Sagola club supplies targets

Pictured with new archery targets at the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club in Channing are archers, from left, front, William Bolander, Alexander Erickson, Wyatt Glasheen, Bo Glasheen and Caitlin Parker; in back are 4-H Big Shooters Club vice president Colt Glasheen, club president Hunter Glasheen, Megan Arndt, Logan Smith, Nick Plaswirth, Matthew Wilson and Katherine Erickson.

CHANNING — The Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club recently purchased new archery targets and backers to be used by the various youth programs that call the club home.

The older stationary outdoor targets have been unusable for the future of the programs.

The 4-H Big Shooters Club meets at the clubhouse in Channing on the first Sunday of every month and utilizes all the facilities available.

Linda Smith, 4-H leader and archery instructor, contacted Hardcore Outfitters of Iron Mountain about purchasing targets at a discounted rate. Hardcore contacted the manufacturer and delivered the new targets this past fall.

Since then, the 4-H Big Shooters Club has added wheels to the targets to make them mobile on the range. They also can be taken indoors for the winter months.

The club plans to use the new targets for hunters education training in April and May. The targets also will be used monthly by the 4-H Big Shooters Club and in June at the 4-H regional shoot annually hosted by the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club.

“The 4-H Big Shooters Club would like to thank Bulldog Targets, Hardcore Outfitters, The Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club and archery instructor Linda Smith,” club leader Anthony Erickson said.

For more information about youth shooting programs, contact the Michigan State University Extension office at 906-302-3253.