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First-time youth deer hunters wanted

By | 1ST INF. DIV. POST | September 18, 2017

     The Fort Riley Outdoors­men Group will host a youth deer hunt during the installa­tion’s youth season. The hunt will take place Oct. 6 through 9 at Fort Riley, said Mark Dombrowski, a volunteer for the FROG.

     Experienced deer hunters from the group will guide the first-time hunters, who must be 9 to 15 years of age, though those age restrictions may be waived based on ex­perience.

     A range orientation will be held 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Range 4.

     Youths will have to display proper marksmanship and safety prior to any hunting and must have a deer permit for Unit 8.

     They are encouraged to bring their own firearms, shells and hunter orange cap or vest if available. A limited number of firearms, shells and hunter orange will be available for those who have none.

     No hunting experience is needed. Guides will assist youths in learning about white­tail deer, conservation and hunting. They also will assist in cleaning deer at the end of the hunt if successful. Guides will arrange for transportation to and from the hunting area. Children of deployed parents will also receive priority.

     For more information please email the FROG at fortrileyoutdoorsmengroup@yahoo.com for an application. All hunts will be based on the number of volunteers available during the hunt. Application deadline is Sept. 29.

 

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