Membership banquetfor Ducks Unlimited
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Ducks Unlimited Mahoning Valley Chapter annual membership banquet will be Sept. 22 at Assumption Social Center, 356 South Belle Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and an auction at 8:30. Ticket prices: $60 individual, $95 couple, $40 greenwing, $300 sponsor and $340 sponsor couple. For reservations, call David Brown at (330) 533-2455 or Dan Donoghue at 726-0626 or Greg D'Angelo at 533-9766 or Walt Ibele at 533-6638.
Ducks Unlimited eventscheduled for October
NILES -- Trumbull County Ducks Unlimited's 15th annual banquet will be Oct. 20 at Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 Main St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7. Tickets are $45 per person or $65 per couple. For more information, call Jim Waldman at (330) 393-4636.
NRA Youth Sportsfest
VIENNA -- The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest Camp on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fish & amp; Game Club of Vienna on state Route 193. Purpose of the event is to teach basic gun and archery safety to youths ages 9-18. Picnic lunch will be provided. Preregistration at least two weeks in advance is required. Guns will be provided. Call (330) 898-4486 or e-mail LarryBeard@aol.com.
Annual fall festival
CANFIELD -- The 49th annual Sportsmen's Fall Festival will be Sept. 8-10 on the Mahoning County Coon Hunters Club grounds, off U.S. Route 224 about 31/2 miles west of Canfield. Gates will be open Sept. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate early arrivals. Activities include water races, country & amp; western music, traders row, games for children and drawings. Gate donation is $4 per day per person. Children under 12 will be admitted free.
GREEN TOWNSHIP -- A hunter education course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9-10 at the Eastern Ohio Conservation Club on West Calla Road between state Routes 45 and 62 in Green Township. Both sessions are mandatory, and Mike Infante will be the instructor. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (330) 793-0960.
ELLSWORTH -- A hunter education course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16-17 at the Mahoning County Coon Hunters Protective Association on U.S. Route 224. Both sessions are mandatory, and David Rickert is the instructor. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (330) 788-1288 between 6-9 p.m. on weekdays.
MASURY -- Brookfield Tri-District Conservation Club on Sharon-Hogue Road will conduct a concealed carry firearms and self defense shooting class Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. The class will be taught by retired deputy sheriff and police Sgt. Bruce Knodel. It will consist of four hours Friday evening from 6 to 10 and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The class will include the NRA basic pistol course and additional training on self-defense shooting skills. The class will be limited to 10 students. Enrollment fee is $100, and all students must be pre-registered. For additional information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to All Outdoors, 1404 Warren Ravenna Road, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444-9751.
RAVENNA -- Portage Summit Field & amp; Stream Club will offer Knodel's concealed carry firearms and self defense shooting class Oct. 20-22. The class will be limited to 10 students. Enrollment fee is $100, and all students must be pre-registered. For additional information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to All Outdoors, 1404 Warren Ravenna Road, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444-9751.
GREEN TOWNSHIP -- The Eastern Ohio Conservation Club on West Calla Road will offer a concealed carry course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9-10 at the club. Both sessions are mandatory, and Herb Campbell will be the instructor. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (330) 824-3187.
Olympic rifle shooting
VIENNA -- A 10-week class for instruction in Olympic rifle shooting will begin Sept. 11. Boys and girls ages 12-17 are invited to the sessions on safe gun handling and position shooting. The classes will be conducted at the Fish & amp; Game Club of Vienna across from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. For more, call NRA coach Russ Evans at (330) 534-5344.