Cattaraugus County 4-H Shooting Sports: Shotgun Clay Pigeon shooting

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Event Date(s): Sat, 05/05/2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Cattaraugus County 4-H Shooting Sports is getting ready to begin new program this year. Plans are to form a weeknight league depending on amount of interest. If you can’t make the shoot but are interested in more shooting events please call the number below.

  • Open to all youth ages 12 and up (You don’t need to be a 4H member to try it out)
  • Appropriate for beginners and experienced firearm users
  • All equipment and ammunition provided
  • Safety instruction provided
  • Cost $2 for 5 shots, may shoot up to 25x for $10
  • Lunch of Hot dog, chips, and soda $2.50
  • Registration is required


Contact Cheri 716-378-5212 or Kerri 716-474-6564 for more information and to register. Registration required by April  27,2012.

The mission of the 4H shooting program : Teach decision making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, and problem solving; promote the highest standards of safety, promote sportsmanship, and ethical behavior; encourage an appreciation and understanding of natural resources; develop leadership abilities; build character and willingness to assume citizenship responsibility; furnish enjoyable, positive relationships with peers and adult instructors; strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities; build awareness of related career opportunities. ..At the same time, allowing kids to experience the fun and excitement of shooting sports.

This event will be held at:

Ellicottville Sportsman Club
5609 Rt. 242E
Ellicottville, NY 14731
United States
Phone: 716-378-5212 or 716-474-6564
42° 16' 47.9676" N, 78° 39' 58.4604" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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