A free youth target-shooting event called a cross shoot will be held June 22 at Miami State Recreation Area on Mississinewa Lake.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be behind the campground on Frances Slocum Trail Road.

A cross shoot is a competition in which the winner is chosen according to which target has a shot closest to its center cross-mark. The cross shoot involves a variety of firearms.

Participants must be 18 or younger. They are not required to have shooting experience. A firearms safety session will be held for all participants before they can handle firearms. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

Advance registration is not required.

Camping reservations can be made at Camp.IN.gov or (866) 622-6746.

The standard entry fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle is in effect for those who have not purchased an annual entrance pass.

For more information on other UWIS programs, see dnr.IN.gov/uwis or visit Facebook.com/UpperWabash, or call (260) 468-2127.

Mississinewa Lake is at 4673 S. 625E. Peru, 46970.

Logo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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