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Youth Hunter Education Challenge Practice

Youth Hunt - Hog - Okeechobee County/Istokpoga
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Youth Hunt - Hog - Okeechobee County/Istokpoga

Youth 12 to 17 years old will be able to have a safe, educational, mentored hunt. Youth will have to show proof of completing their Hunter Safety Course. Each youth will need to be accompanied by a parent of guardian. The hunt weekend will teach them marksmanship and firearm safety, tracking and processing game, how to hunt safely, legally, and ethically, and the relationship between hunting and conservation.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/22/2019 to 3/24/2019
When: 03/22/2019
3:00 PM
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United States
Contact: Brandon Stys

Online registration is available until: 2/25/2019
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Listed below is the agenda for the upcoming youth hunt. For those that are selected to attend, proof of a completed hunter safety is required. For any youth 16 years or older, a hunting license for the target species will be required.

All attendees will have a place to primitive camp and food will be provided throughout the weekend. The following supplies are typically needed for the weekend hunt. If you do not have access to certain supplies, the HuntMaster will work to accommodate you.

  • Tent, ground tarp

  • Adequate sleeping bags/pads

  • Wet wipes always come in handy on a primitive camping trip

  • Toiletries

  • Lantern, flashlights, extra batteries

  • Chair, stool and/or a pad for use around base camp and while hunting

  • Bring large ice chest filled with ice. This helps making sure there will be enough ice on site to keep food and beverages chilled. Also, to store and transport any game that may be harvested.

  • Comfortable, full camouflage clothing and boots, including gloves, hat and face masks.

    • Wearing closed-toe/closed-hell shoes at all times is required.

  • Firearm and ammunition (factory loaded) legal to Florida’s regulations of species being hunted and youth compatible.

  • Orange hunting vests for youth & adults, to be worn at all times; unless otherwise instructed by the HuntMaster.

  • Sharp knife for cleaning & skinning game.

  • Zip lock bags for storing harvested game.

  • Insect repellant and/or ThermaCell.

  • Shooting sticks

  • Any additional comfort items including extra snacks or youth friendly drinks that you and your child may desire.

Youth Hunt Agenda

Three-Day Youth Hunt – Friday Night, Saturday, & Sunday Morning

                                      4:00 p.m. Arrival/Check-in/Introduction
5:00 p.m. Firearm Safety and Shot Placement
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Laws and Regulations
8:00 p.m. Ethics
8:30 p.m. Hunt orientation
10:30 p.m. Light Out 
5:00 a.m. Wake Up 
5:15 a.m. Light Breakfast 
5:45 a.m. Depart for hunt (enjoy predawn) 
9:00-11:00 a.m. Return to camp and process game  
 11:00 a.m. Breakfast
12:00-2:30 a.m. Ranges/Skills Trail/Blood Trailing
2:30 p.m. Group Photo
3:00 p.m. Lunch 
3:30 p.m. Depart for Hunt 
6:45 p.m. Return from Hunt 
7:00 p.m. Dinner 
8:00 p.m. Evening Program 
10:30 p.m. Light Out 
5:00 a.m. Wake Up
5:15 a.m. Light Breakfast 
5:45 a.m. Depart for Hunt 
9:00-10:00 a.m. Return to camp and process game 
10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Clean Up