Hunter training, Women in Outdoors at Sporting Weekend

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Spring Sporting Weekend on June 20 and 21 will include a two-day Hunter Safety Course, along with a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday.
The Hunter Safety Course (for rifle hunters) will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants must attend both days to receive certification. Dan Raczak will be the lead instructor. The initial day will involve primarily classroom instruction, with the second day including some shooting at Frost Valley’s rifle range.
The Women in the Outdoors Day will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sponsored by the Sullivan County Long Beards, event will include: introductory hunting and fishing courses for women only. Courses will include: turkey hunting instruction and setup, orienteering, a guided interpretive hike, and gun safety and shooting instruction. There will also be instruction in archery, compass reading and pistol, skeet and flintlock shooting.
This free event is for females ages 13 and above. Memberships for Women in the Outdoors will be available for $30 and will include a one-year subscription for Women in the Outdoors magazine, plus a Sullivan County Long Beards outdoors hat.
Anyone registering for the Women in the Outdoors day by June 12 will receive a free door prize. To register, contact Fran at 845 439-3738.
For general information about the Spring Sporting Weekend of the Hunter Safety Course, call 845 985-2291, ext. 397.