• Saturday — The Sandy and Beaver Canal Fishing derby, for children ages 4 to 15 takes place at Whitacre Greer Park, 4290 Irish Road NW, Waynesburg. This event is free. Bait will be provided. Beverages and food will be for sale. Bring your own pole. Registration begins on site at 8 a.m. Fishing is from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit starkparks.com.
• Aug. 14 — The Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Mogadore VFW Hall, 385 Randolph Road, Mogadore. Its mission is to involve youths in outdoor activities. New members are welcome. For more information, call Steve Isaacs at 330-928-7169 or email email@example.com.
• Aug. 19 — The Portage Summit Field and Stream Club, 8504 U.S. Route 224, Deerfield Township, meets 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 psfsclub.com or call Earl Watson at 330-858-5465.
• Aug. 25 — A coyote-calling campfire sponsored by Summit Metro Parks will be held at the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg from 8 to 9:30 p.m. A naturalist will talk about coyotes, some of the park district’s most elusive and misunderstood residents. The free event features a campfire, roasted marshmallows and coyote calls. For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org.
• Sept. 3 — Lunker Luggers Bass Club of Kent is seeking new members who are boaters or nonboaters. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at On Tap Grille & Bar, 4396 Kent Road, Stow. For more information, call 330-289-2752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit kentlunkerluggers.com.
• Friday — 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.
• Friday — 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 are welcome. For more information, call Earl Fisher 330-814-1880.
• Saturday — The Edinburg Sportsmen’s Association, 7261 Tallmadge Road, Edinburg Township, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays for practice shoots. New shooters are welcome. For more information, call 330-472-7206 or go to edinburgsportsmens.webs.com.
• Saturday — The Copley Trap Range, 1665 Jacoby Road, Copley Township, is open to the public for trap shooting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. National Rifle Association-certified instructors, shotgun rentals and shells are available. For details, visit copleytrap.com or call 330-310-0845. For more information, call Harvey Bechtel at 330-620-6909.
• Sunday — Sportsmen’s Shooting Center, 6501 State St., Louisville, is open to the public for skeet, trap and five-stand shooting from noon to 4 p.m. The club welcomes new shooters to practice or join a league. For normal hours of operation or more information, call 330-875-8081 or go to sportsmensshootingcenter.com.
• Tuesday — The North Industry Sportsmen’s Club, 7825 Beth Ave., Navarre, hosts trap shoots at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The club opens for shooters at 5:30 p.m. All shooters are welcome. For more information, call Dennis Hayhurst at 330-280-0933.
• Tuesday — The Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. Route 224, Deerfield Township, holds trap style shoots 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. All are welcome. For more information, visit psfsclub.com.
• Wednesday — The Lost Arrow Archery Club, 3370 17th St. SW, Massillon, has half-course 3D shoots on Wednesday nights. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. All archers and types of bows are welcome. For details, call 330-844-1997.
• Sept. 2 — Lone Eagle Bowmen will host a 30-target 3D shoot at 2276 Seeman St. SW in East Sparta. For more information, call 330-575-0744 or visit loneeaglebowmen.com.
Ohio residents wishing to purchase a state hunting license must have successfully passed an Ohio Hunter Education course. There are three options to take the course. The instructor-led classroom version is for anyone. It requires eight to 12 hours of study and classroom work. Hunters 15 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The online course is for hunters 12 or older. The course and the testing are completed online at your convenience. Or participants can choose the home-study version. The course is taken online, but testing is done in a classroom setting and can take up to four hours. Online and home-study options require a $15 fee to the online vendor after passing. Instructor-led courses are free. To find a course, to register, to purchase a license or permit or for more information, visit an authorized agent or wildohio.gov. Authorized agents are located in every county in Ohio. Visit wildohio.gov or call 1-800-WILDLIFE to find an agent. All hunters, regardless of age, must carry a valid hunting license to hunt or trap game in Ohio. Hunting deer, turkey, waterfowl or hunting or trapping of fur bearers requires the hunter to possess an additional, game-specific permit.
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Outdoors almanac: Aug. 10