Sight-in day scheduled
The Fish & amp; Game Club of Vienna will hold its annual N.R.A. Sight In Day program Nov. 4, at the club grounds, state Route 193 just north of the entrance to the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.
Pre-shooting gun safety checks will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the firing range will be open at 1 p.m. Sight in will continue until 5 p.m. All firearms must pass a safety check by a certified gunsmith prior to shooting.
Hunters are urged to have sights mounted and bore-sighted by a gunsmith prior to sight-in shooting. They should wear clothing similar to that which they will wear while hunting. They should have at least 20 rounds of the same ammunition that they will hunt with. Targets will be furnished by the host club.
The Sight In Day is a program sponsored and endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Ohio Division of Wildlife and sportsman clubs to ensure that hunters firearms and equipment meets all safety standards and is functioning properly prior to the opening of the fall deer season. It is an important part of hunting safety designed to prevent hunting incidents and possible injury while engaged in sport hunting.
The program is open to the public and there will be a shooting fee of $3 per gun to cover cost of targets and material.
For information, call (330) 872-0674 or
Whitetails banquet
The Mosquito Creek Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will hold its annual banquet Nov. 16 at McMenamy's Banquet Center, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles.
Tickets are $45 for singles, $65 for couples and $25 for 16 and under. There will be a social hour at 6 with a buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets purchased before Nov. 12 are eligible for an early bird drawing.
For information call (330) 534-3601, (330) 876-2672 or (800) 274-5471. Proceeds will fund youth outdoors programs in Trumbull County.
Magazine staff hired
The National Wild Turkey Federation's fifth publication, Wheelin' Sportsmen, has filled two key positions, editor Karen Roop, and managing editor Chasiti Kirkland.
The two have pledged to make the magazine something that people can't wait to read. Most of the disabled hunters in this country were life-long sportsmen until accidents, illness or aging robbed them of their ability to pursue their passion for the outdoors. But now they are returning, thanks to technology and organizations like the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Wheelin Sportsmen, due to debut in January, is written for those who won't let their disabilities keep them from the world of woods and water.
For more information on the NWTF, call (803) 637-3106, log on to or e-mail questions to
Vandalism continues
Vandalism at a Ronald McDonald House located just miles from the firebombed McDonald's Restaurant in Tucson, Ariz., has the staff worried about future terrorist acts. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for families of children being treated for serious illnesses.
A swastika was drawn on the forehead of a Ronald McDonald statue that sits at the Tucson facility. Derogatory comments about fast-food restaurants and the initials of the Animal Liberation Front and a sister group -- "ALF" and "ELF" - both classified by the FBI as domestic terrorists - were also found on the figure.