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Carpenter’s Brook in Elbridge home to Sportsmen’s Days this weekend

Mike Froats, of the Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club, helps Brandie Dankiw of Syracuse shoot skeet at the Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook in 2010.

Mike Froats, of the Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club, helps Brandie Dankiw of Syracuse shoot skeet at the Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook in 2010. Photo by Ned Campbell.

— Families can fish, shoot skeet and learn all about the outdoors at the annual Sportsmen’s Days this weekend at Carpenter’s Brook in Elbridge.

More than 6,000 people are anticipated to attend the event, which is sponsored by Honeywell and the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days -- Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23. Admission is $5 per car.

The planned outdoor activities are suitable for all ages and include skeet shooting, waterfowl identification/calling, turkey and goose calling, archery, a free turkey call building clinic for kids, BB gun shooting, fly fishing, jig tying, canoeing, muzzle loading and trout fishing.

There will be demonstrations by woodsmen, appearances by local wildlife artists and authors, and retriever and pointer dog demonstrations. Conservation officers, forest rangers and Eddie Eagle will make appearances. Free prize drawings will be held every hour, with a grand prize of a fishing charter for four on Lake Ontario.

Sportsmen’s Day at Carpenter’s Brook was created as a tribute to National Hunting and Fishing Day, which this year falls on Saturday. The local event is one of the largest celebrations of National Hunting and Fishing Day in the state.

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, an Onondaga County Park, is located on Route 321 in Elbridge.

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