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Hunting for Food

Hunting for Food – Session 1 of 4

Presented by the NWTF Maumee Valley Chapter 

Have you ever been interested in hunting for yourown protein, but aren’t sure where to start? This program is for you!

No previous hunting experience required and all equipment is available for loan. Spots are limited and will be drawn from the application pool. Applications are due by Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. and can be found at maumeevalleynwtf.com. The multi-season program is free, and participants are responsible for their hunting license costs (process covered in the program).

SESSION 1 – WHY HUNT? Sept. 26 • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cleland’s Outdoor World • 10306 Airport Hwy. • Swanton, OH 43558
Introductions and benefits of hunting

SESSION 2 – A DAY AT THE RANGE: Oct. 17 • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cleland’s Outdoor World • 10306 Airport Hwy. • Swanton, OH 43558
Basic crossbow and range safety, crossbow shooting practice and shot placement education

SESSION 3 – A DAY IN THE WOODS: Oct. 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Oak Openings Park • 4139 Girdham Road • Swanton, OH 43558
Looking for deer sign, learn woodsmanship skills and finding a place to hunt

Maumee Bay State Park • 1400 State Park Road • Oregon, OH
Participants will go on a mentored crossbow deer hunt, learn about tracking and learn about field dressing and caring for the meat

Register for all events at http://maumeevalleynwtf.com/

Contact for more information:
Skip Markland (419) 769-6983 • wmrklnd@frontier.com
Gary Robison (419) 410-5824 • gdrobison81@gmail.com