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Outdoors almanac — Aug. 16


• Sunday — The Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. 224, Deerfield Twp., holds meetings at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and to those interested in becoming a member. For more information, visit or call Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.

• Aug. 24 — The Wayne Coonhunters Club, 5040 Secrest Road, Wooster, will hold a corn fest and raffle. All-you-can-eat corn, sloppy joes, dessert and drinks are served from 6 to 8 p.m. The raffle begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults; kids under 10 free. Contact: Ray Weisgarber at 330-756-2329.

• Sept. 9 — The Summit Sportsman’s Association, a fishing and hunting club, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Polish American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Ave., Akron. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Harold McAbee at 330-630-9621.

• Sept. 12 — The Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club, 1221 Wingfoot Lake Road (at the intersection of State Route 43 & Wingfoot Lake Road), Suffield Twp., holds its meetings the second Thursday of each month. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. New members are welcome. Contact: Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.


• Today — Lenape Trails Sportsman Club, 15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton, will host protector trap shoots beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-695-9826.

• Today — The Bolivar Sportsman’s Club, 11286 Bolivar-Strasburg Road NW, Bolivar, hosts open trap shoots at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 330-874-3175.

• Today — The Lake Milton Fish & Game Club, 4375 Bedell Road, Berlin Center, hosts open and protector trap shoots at 6 p.m. every Friday. New shooters welcome. For more information call Dean at 330-557-4001.

• Saturday — The Copley Trap Range, 1665 Jacoby Road, Copley Township, is open for shoots from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call Brad Harker at 330-855-1174 or Harvey Bechtel at 330-620-6909.

• Monday — The Edinburg Sportsman Association, 7261 Tallmadge Road, Edinburg Township, hosts its trap league shoots from 6 to 9 p.m. through the fall. New shooters are welcome. For more information, call 330-325-1733 or 330-472-7206.

• Tuesday — The Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 State Route 224, Deerfield Twp., will host weekly trap shoots from 5 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday. All shooters welcome. For information, call 330-688-6507 or go to

• Wednesday — The Edinburg Sportsman Association, 7261 Tallmadge Road, Edinburg Twp., will be open for trap shooting practice from 6 to 9 p.m. The club will continue this through the fall. For more information, call 330-325-1733 or 330-472-7206.

• Aug. 25 — The Wingfoot Bowhunters Club, 425 E. Waterloo Road, Suffield Twp., will hold a 30 target 3-D shoot. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Concessions available. New members are welcome. Call: 330-633-5292.

• Aug. 25 — A traditional 3D archery shoot will be held at the Lost Arrow Archery Club, 3370 17th St. SW, Massillon. The event includes archery games, 50/50 drawing, food, prizes, a 30 target 3-D course and box target practice course. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information:

• Sept. 8 — The Lone Eagle Bowmen’s 3-D archery shoot begins its 2013 calendar year of shoots. The club, 2276 Seeman St. SW, Canton, will have a 30 target 3-D shoot that begins at 9 a.m. For more information, go to


Those purchasing an Ohio hunting license for the first time must complete a hunter education course. Additionally, Ohio hunters seeking licenses in other states may be required to show proof that they completed such a course. There is no charge. For more information, call 800-WILDLIFE.


• Seeking events — If you have an outdoors event planned, please submit information to the Beacon Journal for inclusion in the Outdoors Calendar. Minimum information needed is: type of event, date, time, place (please include address), cost and a number to call for further information. Include website if applicable. Please submit items by email to or by fax at 330-996-3629.


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