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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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CANCELLED — Outdoors and shooting events at upcoming youth venues

Two youth events are scheduled at Raahauge’s Shooting Sports Enterprises which should offer up excellent exposure to the great outdoor for young boys and girls. The 21st annual Youth Safari Day will be held on July 20 and, new for this coming summer, will be Youth Day 2019, which is a Mike Raahauge Foundation event to support youth shooing and other outdoor events, and will held at Raahauge’s range on June 1.

Youth Day 2019 will offer youngsters an opportunity to shoot sporting clays, enjoy an archery range and try their luck at fishing out of a stocked pond. The venue will feature experts in the field of safe shotgun handling, skills with a bow and arrows and fishing should provide a new experience for many kids.

SCI YOUTH AT RAAHAUGE’S SHOOTING COMPLEX — Young boys and girls can learn how to handle firearms and shoot safely under the guidance of experts when attending Youth Safari Day or Youth Day 2019. WON PHOTO BY JIM NIEMIEC

This event will be for one day and is limited to the first 100 youths that sign up and visit the web site Only kids between the age of 12 to18 will be allowed to participate in this fun day. Included for the day of activities will be shotgun rental, ear plugs, safety shooting glasses, 25 clay bird targets, 25 rounds of ammo, archery and fishing equipment, a hot dog lunch and raffle ticket. Check-in time begins at 7:30 AM. Youngsters can also bring their own tackle.

Adults are welcome to attended Youth Day 2019. Adults can opt to purchase a lunch for $6 or for $30 (cash only) they can participate in some of the shooting events, including lunch. For additional information contact the shooting range office at (951) 735-7981.

For the past 21 years, the Orange County and Los Angeles chapters of Safari Club International have hosted Youth Safari Day at Raahauge’s, set for July 20th, and this year could be one of the best events for kids. Not only will boys and girls get an opportunity to see just how wonderful the great outdoors is, they will also get expert attention in the safe handling of 22 rifles, air guns, shotguns and archery gear.

Youth Safari Day,, is a full day of great outdoor programs and concludes with a giant raffle. Ten’s of thousands of kids have participated in this venue over the course of years, many of which have returned year after year as they were growing up. Parents from all over Southern California make the drive to Raahauge’s to witness their children experience great and safe outdoor activities.

At Youth Safari Day kids will get a chance to experience just about everything that’s out there to do and the list of activities includes, but not limited to the following: shotgun range, BB gun range, kayaking on Tule ponds, rock climbing, decoy painting, learning how to cast and fish, visit with many conservation groups, share the thrill of a big game hunt by walking through the Safari Trophy Room Trailer,

Western Outdoor News has supported Youth Safari Day since it was first organized by SCI past president Dennis Anderson, Mike Raahauge, both the L.A. and O.C. chapters of SCI and a group of very committed volunteers, whose goals were to allow all kids an opportunity to get involved in the great outdoors and participate in events that they would ordinarily not have access to in the confines of city life.


WON has recently heard of a concern of New Castle Disease in Riverside County that presently seems only to involve wild ranch chickens. A source stated that officials are coming to homes and taking domestic chickens away if they are suspected of carrying or being exposed to the deadly New Castle Disease. As of press time, there hasn’t been any evidence presented that this disease has spread. It was years ago when the New Castle Disease broke out in Riverside County that resulted in many lost upland game birds and pigeons used for dog training. As a result of this disease, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imposed restrictions on bringing upland game birds and waterfowl harvested in Mexico back to the United States.

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