The Cherokee County Pheasants Forever chapter will hold its 8th annual "Ringneck Youth Shoot" on Sunday, October 5, at the Hidden Acres Skeet Range at the Jim Steffen acreage, located between Quimby and Washta on Highway 31.
PF signs will be placed along Highway 31 at the entrance. The rain date is Sunday, October 12.
There will be two boys divisions, ages 12-14, and 15-18, and one girls division, ages 12-18. All youth must have a current hunter safety certificate.
Each young hunter will shoot 30 shots, which are a combination of skeet and sporting clays. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.
All young hunters must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration starts at noon, and the youth shoot starts at approximately 1 p.m. Gun safety, shooting instruction, and a clay bird warm up will be covered prior to the shoot. All clay pigeons are provided.
All youth will receive a free subscription to Upland Tales, a magazine that Pheasants Forever produces specifically for youth outdoor education and shooting sports. A hot dog cookout will be held following the shoot.
Many great door prizes will be awarded, including drawings for three shotguns for the young hunters. All youth must be present to win.
For more information, contact Greg Eaton at 225-2414, or Rich Hinkhouse at 225-5678.