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New shooting club forms in Pike

March 15, 2012

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Pike County now has a new 4H Shooting Sports club for young people from ages eight through 18. The club’s group leader is Ron Tussel, well known for his outdoor writing and television appearances.

“4H has a lot to offer our young adults in today’s world, and our area did not have a shooting sports club that included rifles. My own children wanted to participate in such a club, so the only answer was to get involved,” said Tussel. He called on the Bohemia Sportsman’s Association to host the club. John Stead, president of the Bohemia Sportsmen, said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help get these kids into the shooting sports. Ron is a great instructor and his own kids can help him out with teaching these youngsters the proper and safe way to enjoy shooting.”

The club shoots with air rifles only and this allows the range to move as weather or site conditions dictate. It currently meets the last Sunday of every month on Route 590 in Bohemia, weather permitting. Email rontussel@ltis.net or call 570/237-6454.