Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fulton County Youth Field Day

It is a widely known fact that the youth of today are not as interested in the outdoor sports as were previous generations.  To help counter the trend the Pennsylvania Game Commission originated an annual program which partners with volunteers to introduce young folks to hunting & fishing outdoor activities.   

Local muzzle loading marksmen operated a station where the youth were able to experience black-powder shooting first hand.

DCNR Rangers spoke with the kids about ATV safety and regulations.

Keystone Country Store provided an archery station complete with bows, arrows, targets, and staff.

The Tuscarora Longbeards, the Franklin/Fulton County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey federation demonstrated turkey calling along with passing on tips on turkey hunting and hunting safety.

Pine Ridge Kennels once again entertained both young and old with their awesome demonstration of highly trained Labrador Retrievers.

These dogs are simply amazing.  Their abilities and obedience is remarkable.

Here a volunteer helps a young girl with live firing a .22 rifle, possibly for her first time.

In addition to the above pictured station the kids were also given the opportunity to shoot shotguns at clay birds, representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission discussed boating safety, and Willard & I introduced them to Outdoor Photography.

The event was funded by contributions from local businesses and Safari Club International.  

The day was both informative and fun for the youth and the volunteers alike.


ms426d said...

Good ones Coy, mine are untouched since I was busy with the wedding. The last one is muy favorite simply becausethat is my granddaughter, Trinity!

Chris said...

Beautiful wildlife photos! Wouldn't it be nice if the children were being taught to photograph the wildlife they are being taught to kill? I believe nature should be...especially through the eyes of a child, appreciated for it's beauty and not something to be destroyed.