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JAKES Upcoming Events

Art Kreighbaum Memorial Pheasant Hunt - 2/28/2015

Deer Creek Hunt Club, 18000 Basswood Road, Three Oaks
219-575-0754

Last Chance Squirrel Roundup - 2/28/2015

Rose Lake Field Office, 8562 E. Stoll Rd., E. Lansing
517-927-6237

Walt Buehmer Jakes Event - 3/7/2015

St. Louis Convention Center, Washington Ave., St. Louis
314-222-2222

Jakes Event - 3/7/2015

St. Louis Convention Center, Washington Ave., St. Louis
636-699-7000

Golden Isles JAKES Days - 3/7/2015

Damp Tolochee BSA, 133 Ashley Marsh Drive, Brunswick
912-267-6311

Rhine Valley Jakes Event - 3/21/2015

Herman Rod & Gun Club, Hwy 19, Hermann

14th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic - 3/28/2015

Dry Creek Sporting Clays, 1257 Road 137, Emporia
620-437-2012

Clark County Longbeards Jakes Day - 3/29/2015

CARE Building, 451 N. Vine Street, Kahoka
660-727-2021

Rum Creek Jakes Day - 4/1/2015

Shrine Temple, Macon
478-781-1947

Great Outdoors Day - 4/11/2015

Laclede Baptist Camp, 30255 Swallow Lane, Rickland
417-453-6701

Juniors Turkey Hunting Camps - 4/16/2015-4/20/2015

Forests near Flagstaff, Alpine or Greer and Payson
928-848-4549

Deerassic Park's 2015 Youth Turkey Hunt - 4/17/2015

Private Property, Southeastern Ohio
740-435-3335

Gallia County Jakes Turkey Hunt - 4/17/2015

Gallia County Gun Club, 300 Buck Ridge Rd., Gallipolis
740-853-0016

Jakes Turkey Hunt - 4/17/2015

Andis Community, 2204 State Route 217, Kitts Hill
740-534-9128

Crossroads Limbhangers Jakes Event - 4/18/2015

YMCA - Camp Arrowhead, Pittsford
571-334-1496

5th Annual Yates County Youth Hunt - 4/23/2015-4/26/2015

Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, Dresden
315-374-0017

South Hills Youth Fishing Days - 5/16/2015

Lake Vesuvius, Co. Rd. 29, Ironton
740-534-9128

Jakes/Wheeling Fishing Day - 5/16/2015

Bill's Pay Lake, 1588 Carrick Pike, Georgetown
859-269-7211

Cranberry Conservation Days - 6/1/2015

Izaak Walton Club, Deep Hollow Road, Oil City
814-677-5218

Butler County Youth Field Day - 6/6/2015

Butler City Hunting and Fishing Club, Club Drive, East Butler
724-496-1849

Franklin County Youth Field Day - 6/13/2015

Waynesboro Fish and Game Assn., 10205 Fish and Game Road, Waynesboro
717-263-0939

Venengo County Youth Field Day - 6/20/2015

Izaak Walton League, Deep Hollow Road, Oil City
814-677-5218

Honey Hley Longbeards Jakes Take Aim Event - 6/28/2015

Whitetail Shooting Preserve, 118 Boulevard Road, Bloomsburg
570-760-5962


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Firearm Safety

Safety is the most important factor at JAKES Take Aim events and the safety of participants is our top priority. You can have fun and be safe at the same time by following Daisy's ten shooting safety rules.

Ten Shooting Safety Rules

Airguns are real guns, not toys. You or others can be killed or seriously injured if these rules are not followed. Click on each rule for more information.

  1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

There are several safe "carries" depending on the situation. Never allow the muzzle to point in the direction of a person.

  2. Treat every gun as if it were loaded.

You can never be positive that you were the last person to handle the gun. Never take anyone's word about whether or not a gun is loaded. Always check a gun to see if it is loaded when removed from storage or received from another person. Even if you have fired an airgun one or more times and no pellet or BB was expelled from the barrel, it does not mean that the magazine of the gun is empty of ammunition. Any airgun can fail to feed for any number of reasons. Continue to treat the airgun as loaded and ready to fire. Always treat a gun as if it is loaded even if you know it isn't.

  3. Only load or cock a gun when you are shooting.

A loaded gun has no place in your home or other place.

  4. Check your target and beyond your target.

Be sure all persons are well clear of the target area before you shoot. Check behind and beyond your target to be certain you have a safe backstop and that no person or property could be endangered.

  5. Anyone shooting or near a shooter should wear shooting glasses.

It is important to protect your eyes from ricochet shot, pieces of clay target and powder residue. Also, all other persons should remain behind the shooter.

  6. Never climb or jump with a gun.

You can't control the direction of the muzzle if you stumble or fall. You should safely lay the gun down or hand it to a companion while you climb or jump over anything.

  7. Avoid ricochet.

Never shoot at a flat hard surface or at the surface of water. Ammunition can ricochet off of water just like a skipped rock.

  8. Keep the muzzle clear.

Never let anything obstruct the muzzle of a gun. Don't allow the muzzle to come in contact with the ground.

  9. Guns not in use should always be unloaded.

Keeping guns unloaded when not in use is critical to the safety of you and others. When you are finished shooting, put the trigger safety in the "on" position and unload the gun. Store guns so that they are inaccessible to untrained shooters and store ammunition separately from the gun.

10. Respect other people's property.

Whether you're target shooting or hunting, if you're a guest on others' land, you should leave it exactly as you found it.