Many area children learned about how to call a duck and other birds, had a close-up look at the pelts of many kinds of animals native to the Cedar River area, and received training in the basics of rifle and shotgun safety and archery during JAKES Day event on Saturday. The Blue Creek Springtime Monarchs club sponsored the event, which is affiliated with the National Wild Turkey Foundation.

Adult instructors included: Animal Calls – Keith Schmitz; Rifle Range/.22’s – David Bulman, Mike Hagen; Archery – Darren Hagen, Mikie Tharp, Eric Travagiakis; Trap Shooting – Mike Zeiser, Weston Smith, Nick Wells, Chad Clark, Randy Scheel; Trapping – Ron Meiners.

See the organization’s local Facebook page HERE.

See more photos HERE, HERE and HERE.