Welcome to Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Club

Welcome to Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Club

Welcome to Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's ClubWelcome to Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Club


Rescheduled Annual 60 Guns Plus Raffle - to October 10th, 2020

 With this COVID-19 Virus we felt it was best to reschedule the Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Annual Gun Raffle 60 Gun Plus Banquet from May 2nd, 2020 to October 10th, 2020 which is a Saturday. Everything else will stay the same except the day we will get together. Your ticket with the original date of May 2nd is still good for this event, just change the date on your stub to October 10th, 2020 so you do not forget the new date. 

If you have the original dated May 2nd tickets to sell, make sure you cross out the date and write the new date October 10th, 2020 on their ticket they keep. 

See you then.

Listen to Federation sportsmen on 570 WKBN


The Great Outdoors - Mahoning Valley Sportsman Radio Show

Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Club is a sponsor of the Mahoning Valley Sportsman Radio Show hosted by Mike Krake on 570 WKBN Saturday morning. The radio show talks about the great outdoors for Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

Radio Podcast Clip 11/23/2019


Listen to Dan Padula President of Western Reserve Fish & Game Association who was a guest on the radio show discussing about the Trumbull Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs purpose and Western Reserve Clubs activities.

For link to this  WKBN Podcast, click the button below.

Great Job Dan.

Radio Podcast 12/14/2019


Listen to Don Koches talk about the Trumbull County Beagle Club, how Field Trails are performed, dates of their upcoming Field Trails, beagle's as hunting dogs and pets.

Great Job Don.

Radio Podcast 1/18/2020


Listen to Gary Dickerhoof, Ralph Green, and Jeff Humm,  talk about Ellsworth Sportman's Club.

Radio Podcast 2/22/2020

Listen to Ted Brown the Treasurer of Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club in Cortland, Ohio talk about the Club, and upcoming Events. 

Radio Podcast 03/07/2020

Joe Sassone discusses (NASP) National Archery in the Schools Program and how the schools in this area are putting NASP in their curriculum. 

NASP web  https://www.naspschools.org/ 

Federation News

NE Ohio Sportsmen Roundtable with ODNR

NE Ohio Sportsmen Roundtable with ODNR
Monday October 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Yankee Lake Ballroom in Brookfield, Ohio. 

Sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited with Regional Director Denny Malloy,
State Senator Sean O'Brien representing District 32 (Ashtabula, part of Geauga, Trumbull)
and State Senator Michael Rulli representing District 33 (Columbiana, Mahoning)

Will have top Division of Wildlife officials and deer and fish biologists on hand to discuss deer management goals, the perch situation in Lake Erie and other species such as turkeys, otters, and eagles.

All hunters and fishermen welcome and encouraged to attend.

This Event is free, Refreshments will be served.

Questions call Denny Malloy 330-507-9489

No RSVP required 

Link to Ohio Senator Sean O'Brien Page.

Link to Ohio Senator Michael Rulli page.

Link to Whitetails Unlimited page.

Link to ODNR


Mike Tonkovich Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s wildlife biologist

 Mike Tonkovich is the agency’s deer program administrator who's job is to keep tabs on hundreds of thousands of whitetails scattered across all 88 counties. He monitors their numbers, location and overall condition and crunches piles of data in support of an $853 million Ohio industry — deer hunting.

Ohio Outdoor News 

Jan 27, 2019 - Bowhunters, get it ready

Bowhunters Get Ready Article 2019 (pdf)


ODNR - Deer Management Process

Ohio's Deer Management Tool Box (pdf)





 John Vogel Treasurer of Western Reserve Fish & Game Club was asked to be part of the panel to discuss the forum that was titled "Never Again, the Beginning of the End of School Violence" This occurred on April 16th, 2018 at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts downtown Youngstown. 

Panelists include Jackie Mercer, Educator; John Vogel, Treasurer of Western Reserve Fish and Game Association; and Kira Walker, Student, Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past. The moderator is Michelle Nicks, Senior News Reporter WFMJ-TV 21.

If you did not attend the event, you can listen to the recording by clicking the Podcast Link below.

Event was sponsored by:

City Club of the Mahoning Valley

The Raymond John Wean Foundation

The Youngstown Foundation

Youngstown State University

Link to WFMJ News Article

Link to the Podcast  88.5 FM WYSU

Trumbull County Federation Position on 2nd Amendment Statement Letter

Presidents with Clubs associated with the Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen's Club agreed to the position of this Statement Letter in regards to the 2nd Amendment.

Open the Letter Below.

Below is the PDF copy of Trumbull Federation Letter Position on 2nd Amendment and Congressman Tim Ryan's Response to the letter sent to him.



Tim Ryan Response (pdf)






Dan Padula, President WRFG

P.O. Box 2306

Niles, Ohio

May 17, 2018

An Open Letter to Ohio Legislators:

I am the President of Western Reserve Fish & Game Association in Niles, Ohio and I am Recording Secretary of the Trumbull County Federation of Sportsmen.  I want to go on record as being opposed to HB 585.

The two organizations that I hold board positions on represent well over 1,200 dues paying members.  If you include their families and spheres of influence that total grows to more than 4,500 NE Ohio law abiding citizens.

To me and the people I represent, HB 585 does nothing to prevent criminals from obtaining guns and then using them in illegal activities, HB 585 will only further burden local law enforcement with intrusive clerical responsibilities and put additional stress on already tight local government budgets with the creation of a uselessly inaccurate self reporting data base.  Note that source point purchase records already exist for most legally bought firearms and that record is much more accurate.

Even more important, HB 585 allows for the violation of individuals’ Fourth Amendment guarantees against secret hearings and possible direct seizure of private property with no clear due process.  A person’s Second Amendment rights could also be violated on confiscation initiated by nothing more than a property dispute, a jilted domestic partner’s vengeance or inaccurate gossip.

HB 585 is nothing more than a paper knee jerk reaction to a deep series of real social problems.  Mental health, lax record keeping and failures in established protocols should be addressed directly at administrative levels.  Violating the constitutional and statutory rights of law abiding firearms owners is a serious matter that must be avoided in a free society.  HB 585 dramatically impacts the civil liberties of Ohio citizens who lawfully engage in shooting sports and firearms collection.

We have already seen, in recent years, extreme scrutiny in the purchase of firearms and tightening regulations regarding private businesses interpretations of points regarding a right to carry concealed.  And, to what positive effect; illegal obtaining and use of guns continue unabated.  Regulating law abiding citizens in the exercise of their constitutional rights has had no visible positive impact on the violence epidemic.

This bill is a dangerous piece of legislation, born out of fear and political expedience.  Its attempt to legislate “answers” is not fair, logical or based on fact.  I and the people I represent respectfully and strongly ask that those who were elected to serve all of their constituents stand in opposition to HB 585.  Violating the lawful freedom of citizens with a mask of false social protection is intolerable in this state and in this country.


Dan Padula

Click below for PDF copy of this Open Letter

Dan Padula Open Letter HB585 (pdf)


Citizen Debate on HB585

Dan Padula interviewed in Columbus on HB585