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August 15, 2013

Outdoors: Gun safety focus at Camo Outdoors Expo

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No matter how old you are, Gast said, fundamentals are critical to successful gun safety.

"Whether you are a young shooter caught up in the excitement of the first hunt or a hunter 15 or 20 years down the line who gets overly casual with how a firearm is handled, practicing the fundamentals are so important," he said. "We're fortunate that there are so few accidents in hunting, but if you look at the archives of the accidents that do happen, typically they involve a family member or a friend. That is also the case in non-hunting accidents involving guns in the home. It is important to be safe with guns not only for your own safety, but for the people you care for the most."

The CAMO Outdoors Expo offers a slew of free outdoors activities for children such as a pedal tractor pull and nature program with naturalist Jon Beam on Friday night and a fishing derby, archery shoot, BB gun shoot, kayaking, barrel train ride and much more on Saturday. Trapshooting and turkey calling competitions are also planned.

For more information, visit outdoorscamo.com or call (570) 541-6246.

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