Ridge Rifle Association of Fincastle, with support from Sportsman’s Warehouse and the NRA, hosted its annual Youth Shooting Camp on May 19th. The youth learned gun safety and enjoyed shooting rifles. Bill Moskowitz presented a Marlin .22 rifle to prize winners, Kurt Schroeder and Nick Orange. A falconry team gave a presentation on hunting with owls, hawks, and falcons. The falconers showed differences in bird anatomy and habits, care of predator birds, and techniques of hunting with birds. Game & Inland Fisheries gave a presentation on boating and fishing safety. Roanoke County displayed SWAT equipment and gave a discussion on how SWAT teams operate. The youth learned how to make and use turkey calls. A hot dog and chili lunch was provided. For more information Ridge Rifle Association and upcoming events see www.ridgerifle.com.
–submitted by Dana Harris