Youth Day at the Range in J. Edward Roush Fish & Wildlife Area

(Huntington Reservoir)

This year’s Youth Day at the Range at J. Edward Roush Fish & Wildlife Area is June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. The day includes basic gun safety, shotguns and clay targets, rifle shooting, an archery demonstration, instruction in the use of deer, turkey, duck and goose calls, door prizes, and a free lunch. Reserve a spot by calling (260) 468-2165 before June 12, 2011.

Sponsors include Roush FWA, Lime City Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, Flint Springs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Huntington County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

The shooting range is located east of Highway 5 on Division Road in Huntington County. The range’s regular hours are Tuesdays through Sundays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hearing and eye protection are required and may be purchased from the Range Master’s Headquarters at the range along with targets and ammunition. The normal fees for the shooting range are $4, $80 for an adult annual pass, $2 for age 16 and younger, and $40 for a youth annual pass.

Hardy Lake restoration day, June 18

Hardy Lake will be having a restoration day on June 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will learn about invasive plants and get hands-on experience with some of the best methods for invasive plant eradication.
Participants will be removing the invasive plant autumn olive to prepare for a habitat restoration. Working in an open field with limb loppers, brush cutters and herbicides, volunteers should dress accordingly and bring gloves, safety glasses and bug spray.

Those who work for at least two hours will get free admission to Hardy Lake for the rest of the day. For more information and to register, contact Eric Eubank at (812) 358-2160 or EEubank@dnr.IN.gov.

Questions and Answers

Q: Ben, where can I take my grandkids fishing that’s not too far from Waynedale and what do I use for bait?

A: Have you tried the fishing at Fox Island?
The Bait and Hook Store on Winchester Road can outfit you with a nice bluegill rig and they have bait.
Kids 17 and under can fish for free – no license.
You on the other hand may need a license unless you are a senior citizen that can fish for free.

Check the rules at the store.