Yough Outdoors Club Welcomes Novice Trap Shooters
Frye, Bob, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
There are some new shooters, thanks to the Yough Outdoors Club.
The group, based at Yough High School, recently sponsored a day's worth of trap shooting at Herminie No. 2 Game Association. Despite rainy weather, it was attended by 21 children and eight adults, some of whom had never fired a gun.
Paul Yackovich, the club's counselor, said the event grew out of a similar one held last fall for the members of the club. Some of them were new to shooting, too, but their response was enthusiastic enough that the club decided to hold something similar for the community.
"A lot of them at first were very nervous about shooting, but once they got started we could not get them to stop, and the girls really amazed us," added club secretary Kim Tietze.
All those who attended this latest shoot -- which was free -- got instruction, the use of loaner equipment and lunch.
The shoot had one main goal, Yackovich said: to get kids to put down their electronic devices and get outdoors. They have fun, and learn the importance of firearms usage and safety along the way, he added.
Turkey hunting accidents
Pennsylvania Game Commission officers are investigating a couple of turkey hunting accidents.
One man was shot in the head from a distance of 20 yards in Crawford County. In Mercer County, a hunter was pursuing a gobbler he had shot and wounded when he was himself shot by another hunter who was firing at the same turkey.
"The victim was in the direct line of fire beyond the turkey when it came into the opening, and the second hunter shot without realizing someone was in the background," conservation officer Donald Chaybin said. …