To the Adirondack Chapter of Safari Club International for sponsoring Otego Youth Day on Sept. 8.
The day started with a laser rifle target shoot, and crossbow, compound bow and air rifle shooting, overseen by state safety instructors. There was also a fishing clinic and turkey calling.
The day is an effort to get youths involved in outdoor activities, local Safari Club board member Kurt Carman said before the event.
Safari Club works to protect the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.
Our area has a strong tradition of outdoor sports. It’s good to have events that recognize traditions, and encouraging children and teens to get out from behind their computer and television screens and enjoy outdoor activities is a bonus.