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OH 4-H Shooting SportsODOW Letter

3341 East Calla Rd., Springfield Township, OH 
                   Habitat Improvement &  
              Wildlife Management Program

                      WE HAVE A PLAN AND GOAL.

Hunting season has begun. The habitat improvement program 
has been suspended until February, 2018.  We will provide you with information when the program commences in February.
THANK YOU to all of the members who helped this past year.  Your work is very much appreciated. 

Our plan was developed and put into motion 3years ago.
This is our 4th year and we need membership involvement if we are to achieve the goal we set out to do.  Our goal - to make our land more habitable for all wildlife

Please become involved in the Stewardship of our land and get involved.  

Call Josh Cunningham or see Bob Dunsey if you want to become involved in a great program and help give back to our favorite sport.  
Consider joining us and help improve habitat to benefit wildlife. 
                 WE SURE CAN USE YOUR HELP.

Josh Cunningham, Project Coordinator

                        DUCK NESTING BOXES 

New nesting material will has been added to the wood duck boxes for the upcoming breading season.  Lets hope our efforts make a difference.

                                                2016 stats:
14 boxes installed, 14 were used for a 100% usage rate.  Of the 14 duck boxes used, 12 successfully hatched for a 85.7 % hatch rate.  ​The 2016 numbers HAVE INCREASED from 2015 possibly due to better nesting locations.  I have 5 boxes to 
re-install and will replace the nesting material for the 2017 breeding period.  If you are interested in helping I would love the help and company.

Bob Dunsey, Project Coordinator
  2018 ODNR Hunter Education Class

          A hunter education class will be held 
                     February, 2018
Our next hunter education course will be held in February, 2018.  A precise date will be published by the end of the year.  

Remember: A hearty breakfast will be served to get the day started , and Lunch will be provided and it's all free.

Also, once completed, the students will be  presented with their Hunter Education Certificate, a wallet size Hunter Ed card, AND a fluorescent orange hunting hat.

To enroll, Clink on the below link:

Select an event, click on arrow, choose HUNTER EDUCATION
Select a class activity type, click on arrow, choose CLASSROOM
Click , continue box
Put 44514 in zip code box, click green "GO" box.
Click on "Register: box, next to New Middletown Farmers& Sportsmen club
Follow on line instructions.
Education Committee
 IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN:  work hours must be completed before DECEBER 31, 2017.
ALSO, Annual dues for EVERY REGULAR MEMBER  (new or old) MUST BE PAID BY JANUARY 31, 2018.      
Anytime you volunteer for any of the following projects, the hours that you work count toward your annual work hour responsibilities.
                       October 2017 Youth Pheasant Hunt
 The 2017 Youth Pheasant Program  held  November 21, 22, 28, 29th is over until next year. The young hunters enjoyed hunting over great dogs for the 4 day hunt. Every young hunter enjoyed breakfast, made new friends, and enjoyed some great hunting. 
Thank you Brian George, his dog Amos; Josh Cunningham,  his dog Rudy; Tim Walsh, his dog Eli for an excellent 4 days of hunting.
Also thank you to all of the club members who helped with everything. including breakfast, hunter safety review, catching and releasing the birds and making sure every youth hunter and their parent, grandparent had an excellent experience.

Remember to lock the main gate when leaving the club grounds.

NEW FOR 2017:  two new targets have been added to the practice range  These 2 target will be for practice 
               WITH BROADHEADS.   
We will begin replacing the styrofoam block targets on the archery walk around course with more stable targets.  If you are handy with hammer and saw, we could use your ideas and help.

Bob Dunsey

        A The autumn CCW class scheduled for 
                 October 7, 2017  
was held at the clubhouse and every participant passed the day long course.  Congratulations.
Thank you to the instructors and club members for all the hard work.

Pete Proch, Instructor
Time is getting short.  Do you have enough work hours? 
 If not, contact Amel Bucholtz or Bob Dunsey
            DECEMBER 30, 2017
     7:30  - 8:15 a.m. free breakfast
           Hunt begins 8:30 a.m.
Bring a young hunter and enjoy a great morning
outdoors hunting with trained hunting dogs.