An active summer is drawing to a close

Where has summer gone - that is what we will be asking before long.

SUBMITTED BY ROBERT GREENE

PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN, PONOKA FISH AND GAME ASSOCIATION

Where has summer gone – that is what we will be asking before long. It has been a very busy year for the club with all our regular events and with some upgrades to our clubhouse and other upkeep of our facility.

Just about every weekend of the summer, the club was rented for family reunions, anniversaries, weddings and other family events. It takes a lot of volunteers to keep everything operating.

In July, we held our annual Kids’ Conservation Camp. We had a full camp with 22 kids present for the week. They learned to safely shoot rifle, shotgun and handguns. Every one loves to shoot targets and clay pigeons. We let them compete against each other, which is always fun. They were also taught Hunters Education, which everyone must have to get their first hunting license. Everyone passed the course. Canoeing and water safety was also taught. There was also a basic first aid presentation during the camp.

For a learning and fun day, everyone went on a trip to the Ellis Bird Farm and the Medicine River Rehab Center, where Otis the Owl put on a presentation of what they do there. One of the attendants and volunteers donated 140 gophers to feed the birds and animals that were in rehab.

We would like to thank Christine Frandsen, our kids’ camp executive, for a great job with the kids. Also we would like to express our appreciation to our sponsors for helping us out with some food and other materials for our camp.

We had great weather for, camp this year for a change, guess we have been doing something right.

Summer is going by faster than we like, but life goes on. Our next event, coming up, is our Rifleman’s Rodeo on Labor Day weekend; lot of work coming up to get ready for this event.

Going to be hunting season before you know it. Hope everyone got your draws in. Check and make sure all your licenses are current and your club membership also. Good hunting and also good fishing. See you again soon.

 

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