Cardinal Center hosting Ohio State Shoot this week
The Ohio State Trap Shooting Championships invade the Cardinal Center at Marengo this week.
It is the premier event in the state if you are trap shooter and you couldn’t ask for a better place to have it. We really are blessed to have such a wonderful facilities like the Cardinal Center right here in our back yard.
Whether you are a competitive shooter or just a novice, the week-long activities are something you will want to check out. There are numerous events and competitions held each day starting with the youth team championships on Monday and it ends with the handicap shoot on Sunday.
New this year is the chance to win a beautiful Kolar shotgun on Sunday’s handicap. One lucky shooter will ride home on a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle following Saturday’s singles championship.
Wednesday will be Agricultural (AG) Day. The AG Day sponsors have generously donated $9,000 to be used for added money for purses on Wednesday. John Deere is back this year with another awesome lawn tractor to be given away on AG Day.
Back for this year’s shoot is the extremely popular Blaser Handicap Event and shoot-off where one winner will receive a new Blaser Super Trap Combo shotgun. Brittain Motors has donated $1,000 added money for this year’s President’s Handicap.
Also added to the fun and excitement of the EZ-GO Golf Cart raffle is a 2nd prize of a Remington shotgun, and a great 3rd prize – a spot in a Harlan Campbell Jr. shooting clinic. Rio Ammunition will be sponsoring Friday’s contests and providing Rio shells with the day’s trophies.
For more specific details about entering a shooting event and seeing a detailed calendar of the daily events, check out the website www.ohiotrap.com and remember the parking and admission is free!
• Hunters wanting to participate in Ohio’s fall controlled deer and waterfowl hunts have until July 31 to submit permit applications for a random drawing.
These special hunts are held on selected public areas to provide additional hunting opportunities for Ohio’s hunting enthusiasts. All applicants, youth and adult, must possess a current hunting license and meet the age requirements in order to apply for a controlled hunt.
Hunters can apply for the controlled hunts by completing the application process online using the Wild Ohio Customer Center at www.wildohio.com or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (945‑3543) and requesting a mail-in application. There is a non-refundable application fee of $3 per hunt.
Hunters will be randomly drawn from submitted applications. Successful applicants will be notified and provided additional hunt information by U.S. mail and email. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Wild Ohio Customer Center at www.wildohio.com to view the status of their application and if selected, print their controlled hunt permit.
More specific information about hunt dates and locations, including opportunities dedicated to youth, women and mobility-impaired hunters, can be found at www.wildohio.com.
Until next time, Good Hunting and Good Fishing!