As a Sunday School teacher, I teach my youth to share Christ with their friends—kids listen to kids! It works the same way when promoting hunting.
Samantha Fincher, 9, of Eatonton, killed her first deer last year while hunting with her mom Stephanie in Hancock County. The first kill lit a fire under this young lady. She decided that she was not only ready to take her hunter-safety course but that she wanted to get some other kids involved, too.
“I called our local DNR officer David Allen and asked if he could teach a class,” said Stephanie. “He agreed, and we had a group of 13 ranging from ages 8 to 18 years old.”
The class was hosted March 8 in Hancock County at the Harper Valley Hunting Club’s clubhouse, and all 13 kids passed.
“Later that night, Samantha said she was so happy that we were able to give them the opportunity to take the class, and it was a huge success,” said Stephanie.
So, one girl brought 12 youth hunters into the sport. Let me encourage you to go and do likewise.
GON Kids Calendar of Events
Date Event Location Contact Phone
4/05 Kids’ Fishing Event McDuffie Co., McDuffie State Ponds (706) 595-1619
4/05 Kids’ Fishing Event Bibb Co., Al Shiah Shrine Park (478) 785-5900
4/11-12 Truth in Nature Striper Fishing Lake Lanier (404) 374-4228
4/11-12 WRD’s Hunt & Learn Turkey Jasper Co., Clybel WMA (770) 784-3059
4/19 Kids’ Fishing Event Habersham Co., Nancy Town Lake (706) 754-6221
4/19 Kids’ Fishing Event Jasper Co., Charlie Elliott (770) 784-3059
4/26 Kids’ Fishing Derby Lake Russell, Blue Hole Rec. Area (800) 944-7207
4/26 Fishing and Casting Contest Walton Co., Meridian Park waltoncountyga.gov
5/03 Fishing and Casting Contest Walton Co., Mathews Park waltoncountyga.gov
5/09-10 WRD’s Hunt & Learn Turkey Jasper Co., Clybel WMA (770) 784-3059
5/09-10 30-30 Ministries’ HOG CAMP Washington Co., Oconee Ridge 3030ministries.org
5/10 Haralson Co. Trout Rodeo Haralson Co., Jimmy Smith’s Farm (706) 624-1367
5/10 JAKES DAY Jasper Co., Charlie Elliott (770) 784-3059
5/10 Kids’ Fishing Event Jasper Co., Charlie Elliott (770) 784-3059
5/10 Kids’ Fishing Event Franklin Co., Victoria Bryant State Park (706) 245-6270
5/10 Kids’ Katch Fishing Contest Rockdale Co., Elks Aidmore, Inc. (770) 483-3535 Ext. 11
5/10 Youth & All Ages Fishing Derby Clayton Co., Clayton Co. International Pk. (770) 473-3766
To add a youth event to the calendar for free, e-mail date, event, location and contact information to Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 438-4663.