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OHA youth day delayed until 2015, lack of volunteers

While the Lakeview chapter of Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) remains strong, the annual OHA Youth Day has been delayed until June 2015.

“There was difficulty in getting all the volunteers needed to ensure that we put on an event on par with past years,” said Marla Slay upon announcement of cancellation of the popular youth event. “Rest assured, the event is just temporarily suspended, we will for sure hold it next year.”

Organized as a way for OHA to promote safety, teach skills and have fun for aspiring and young hunters, the event is normally held at Camp Cottonwood encompassing live fire and archery ranges, gun safety classes, first aid, land navigation and more.

“Next year we’re hoping to make it even bigger, we’re taking a year to regoup” said Slay. “We’re hoping to add a drowning survival class and emergency first aid class. We don’t want to do the exact same thing year after year.”

Through OHA’s annual banquet and other fundraisers their philanthropic efforts do not end with organizing the annual youth day. OHA recently made donations to the veteran track chair fundraiser and to 4-H for the youth archery club.

The OHA Lakeview Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Eagles Lodge at 27 S. E St. in Lakeview.

For more information on Oregon Hunters Association please contact Ben Johnston at 541-947-4005 or Marla Slay at 541-417-0042.

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