Fishing, hunting events sponsored by Judge Grendell
Young people have new opportunities to fish and hunt Geauga Park District this year thanks to Geauga County Probate & Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Grendell.
Two Family Fishing Expo events are scheduled this month for families with kids ages 8-14: one Saturday, September 14, at Beartown Lakes Reservation in Auburn Township; the other Sunday, September 15, at Swine Creek Reservation in Middefield Township. Both are from 9 a.m. to noon, and registration is required at the Geauga Park District Website or 440-286-9516.
Fishing expo families will enjoy instruction in the basics of fishing equipment, knot typing and fish identification, followed by a morning of fishing with the help of experienced anglers. Equipment will be provided or bring your own.
Additionally, those young people who apply by October 31 and are selected via lottery may also take part in Youth Hunting on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Rookery.
Applicants must possess a valid youth hunting license and youth deer permit, have completed the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Hunter Safety course, and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. All ODNR rules and regulations apply. Applications and additional information are available at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center, and online.
In his sponsorship of these events, Judge Grendell formed the following special volunteer committee to work with Park District personnel and assist the Court in planning and encouraging participation: Al Schienke, Michelle Reda, Scott Denamen, John Oros and the Court’s Constable, John A. Ralph, who will act as chair.
“Geauga County has a rich tradition of fishing and hunting,” said the judge. “It is important that we pass this legacy on to the future generations. I appreciate Geauga Park District’s natural resources and want future generations to enjoy these great resources.”
Prizes will be offered by Judge Grendell and other event sponsors.