Local hunters have an opportunity to assist in reducing the goose population at Mosquito Lake State Park during early open goose season this year. A total of nine blinds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by signing up on the sheet posted on the park office door, beginning Sept. 4.
Increased populations of geese in the park have negatively impacted the beach and marina areas, as well as increased complaints by park visitors. Interested applicants should call the park office at 330-637-2856 for details.
For general information about hunting seasons and regulations, call 800-WILDLIFE or visit wildohio.com.
Lord of the Range
The Salem Hunting Club, 549 N. Indiana Ave., will have its Lord of the Range marksmanship competition at 9 a.m. Sept. 8.
The club will supply guns, ammunition and lunch. Participants must bring eye and ear protection.
Prizes include custom designed trophies and cash for first and second place. Third place wins a trophy.
The event is open to the public. Cost is $35. Preregistration is required, and the event is limited to the first 50 who sign up.
Go to www.salemhuntingclub.com to download a registration form. For more information, call 330-831-9847.
Fall turkey shoots
The Lowellville Rod and Gun Club, 6225 Quarry Road, will have fall turkey shoots from Sept. 11 to Nov. 20.
Sign-ups are at 6 p.m., and shoots are at 7. Shells are provided at $2 per shell. There will be a novelty .410 shoot (guns will be available to use).
For more information, call John at 330-757-9020.
The New Middletown Farmers & Sportsman’s Club, 3341 E. Calla Road, will have a one-day CCW class at 8 a.m. Sept. 29.
Cost is $90 and includes books, targets, coffee, muffin, hot dog, water and coffee. A $20 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a spot in the class.
Reservations and deposits can be made at Blue Line Ltd., 12712 South Ave. #2, North Lima, or call 330-360-8310.