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Van Wert Outdoorsmen announce April activities

The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association has several events scheduled for the month of April.

Trap shoots will be held every Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m. The fee is only $3.50 per 25 targets. Shooters are asked to bring their own shotguns and shells. All shooting events are open to the public.

On Saturday, April 12, starting at 10 a.m., Disabled American Veterans Chapter 54 will be hosting a turkey shoot. Turkeys are donated by Cooper Farms. Shells will be provided at a cost of just $2.50 per shell and are available in 12, 16, 20 and .410 gauges. Shooters compete for various prizes such as frozen turkeys by attempting to place a single shot closest to the center of a target.

On Sunday, April 27, the club will also hold a turkey shoot starting at 1:30 p.m. Shells are provided for both 12 and 20 gauge shotguns for $3 per shell. The club has a limited number of 20 gauge shotguns available for shooting.

The club still has a few raffle tickets left to raise funds for range improvements and enhanced programming. The winner will receive their choice of a Savage Axis 223 rifle with scope, a Ruger LC9 with laser targeting or a $500 store credit at BHS Gun Shop in Ohio City. Tickets are available at BHS Gun Shop or Patriot Arms in Van Wert.

The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association is a non-profit organization and is an NRA affiliate club. Its mission is to increase the knowledge and safe practice of hunting skills, marksmanship and other outdoor recreation skills.

The club is located at 9065 Ringwald Road, just south of Huggy Bear Campground. More information on the club and its activities can be found by visiting www.VWOutdoorsmen.info.