Spring Fever Part 2: Hunting & Fishing

Spring Fever Part 2: Hunting & Fishing

Did you have a chance to hike and bike the trails mentioned in our last blog? Well, whether you’re ready or not, Mahoning County has even more opportunities for you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Below, check out some of the area’s best hunting & archery ranges, along with fishing and boating locations.

Hunting & Archery Ranges

On Target OutfittersWhat is it?

Located in Canfield, On Target Outfitters is a family-friendly youth mentoring ministry, with 21 acres of indoor/outdoor space. On Target Outfitters offers classes that teach children how to safely participate in archery, fishing, hunting and camping. Throughout the summer, kids can attend camps that focus on these different outdoor skills. The indoor archery range is open to the public on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons.

What’s Happening?

  • Archery Camps
  • Marksmanship Camps
  • Adventure and Survival Camps
  • Fishing and Hunting Camps

For more details about On Target Outfitters’ upcoming camps and events, visit their website at http://ontargetoutfitters.org/.

Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
You’ll find all sorts of upland game species distributed throughout Berlin Lake’s 7,991-acre Wildlife Area. The brushy uplands provide the perfect spot for rabbit hunting, while several woods and brushy areas make for great squirrel hunting conditions. Open wet meadows allow for woodcock hunting as well. An archery range is open sunrise to sunset and is free-of-charge.


Fishing & Boating

Lake Milton State Park
If you’re looking for a fantastic place for water recreation, then Lake Milton is the park for you! At Lake Milton, boating, swimming and fishing are very popular. Designed for unlimited horsepower, boaters have access to three launch ramps. Expect to see a diverse array of fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, walleye and muskellunge.

Berlin Lake
Right now is the best time to fish at Berlin Lake! Live bait and spinning lures have proven to be the most effective when fishing in this area. Here you’ll find largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, walleye, white and black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, brown bullhead and muskellunge.


Want more information on the hunting ranges and fishing locations of Mahoning County? Check out our new outdoor brochure! A digital copy can be downloaded straight from our website or a printed version can be mailed straight to you, upon request. For more details about all things happening in the Youngstown area, visit the Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau website!