Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Youth Outdoor Skills Event Aug. 26 & 27

On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will provide educational activities centered around fishing, hunting, and firearms use for area youth.

On Friday at 7 p.m., they will hold a tracking program. People can camp overnight or return on Saturday for the remainder of the sessions.

Saturday sessions begin at 9 a.m. with a fishing clinic. Outdoor cooking demonstrations and a cook-off are scheduled before lunch, and the J. Edward Roush Shooting Range features hands-on firearms, tracking, wildlife, archery and shotgun-shooting education. A grant from the NRA Foundation, Inc. has aided in the purchase of supplies and safety equipment.

Families or youth clubs are required to pre-register by calling 260-468-2127. A $5/person fee provides both days events for them, overnight camping fees, and a patch. Participants should bring their own food and drink. All children must be with a responsible adult. No child care provided.

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