The Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club will offer an opportunity for children to learn about firearm safety later this month.
The club will host its fourth annual youth day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the club, 17902 Meridian E. in Puyallup. Attendees up to age 18 will have a chance to learn about shooting, archery, orienteering and firearm safety.
All instruction will be supervised by state Department of Fish & Wildlife-certified hunter education instructors and National Rifle Association-certified instructors.
Bill Montgomery, one of the organizers of the event, said he enjoys seeing youth learn about firearms.
“We like to give back to the community,” he said. “We want to teach kids that all guns are not evil. We teach the positive aspects. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether it be archery, shooting or the orienteering class. We want to keep them occupied and keep them having fun. It’s a good chance for them to see what is out there.”
Montgomery is hoping for a big turnout.
“I’m expecting to have 60 or better participants this year,” he said. “Last year, we had 46 kids, and the year before that, we had 24. It is always hard to say. We didn’t expect to have that many last year, and we were happy with that number.”
For more information about youth day, call Montgomery at 253-377-7436.