December 05, 2007
Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding youths to get their submissions in for the first-ever “Youth Hunting Memories Contest.”
The agency needs to receive entries by 4:30 p.m. December 15, 2007. The contest, announced last month by Governor Douglas, is open to youth younger than 16. Fish & Wildlife is looking for short essays, stories, poems, art or pictures from young hunters describing their time while hunting in Vermont.
The top fourteen entries from youths will win a Beagle Outdoor Wear fanny pack, fish and wildlife hat and the state’s Guide to the Wildlife Management Areas of Vermont.
“We have received almost 20 entries to date,” said Wayne Laroche, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner. “I would like to see more submissions from our young hunters, especially from southern Vermont where there appears to be few entries.”
All entries will be judged by George Crombie, Agency of Natural Resources Secretary, and Commissioner Laroche.
“I would like to see kids send us a story or essay telling us about their hunting experience this past year,” added Commissioner Laroche. “Kids don’t need to have been successful in bagging any game. Often, the best stories are those where the deer or turkey gets away.”
All young hunters who send in a story will be sent a colorful embroidered Youth Hunter Patch.
Young hunters are encouraged to send in photographs with their story. Submissions will not be returned, and the agency reserves the right to publish photos or stories that it wishes. Currently, the Fish & Wildlife Department publishes pictures and stories of youth hunters on its web site (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Submissions must include: hunter’s first and last name, postal mailing address, age, telephone number, and location of hunt.
Email submissions to Ann.Shangraw@state.vt.us or mail to:
2007 Youth Hunting Memories Contest
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
103 South Main St., Bldg 10 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-0501
Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: December 05, 2007 14:57:26