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

•?July 12 — Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club, 1221 Wingfoot Lake Road (at state Route 43 and Wingfoot Lake Road), Suffield Township, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. New members are welcome. Contact Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.

• July 15 — Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. Route 224, Deerfield Township, meets at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and to those interested in becoming a member. For information, visit or call Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.


•?Today — Bolivar Sportsman’s Club, 11286 Bolivar-Strasburg Road NW, Bolivar, hosts open trap shoots at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For 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 information, call Brad Harker at 330-855-1174 or Harvey Bechtel at 330-620-6909.

•?Monday — 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 information, call 330-325-1733 or 330-472-7206.

•?Tuesday — Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. Route 224, Deerfield Township, will hold trap shoots from 5 to 9 p.m. All shooters are welcome. For information, call 330-688-6507 or visit

•?July 15 — Crystal Springs Bowhunters will host a 3-D outdoor target shoot with 30 total targets. Open to the public. Crossbows permitted at the organization’s location on Deerfield Avenue Northwest in Canal Fulton. Memberships are $35 per individual or family. Cost for members is $5 per shoot; others pay $10. Children 15 and under shoot for free with a paying adult. Similar events: 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.

•?Sept. 2 — 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 about 250 wooded acres at 2276 Seeman St. SW, Canton. Take Interstate 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 event: Sept. 2. For information, call Matt Williams at 330-575-0744 or Gary Williams at 330-484-6535.


Those purchasing an Ohio hunting license for the first time must complete a hunter education course. Ohio hunters seeking licenses in other states may be required to show proof that they have completed such a course. There is no charge. For 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 information. Include a website if applicable. Please submit items by email to or by fax at 330-996-3629.