Monday, September 26, 2011

Family Field Day

On Saturday we took our nephew, Seth, to Bucyrus, Ohio to the Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club to their Family Field Day. Each year on the 4th Saturday in September they put together a hands-on day for kids and adults to help introduce them to the outdoors and outdoor safety. We have been several times a volunteers for the archery range but this was the first time we have gone as actual participants. Basically you are broken up into groups and you spend 45 minutes at each station. The stations this year were archery, rifles, boating safety, fishing, shotguns, and making a turkey call. We even had Elk stew for lunch.....yum! Here are some pictures of our day.



All stations were supervised or taught by either Ohio Wildlife Officers or trained professionals in that field. Considering my safety background at work I was very pleased to see that they required everyone to wear earplugs and safety glasses when at the shotgun and rifle stations. Seth did awesome, hitting 2 out of 3 clay birds with the shotgun and he has never shot at a moving target with a shotgun before!

Be back soon with some paper crafting fun!


  1. What a great event for children. It's a really great way for them to learn safety.

  2. This looks like a lot of fun! I've done target shooting, but never tried a shotgun - something I would like to try, but not a lot of opportunities.

    Elk stew sounds yummy!