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Norfolk Rod and Gun Club Rabbit Hunt, Junior Archery League set

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NORFOLK - The Norfolk Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a Rabbit Hunt on Saturday, December 15, and will begin hosting the 2012 Junior Archery League on Friday, January 4.

RABBIT HUNT SLATED

Registration for the Rabbit Hunt will run from 8 a.m.-noon the day of the event at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club. No sign-ups will be accepted after noon. Hunters can pre-register until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14, at the following locations: Haun Welding in Massena, Hilltop Hunting and Fishing in Morley, Al Smith’s Superette in Norfolk, North Woods Outfitters in Potsdam, Waddington True Value, Performance Shooting in Westville, Merriman’s in Norwood and Village Market in West Stockholm.

The Hunt is slated to end at 5 p.m. Each hunter needs only one rabbit (snowshoe or cottontail) to be eligible for prizes and there will be no weigh-ins.

Refreshments will be served at the club.

The entry fee will be $15. Also, $15 - Junior Event – (2) Semi-Auto .22 Cal. Rifles and $15.00 Adult Event – (2) Semi-Auto .22 Cal. Rifles, (2) Black Powder Rifles, Tree Stand and Trail Cam.

For more information, call 268-0911.

JUNIOR ARCHERY LEAGUE

The Junior Archery League is open to youths ages 4-17. The season begins January 4 at 6 p.m. and will continue for 11 straight weeks.

An annual membership in the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club is required. The cost of the membership is $2 for ages 15-under or $10 for ages 16-17. There is an initial fee of $10 to join the league and then $5 each Friday to shoot for score.

All juniors should have their own equipment as the club has limited resources. The purpose of the junior league is to teach youngsters the sport of archery and help them become proficient in the sport.

Safety is always first and foremost. Anyone interested should contact Fred Cockayne at 265-2508.

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