CALENDAR

•?Oct. 6 — The Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders present the 19th annual Steelhead Expo at Rocky River Nature Center in Cleveland Metroparks. Admission is free. There will be speakers, tackle vendors, fly tying and a raffle. For more information or directions, go to ohiosteelheaders.com.

•?Oct. 8 — The Summit Sportsmans 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.

•?Oct. 11 — The Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club, 1221 Wingfoot Lake Road, Suffield Township, meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. New members are welcome. For more information, call Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.

• Oct. 21 — The Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. 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 www.psfs-club.org or call Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.

SHOOTS

•?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 are 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.

•?Sunday — Amvets Post 176, 3944 Wheatley Road, Richfield, is hosting 10 weeks of turkey shooting. Practice starts at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Breakfast is available. Guns are limited to factory barrel and 32 inches in length. Prizes include turkeys, ham, bacon and cash. For more information, call 330-659-3924.

•?Sunday — The Streetsboro Sportsman Association is sponsoring turkey shoots at 10 a.m. every Sunday through Nov. 18 on Peck Road off state Route 3030 in Shalersville Township. The shot closest to the target center will establish the winner for each round. The competition is for cash, meat or prizes. Concessions are available. For more information, call Martin Smeal at 330-221-7757 or 330-626-2115.

•?Sunday — The Lodi Bird Club on Franchester Road in Lodi will host a turkey shoot from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays through Dec. 9. Only factory shotguns are allowed. Prizes include ham, turkey, bacon, pork loins and cash. For information or directions, call 330-948-1295.

•?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 http://psfs-club.org.

•?Oct. 5 — Lenape Trail Sportsman Club, 15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton, will host protector trap shoots beginning at 6:30 p.m. Other dates include Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and Dec. 28. For more information, call 330-695-9826.

HUNTER ED

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

•?Summit County — The Buckeye Outdoor Youth Education and Shooting Center will conduct a free Hunter Education Class on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 for new hunters. This is a home-study course open to Ohio residents only. Children 17 or younger are required to study the Hunter Education Manual at home and present their completed chapter-review questions when first entering the classroom. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, visual aids, demonstrations, and hands-on training. Students must pass a written exam to complete the course. Students 10 or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. The Hunter Education Manual may be found online at www.WildOhio.com. Class hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and be held at the Ohio Sportsman and Farmer League Clubhouse at 1775 Jacoby Road, Copley. Students must register by going online or calling 1-800-WILDLIFE. For more information, call instructor Harvey Bechtel at 330-620-6909.

LET US KNOW

•?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 outdoorsabj@yahoo.com or by fax at 330-996-3629.