The members of the Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation recently announced their annual JAKES Day, which will be conducted on the Izaak Walton's property, 6 miles straight up Files Creek Road, in Beverly.
This free event will be June 23 and is open to children ages 17 and younger.
The day will start with registration beginning at 8 a.m., and the event will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. There will be no preregistration this year.
Children are asked to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a change of shoes, if possible, for those who might have a station in the creek. Some of the stations this year will be fishing, skeet shooting and more.
JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth in wildlife conservation and to help pass on the traditions of responsible hunting, along with hunting ethics and safety. All JAKES members also will receive a subscription to JAKES Magazine. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day, and attendees must be present to win.
The Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA, which donates funds for catfish, will once again prepare a free lunch for everyone who attends.
More information is available by calling 304-338-6025 or 304-636-6454.