Youth Hunt Day at Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters We kicked off our bird hunting season with our 10th annual youth day on September 29th, 2012. It was a good day, with great kids, volunteers and sponsors. We couldn’t have asked for nicer all around. We had 33 kids total to join us and enjoy the day. We have posted many pictures of the day on our Facebook page - Go to: Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters / Youth Day to view.
The day included all of the following: Archery Instruction, Conservation information from Turkey Federation, Shooting Instruction for shotgun, retriever demonstration, chukar hunt over pointing dogs, bird cleaning and dinner.
Each of the following contributed to the youth day in monetary donations, prizes to be raffled, or time being given to the day. It would not be as successful without the following:
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - www.rmef.org
National Turkey Federation - www.nwtf.org
Beretta - www.beretta.com
Broom's Bloom Creamery - www.bbdairy.com
The Mill- www.themillofbelair.com
JLR Design - www.jlrdesign.com
Little Electric Inc., Jarrettsville, MD/ 410-692-6361
Many thanks to our instructors and volunteers: Mike Leighty, Doug Welsh, Barry Brown, Don Kagle, Annette Ensor, Natalie Weeks, Tom Maliszewski, Keith Pomraning, Tammy Leighty, Janet Archer & Jim Chitwood for your assistance
NEXT EVENT SCHEDULED
Youth Hunt Day @ Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Please call (410)452-8472 to register your child for this fun opportunity
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 groups of 3-4 kids at a time 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 over to our home farm, show them how to clean their birds and give each one a handout with upland game recipes. The cost will be $30 per child and we ask that we have at least one adult per every two children present. We will have this open to the first 25 children to register. Other children are welcome to join us, but only the first 25 go out for the chukar hunt due to time restrictions.
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
Hunters Cook-out to follow
Bring a dish, chips or beverage if you wish.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans & potato salad & Drinks will be provided
Planning to start eating around 6PM – Please call if attending to give us an idea on the head count. We never want to run short on food and drinks!
Wild game and house specialties welcome to be brought for the grill and to share.
***Raindate: September 29th (1-5)
*Hunter Education (2012)-
In cooperation with our fellow sportsmen @ IWLA, this years’ Hunter Education courses will be offered at the Sportsman’s Chapter IWLA, Onion Rd., Pylesville, MD.
The three day course includes lectures, hunter safety skills demonstration, range skills demonstrations (including live firing), and a final exam. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety. This is a great course for the new or returning hunter – especially our young hunters. Course dates are:
The course consists of 3 classes (Sunday, Saturday and Sunday) from 12:00 to 5:00 on each day. The 2012 class dates will be: *June 3, 9 & 10 Hunter Education (Classroom)
*Aug. 12, 18 &19 Hunter Education (Classroom)
*Sept.16 Hunter Education (Internet Course Exam)
You must attend all classes to be eligible for your Hunter Safety Certificate. The location of the class is: Izaak Walton League Sportsman Chapter, 5018 Onion Road. Pylesville, MD. 21132. You can check out their web site at www.iwla.org/sportsmans
If you have any questions you may call Jerry @ 410-456-2740. Checks are to be made payable to Jerry Rutkowski. Send the application and checks to:
Jerry Rutkowski @ 2117 Allibone Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015
Please contact Jerry Rutkowski by phone at 410-456-2740 or by e-mail at
IWLAHuntersafety@aol.com for additional information or to register for any of the course dates.