
SALEM HUNTING CLUB: Turkey shoots Sundays through March. Black-powder shoots 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday monthly. All-you-can-eat breakfast, $4, first Saturday monthly, 6-11 a.m. Club: state Route 62, mile west of Salem.
TRI-DISTRICT CONSERVATION CLUB: Turkey and meat shoots 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
TRUMBULL COUNTY CONSERVATION LEAGUE, MOSQUITO BOWMEN: Club shoots and the indoor range will be closed until hunting season is over. Indoor shooting Sundays. McCleary Jacoby Rd. between Rt. 305 and Rt. 46.
WATERFOWL USA, TRUMBULL CO. CHAPTER: 13th annual Waterfowl USA Banquet is Feb. 15. Door prizes and
auctions will be available. For tickets or membership, please call Tim (330) 536-8940 or Randy (330) 637-8855.
WESTERN RESERVE FISH AND GAME CLUB: Junior CMP rifle shoots, Mondays 6-9 p.m. Indoor handgun, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, $2 members, $4 nonmembers. Indoor archery, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Club: 1058 W. 3rd St., Niles. (330) 544-3993.
WEST POINT ROD AND GUN CLUB: (330) 382-1028 or (330) 385-7486. Meat shoot, Sundays noon. 3D archery shoots, third Sunday monthly. Food, novelty shoots. 30 McKenzie targets. Registration 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (330) 532-9627.
YELLOW CREEK LONG RIFLES: Shoots second Sunday, noon. Trial walks, black powder, patched roundball and open sights only. In-lines allowed with restrictions. (330) 549-3438, 738-6002, 332-8376. 1153 Opal Road, Salineville.
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