Free Youth Outdoor Safari Day
The 2nd Annual Youth Outdoor Safari Day will take place at Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex on Saturday, July 22, 2000 in Norco, California. The day-long event is expected to introduce over 2,000 youngsters to a variety of outdoor activities. "This will be the first outdoor experience for many kids and the best 'Stepping Outdoors' event that has ever been targeted to educate the youth of Southern California," stated chairman Dennis Anderson.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Orange County and Los Angles Chapters of Safari Club International. Other participants include: Turner’s Outdoorsman, Raahauge’s Shooting Sports, PMC 22 Ammunition, Federal Cartridge Co., Smith and Wesson, Gameland Kennels, Starlight Kennels, Realtree Camo, Anderson Seafoods, Lucky Guy’s Burgers, Lou Misterly Distributing, Continental Distributing, Puritan Bakery, River Ranch Hunt Club, Cobra Kayaks, Marietta’s, Crystal Geyser Water Company, Depaoli’s Custom Area Rugs, the NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, several conservation groups and the volunteer staff of the California Department of Fish and Game and the Riverside Parks and Recreation Department.

The day in the field is FREE for kids under the age of 17 and a FREE lunch will be served. All those who come out for a fun day will be introduced to the "Great Outdoors," and witness the wild and exciting side of nature. Everyone in attendance will learn all about fishing and receive casting lessons, paint their own duck decoy and be instructed in the safe and proper use of firearms. Other featured events include: animal exhibits and a SCI Sensory Safari, where youngsters will actually be able to touch mounted big game animals, there will be an archery range staffed by accredited bowhunters, small bore clay target shooting, field dog demonstrations, duck, turkey and quail calling classes, handgun and rifle target shooting (.22 caliber only), kids and adult raffles, trick shooting exhibitions, and guided wildlife nature walks around a wetlands marsh. NFL celebrity greats are scheduled to appear all day long and there will be much, much more to do, see and experience.

Pre-registered attendees will receive FREE gifts and is highly recommended so that committees can make arrangements to handle the large gathering of youngsters eager to learn more about outdoor sports activities. Event day registration begins at 8 a.m. sharp. In addition to making sure it’s a fun day for all those attending, the chefs will need to know in advance the size of the crowd expected, so that there will be plenty of food, drinks and snacks available. Kids planning to attend the event are required to be under the direct supervision of a parent, grandparent or recognized group leader. Children under the age of 17 will be admitted free (includes all activities and lunch), boys and girls over the age of 17 and adults will pay only $10 each and couples bringing children will be charged $15 for the day.

For more information, to advance register for Youth Outdoor Safari Day 2000, become a volunteer, make a donation or get involved in the program, contact Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Range at (909) 735-7981.

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