• Geoff Cowles/News Cameron Lanker, a nine-year-old student at Bellville Elementary, takes part in hatchet throwing during Saturday’s Youth Field Day at Campbell’s Range in Howard, hosted by Pheasants Forever.
  • Geoff Cowles/News Josh Matsell gives instruction on the proper use of a shotgun to Grant Wade, 8, of Butler during Saturday’s Youth Field Day at Campbell’s Range in Howard, hosted by Pheasants Forever.

HOWARD — In the space of an hour or two, you could take your kids fishing or target shooting with a bow or a shotgun, or they could find out what using a muzzleloader was like.

Area kids got a chance to enhance their outdoor skills and learn a few new ones at Saturday’s Youth Field Day at Campbell’s Range on Coshocton Road in Howard, which was hosted by Pheasants Forever.

Caleb Reeves, 9, is a student at Utica Elementary. He was busy learning the fine art of fly fishing, casting at a velcro fish that was set up as a target. It took several tries but he finally hooked it.
“I went fly fishing and I caught the big fish twice,” he said. “I like fishing.”

Phil Reeves, Caleb’s father, seemed to be having as much fun as his son.

 

Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or gcowles@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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