Thank you to all that sponsored and volunteered to make it a great day for the kids:
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - Monetary donation
Jerry Rutkowski - for clay launchers and the use of the hunter safety guns
Our guides: Jim Lewis, Mike Leighty, Adam Cunningham, Trevor Lewis, Kenny Martin for donating their time and talents
Northern Chesapeake Sportsmen for kids volunteers: Barry Brown, Deek, Francis Gunns and Trisha Raye for the archery range and instruction
Shotgun Shooting instructors: Dan Kagle and Annette Ensor
Check in, pictures, set-up and food: Amber Geiger, Janet Archer and Gwyneth Hann
*** This day is only possible because of great people coming together to make it happen. THANKS!!!!
MDGO Youth Day 2016. Thanks to all for joining us and we hope to have you join us again.
There are more pictures on Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters Facebook page.
Feel free to tag or share any photos you might have from the day as well.
Next Youth Day
Saturday, September 24th, 2017
We will provide each child with some wildlife habitat information, a gun safety lesson, Archery lesson and clay target shooting with a shooting instructors, while small groups of kids hunt with guide and dog in the open field. We will release 3 chukar per child. After the hunt we were going to have the kids come back to the pavilion and show them how to clean their birds to bag and take home. The cost will be $30 per child and we ask that we have at least one adult per every two children present. We will take at least the first 25 children and more if time allows out for the chukar hunt.
We will be meeting at the hunting preserve location.
Hunting Preserve Location:
Mason-Dixon Rd., Pylesville, MD
Near intersection of Mason-Dixon Rd. and Anderson Rd
North 39.4315.26 West 76.2819.65
Agenda for the day
1PM-2PM: Whole group introductions, shotgun safety & group picture for sponsors
2PM-5PM: Break into small groups to rotate through the following:
1) Shotgun Instruction and clay shooting
2) Habitat and Food Plot information
3) Hunt chukar over some fine bird dogs
4) Archery instruction and target shooting
5) Retriever demonstration
Bring a dish, chips or beverage if you wish.
BBQ, hotdogs, baked beans & potato salad, dessert & Drinks will be provided
Please call if attending to give us an idea on the head count. We never want to run short on food and drinks!
Things to bring: Something of blaze orange to wear to the field to hunt, comfortable hiking shoes/ boots, bug spray, sun screen, 7 ½ shotgun shells, shotgun (if you need to borrow one, there will be a couple 20 ga. Shotguns and (1) .410 to borrow), water, hearing protection and shooting glasses if you have them (We will have some to borrow if you don’t have any at the shooting instruction table).
***Raindate: September 25th (1-5)