The Ashtabula Rod and Gun Club in conjunction with the Ashtabula County Wildlife Conservation League will be hosting their annual Outdoor Education Weekend on the last weekend of July at the Ashtabula Rod & Gun Club grounds on Ninevah Rd, Ashtabula, OH 44004. The ACWCL, ARGC’s OEW program helps keep hunting safe and enjoyable. The program covers the skills, regulations and responsibilities of hunting, and wildlife conservation, that help to secure our hunting heritage. The program is for boys and girls ages 11 to 16. OEW begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening. The students sign in and are given a hunter education manual and begin with select chapters of the manual. Friday evening the students sign in and are assigned a tent for their Friday and Saturday night stay. Tents are set up for sleeping and all food is furnished. Participants need to bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, and their personal items. Participants learn how to shoot Pistol, Rifle, Black Powder Muzzleloaders, Trap (20 gage shotgun), and Archery. Shooting events are one on one with an instructor. Ear plugs and safety glasses are furnished. There are seminars on tree stand safety, deer hunting, turkey hunting, game care, water safety, dog training, survival and much more. Sunday afternoon the Hunter Education test is given to those students that have not had one, which if passed, will allow participants to get their hunting license. There is no cost to the students for this course. All expenses are covered by the Ashtabula County Wildlife Conservation League, Whitetails Unlimited funds, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and donations from various local sporting goods stores.
Remember this is a free event and the total amount of children they can accommodate is 50 (Fifty) children. It’s on a first come first served basis. So, when the reach their limit, 50 children, that is it.