•?May 14 — The Summit Sportsman’s Association, a fishing and hunting club, meets at 7:30 p.m. 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.

• May 20 — The Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. 224, Deerfield Township, 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.

• May 25 — The 2012 annual fundraising banquet of the Western Reserve Friends of NRA will be held at LaMalfa, 5783 Heisley Road, Mentor. The event begins with an open buffet from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a giant reverse raffle and side raffles and prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $120 per person. Additional meals are $45 each. Tickets include dinner and a chance at the Reverse Raffle Main Board. Advanced ticket sales only; no at-the-door sales. Call 888-752-9119 or email:


•?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.

•?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.

•?Sunday — Greensburg Lions Club Park, 4200 Cottage Grove Road, Green, will hold shoots with cash and meat prizes through April 2012. Shoots begin at 11:15 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Food is available. For more information, call Rich Johnson at 330-604-0387.

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

•?Monday — The Edinburg Sportsman Association, 7261 Tallmadge Road, Edinburg Township, has trap league shoots from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The club is open for practice 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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 Township, will hold trap shoots from 5 to 9 p.m. All shooters are welcome. For more information, call 330-688-6507 or visit

•?May 6 — A 30 target 3-D shoot will be held at the Lone Eagle Bowmen Club. Registration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shoot is open to the public. Crossbows are welcome. Awards for cubs and peewees and cash door prizes available. The Lone Eagle Bowmen have approximately 250 wooded acres at 2276 Seeman St. SW, Canton. Take I-77 South to the Fohl Road exit. Go east on Fohl to Dueber Avenue and turn right to Battleburg Road. Go left to Seeman Street. Similar events: June 3 and Sept. 2. For information, call Matt Williams at 330-575-0744 or Gary Williams at 330-484-6535.

•?May 20 — Crystal Springs Bowhunters will host a 3-D outdoor target shoot with 30 total targets. Open to the public, crossbows are permitted at their location on Deerfield Avenue NW in Canal Fulton. Memberships are $35 per individual or family. Cost for members is $5 per shoot; for nonmembers, the cost is $10. Children 15 and younger shoot for free with a paying adult. Similar events: June 17; July 15; Aug. 19; and the Last Draw Classic on Sept. 15. Registration is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concessions available. Information: or call Chad Vetter at 330-603-3161 or Randy Fitzwater at 330-806-7273.

•?June 24 —The North Lawrence Fish and Game Club, 15325 Lawmont St. NW, in North Lawrence, will host its Fifth Annual Youth Outdoor Day. This is a family event with free admission to youths from 10 through 16 years of age. Open to the first 70 youths to preregister. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Events featured include: air rifle, archery, trap shooting, .22 rifle shooting and fishing. Contact: Dennis M. Earl at 330-832-5161.


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