2013 Sporting Heritage Youth Day
Every year in August, one of our retired DNR Wardens organizes a Sporting Heritage Youth Day to teach our youngsters to appreciate the outdoor sports. The day is free and filled with instruction and prizes including bicycles, fishing rods, and tackle of all sorts.
This year 24 sporting organizations provided 187 instructors and mentors for this day. Our TU chapter has supported this effort every year. Other organizations such as Pheasants Forever, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, White Tails Unlimited, Wisconsin Trappers, Wisconsin Water Fowlers, Rib Mountain Bowmen, National Wild Turkey Foundation, and on and on.
With 187 instructors and over 200 youth not including parents, we had just under 1 instructor for each child.
We teach fly tying and fly casting, and donated a fly rod and reel.
Other groups teach hunter safety, shooting shotguns, bb guns, 22 rifles, setting up deer stands, shooting bows, duck calling, setting up duck blinds, and so on.
I was so busy I couldn't take as many photos this year so here are are a few photos from this year and past years events:
Instructors meeting with Youth Event T shirts.
Trappers with pelts:
Group Photo of some of the participants.