Free events in Hubbard
The Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick-Campbell Road, is offering these free fall events:
Today: Sight-In Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your unloaded firearms. Call Fred at 330-501-7650.
Next Saturday: Trapper Education, 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Call Fred at 330-501-7650.
Sept. 30: Youth and Beginner Indoor Archery, 9 a.m. to noon. Call Brian at 330-423-7145.
Oct. 13: Muzzle Loader Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Tom at 330-423-9380.
Oct. 21: Youth and Beginner Indoor Archery, 9 a.m. to noon. Call Brian at 330-423-7145.
Nov. 2 and 3: Hunter Education, 6 to 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must attend both days for certificate.
NRA Youth Sportsfest
The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna, 1508 Youngstown Kingsville Road.
The event will teach basic gun and archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youths age 9 to 18.
Participants will have the opportunity to safely shoot a .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading rifle and archery equipment with adult supervision. No guns owned by participants are to be brought to the event.
Youths and their parents will receive a gun-safety lesson taught by a certified instructor before the shooting events. A picnic lunch will be provided. The Vienna Township Fire emergency squad exhibit will be at the event.
For more information, call 330-898-4486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents must sign a release.
Outdoor 3-D archery
Western Reserve Fish & Game, 1058 W. Third St., will have its first outdoor 3-D archery event for those with mobility issues from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
There will be eight game targets staged in a wooded area off the club’s parking lot. The club built a level platform with a ramp for clear shot paths to the targets. Rails, a wheel stop and safety chains have been installed. The range has been set up to allow for realistic targeting and shooting. Archery experience is not necessary.
The facility has handicap-accessible restrooms, parking and entrances.
The event is free. Funds have been provided through a competitive conservation club grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.
In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor event will be postponed, and the club will set up the indoor range for standard scoring targets as a substitute.
For more information, contact John at 330-647-2763 or Royalflush84@aol.com, or Dan Padula at email@example.com.
The Eastern Ohio Conservation Club, 10366 W. Calla Road, is sponsoring a free ODNR Division of Wildlife hunter education course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday.
The club will provide a light breakfast and lunch both days. Enroll through the ODNR Division of Wildlife website, http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov.
The Leetonia Sportsmen’s Club, 311 E. High St., will have a concealed-carry class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday. The class starts promptly at 8, so attendees are asked to arrive no later than 7:30.
Cost is $80. Make checks payable to the Leetonia Sportsmen’s Club. Refreshments, lunch and study materials will be provided.
Participants should bring a handgun, 200-plus rounds of ammunition and eye and ear protection.
Preregistration is encouraged because class size is limited. For more information or to preregister, call Marty at 330-727-6237.
Western Reserve Fish & Game, 1058 W. Third St., will have a home-defense class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday.
The class covers topics that include alarms, structural reinforcements, cameras and proper firearm selection.
There will be a question-and-answer session on the Castle Doctrine in Ohio.
The club will provide firearms, ammunition and safety gear. Participants may bring their own firearms to the class. Be prepared to go outside.
The cost is $50. Mention you learned about the class from The Vindicator and get a $5 discount.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call Darial at 330-623-3990.
West Middlesex, Pa.
Hidden Valley Sportsmen’s Club, 268 Gilkey Road, will have a gun and sporting-goods show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30.
Admission is $5; children under 12 are admitted free and must be accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information, call 724-528-2700 or go to www.hiddenvalleysc.com.
The New Middletown Farmers & Sportsman’s Club, 3341 E. Calla Road, will have a one-day CCW class at 8 a.m. next Saturday.
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.
Starting Oct. 1 and running every Monday through Nov. 19, the coaches and volunteers of the Civilian Marksmanship Program at Western Reserve Fish & Game Association, 1058 W. Third St., will conduct a shooting clinic for youths age 10 to 18 who are interested in participating in Olympic-style target shooting.
Successful participants may want to join the club’s competitive CMP team, the Eagles.
The eight-week course will cover firearm safety, maintenance and marksmanship. Participants will spend four weeks with high-powered, sophisticated .177-caliber air rifles and four weeks with precision “small bore” .22-caliber single-shot rifles. The club will provide all safety gear, ammunition and firearms.
Sessions take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per session. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a participant to the first session. They also are encouraged to visit at the club during all sessions.
For more information or to register, call Ralph Nudo at 330-980-8289 or Terry Calladine at 330-646-8761.
Youngstown Rifle & Pistol Club Inc., 8920 Shaffer Road, will host its high-power rifle seminar at 8 a.m. Oct. 20. Rifles and ammunition will be supplied, but participants can take their own. Participants also should take a scope/binoculars, ear protection and a shooting mat or something to lay on. Eye protection is highly recommended.
Participants will shoot a 50-round National Match Course. The course will be fired at 200 yards standing, sitting, kneeling and prone positions. This clinic will satisfy the shooting requirements toward the purchase of a government surplus M-1 rifle from the CMP.
Cost is $30 for adults and $10 for juniors (18 and under). Pre-registration is required, and lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register, contact Mike Policy at 330-534-5697 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.yrpc.org.
Fall turkey shoots
The Lowellville Rod and Gun Club, 6225 Quarry Road, will have fall turkey shoots through 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.