YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Tusco Rifle Club has been in Tuscarawas county since 1936 and has a rich history of championship shooters as well as a great reputation for providing opportunities for the area youth and women shooters. These programs are funded through our memberships to provide safe education of firearms and an introduction to the great sport of recreational shooting. 

The Officers & Trustees of Tusco are working to put together a new Youth Program with the help of Jared Lawrence that will encompass more teaching and education for our youth. We have had multiple Kids on Target programs over the past few years and as you can tell from the pictures, our youth have enjoyed them immensly. We will keep you informed as we develope and put together new programs for our youth.

We are once again offering YOUTH TRAP SHOOTS !! 2016  2015

     We will be having our Youth Trap Shoots again this summer. There are a few changes so check out all the new things happening with our program here. Our age group this year goes from 10 years old until 21 years old. All equipment (including safety equipment), shells and targets will be provided by Tusco Rifle Club.

     There are no fees to worry about and the only two requirements are that the parent/guardian be a member in good standing and our standard liability release form must be signed. 

     Registration in the program is open from now until April 10, 2017, but youth can join at any time. Our shoots will be held on the 2nd & 4th Monday evening of each month beginning with the first shoot on April 24, 2017 and running through August 14, 2017.  So gather up the youth in your family and get them involved in the clean wholesome fun of trap shooting.  To sign them up or if you have any questions, you can contact the following coaches:

     Jim Eichel                            330-432-7179            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Claude Hanks                       330-364-6977           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Tom (TK) Kaderly                 330-795-0711            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     John Parsons                        330-804-4504           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Jared Lawerence                  330-795-0447           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KIDS ON TARGET - past events:  June 2012    August 2012     June 2013     August 2013     June 2017

The Kids on Target Clinic at Tusco Rifle Club is an entry level clinic to offer kids age 10-16 an opportunity to experience the safe use of firearms under the direct supervision of an adult. Participants will be instructed on the safe and practical rules of handling, caring for, storing and shooting firearms.

This clinic is staffed by volunteers who are members of Tusco Rifle Club. As an effort to promote the safe and exciting sport of shooting, we offer the youth events at no charge to the kids or parents.

All equipment will be provided for and safety meeting begins at 9 a.m.  Ranges will include 22 LR Benchrest, AR22 & 22 Bolt-action, Shotgun, & 3D archery.  Lunch is included.

BOY SCOUT SHOOT - we hope to get these up & running again this year - check back for more info!

All area Scouts are invited to come camp for the weekend and earn Merit for shotgun and rifle as well as experience the thrill and fun of different types of shooting sports.

Scouts are welcome to camp at Tusco for the weekend or just attend the shoot on Saturday. All participants need to be at Tusco beginning at 8:30 am for registration followed by opening welcome and safety meeting. Ranges will open at 9 am with Certified NRA or BSA instructors and range safety officers. Stations will be ran in a progressive format with all ranges closing from noon till 1 pm. Lunch will be served in main club house and provided by Tusco Youth events committee.

Scouts will have time to complete the shooting portion of the merit requirements, however the book work portion must be completed by the individual Troops ahead of time.

All participating Scouts are asked to give a $5 dollar donation to the Kids on Target program of Tusco Rifle club for the continuing education and works of the Kids On Target program.

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE

Tusco Rifle club hosts two Hunter Safety courses each year in the upper kitchen on the hill. These classes are open to youth and any adult hunter needing certification of completion. This is required to hunt outside of Ohio. The courses cover the basic laws and safety in the field over three evenings.

Contact Kevin Fruchey 330-878-5002 or you can register online at at ODNR.

Hunter Safety Courses for 2015: July 14-16, 5pm - 9:30pm; September 15-17, 5pm - 9:30pm.

FIRST STEPS PISTOL COURSE

Kids on Target committee is offering an entry level course to teach young adults safe handling of a pistol. This includes NRA certified instruction, safe handling of the pistols, cleaning and caring of the pistols and some target shooting to teach them the basics.

This course is for ages 14-18 and can only hold up to 8 youths, so pre-registration is a must. This course is only available by appointment.

Please direct questions to Jared Lawrence, Youth Coordinator @ 330-795-0447 

   or by calling Colt Albright, Tusco Rifle Club President @ 330-204-1838