Men’s Night Out
New Middletown Farmers and Sportsman’s Club, 3341 E. Calla Road, is having a Men’s Night Out ox roast July 7.
The gate opens at 3 p.m., and dinner is served at 6. Cost is $22 per man payable at the gate.
Ladies firearm class
The Fish & Game Club of Vienna, 1508 Youngstown Kingsville Road, is having a ladies firearm class from 5:45 to 10 p.m. starting July 17.
The class will run for eight weeks and qualifies participants for a concealed-carry permit.
Cost is $75 with book. For more information, call Shirley Williams at 330-534-2929.
Hunters check more than 22,000 wild turkeys in Ohio
Ohio hunters checked a total of 22,571 wild turkeys during the combined 2018 spring wild-turkey south zone hunting season, northeast zone hunting season and youth wild-turkey hunting season (April 21-May 27), according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In 2017, hunters checked a total of 21,042 wild turkeys.
Hunters checked 20,689 birds during the 2018 wild-turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons, compared with 19,147 birds in 2017.
Youth hunters checked 1,882 birds during the 2018 youth season, compared with 1,895 in 2017.
Hunters can view the 2018 spring turkey season zone map and harvest regulations at wildohio.gov.
Wild turkeys were extirpated in Ohio by 1904 and were reintroduced in the 1950s by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s first modern-day wild-turkey season opened in 1966 in nine counties, and hunters checked 12 birds. The wild-turkey harvest topped 1,000 for the first time in 1984.