Along its eponymous creek's scenic banks, Indian Creek Shooting Center's facility has a storied history. In 1977, John Sharp and John Seitz established the business with four trap fields, which eventually grew to include a sporting-clays course, skeet field, and 5-stand field. Now owned by the next generation of the Seitz clan, the ranges host competitions and daylong excursions by drop-in guests as well as members, who benefit from discounts on shooting, supplies, and use of a stocked fishing lake. A 4,000-square-foot clubhouse with kitchen facilities hosts events, such as regular archery and skeet tournaments, and a pro shop provides several gauges of shotgun ammunition.
Tactical Intelligence Group's NRA-certified instructors boast a wide variety of backgrounds, including law enforcement, military service, and fugitive recovery. This diverse experience converges into a single goal: to train and educate Ohio's citizens on safe firearm use. During beginner courses, the instructors illuminate shooting fundamentals and observe students on the range. Tactical Intelligence Group also leads sessions for more advanced shooters and cartoon cowboys.:
Point Blank Range & Gun Shop exists in two places at once, both offering a safe and clean range that is open to the public. After stepping into either the Cincy West or Blue Ash location, visitors find themselves surrounded by 5,000 square feet of firearms, ammunition, and accessories. Away from this ever-changing inventory, Point Blank's team cleans handguns and teaches firearms classes for all skill levels. They also host free events, which cover topics such as safety and maintenance for new gun owners.
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"The objective of the event is to provide a night of entertainment while providing awareness [for] our organization and mission of Pheasants Forever," explains Brian, Beers for Birds' regional representative. As its name implies, Pheasants Forever works to improve the habitats of and public awareness for pheasants, quail, and other wildlife.
And Beer for Birds, a private tasting of beers from more than 10 breweries such as Union Brewing Company, Carson's Brewery, and Bier Brewery, is one of the nonprofit's most popular efforts to further this mission. Rock musicians Alex Williams and James Kramer soundtrack the party with live music as guests enjoy unlimited beer samples, as well as dinner and desserts. All proceeds from the event benefit Pheasants Forever.
Elk Creek Hunt Club sharpens shooting skills and sates hungers with outdoor sporting clay excursions. Like a Gumby-Seagal crossover film, duos traverse 2,500 acres of preserve lands hot on the pursuit of clay targets aboard a two- or four-person golf cart (use of four-person carts is based on availability). Upon arriving at a sporting-clay station, gunslingers prepare to tag fleeing clays as they veer towards the forest-covered or watery horizon. Afterward, hunters can rest their boots inside the Elk Creek Lodge for a hearty meal. The club's lunch menu lists a slew of sandwich and salad options, such as the Angus steak burger with cheese (an $8.95 value), dressed in the traditional garb of lettuce, tomato, and onion, and dinnertime selections include a grilled, 16 oz. rib-eye steak (a $27 value) and a cut of salmon enlivened with a bourbon glaze (a $27 value).
A round of golf on Tanglewood Golf Course's verdant, USGA-rated fairways. A toxin-fighting Himalayan salt stone massage at Edgewater Resort, nestled on the banks of Taylorsville Lake. A fishing trip on the scenic lake itself. Visitors to Taylorsville can try out all these activities and more in the city, aided by Taylorsville Spencer County Tourism, whose team knows all the area's best spots.