|Special hunts put youths in the spotlight|
By Kurt Krueger
What a thrill for 10-year-old Gavin Adamovich of Eagle River, who harvested his first buck during this year's youth hunt while sitting with his father, Clint Adamovich. He used a .243 rifle for the 50-yard shot.
THE FUTURE of hunting is being protected through the special youth hunts that have been instituted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), allowing kids an exclusive shot at turkeys, ducks and deer prior to the regular season openers.
Every year, the scribbler hears stories from more parent-child teams who participate, and the excitement in their voices tells me that putting young hunters in the spotlight is doing some good.
The beauty of the plan, you see, is that only the young hunters can possess a firearm during those special hunts — meaning the parent or guardian can’t compete and will be giving 100%
|Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:08 PM|