American Deer & Wildlife Alliance Youth Hunt Goes Hog Wild
AUSTIN, Texas –-(Ammoland.com)- Hunting affordability and accessibility are growing concerns in the outdoor industry, but it was not a problem for nearly a dozen children and their parents who enjoyed the thrill of the hunt and the taste of pork at the 2nd Annual Pigapalooza Youth Hog Hunt.
Sponsored by the American Deer & Wildlife Alliance (ADWA), the event was recently hosted at the DB Hunting Ranch in Bertram, Texas.
“The Pigapalooza is always a fun event for the kids but, more importantly, it is another means for us to address the growing problem of hunting affordability and accessibility,” says John Meng, president of the American Deer & Wildlife Alliance.
“Our children today are the sportsmen and conservationists of tomorrow. We, as a society and an industry, must work now to ensure that wildlife stewardship and outdoor participation exists 10, 20 and 30 years from now. The Pigapalooza is only one event during the year, but I know each and every one these kids will remember this experience for a long, long time.”
The Pigapalooza Youth Hog Hunt provides a fun and affordable hunting opportunity for children, ages 8-17, and serves pork sandwich lunches and educational activities to help inform children about wildlife issues. At this year’s event, Wildlife Analytical Laboratories (www.DeerAge.com) provided an informative talk on wildlife stewardship and aging deer through forensics, while other ADWA volunteers provided sessions on duck calling, archery and led a nature walk. In addition to the hunt, children also received free duck calls, scent-masking sticks from Trophy Blend Scents, ADWA caps and a chance to win a free hunt at the ADWA Youth Safari Camp opening later this spring.
“It was a pleasure to be at this event,” says Henry Chidgey, owner of Wildlife Analytical Laboratories. “I very much enjoyed the opportunity to share some of our passion and knowledge about wildlife stewardship with the young folks and I really want to compliment ADWA and the work they do.”
The American Deer & Wildlife Alliance is a non-profit organization working to promote the deer and wildlife industry and to preserve our American outdoor traditions. As a part of its public education efforts, ADWA produces Points Journal, a full-color magazine covering industry news, products and services; Spikes Magazine, a quarterly youth publication distributed to summer camps and public libraries across the country; the Outdoor Patriot, a monthly podcast which features commentary and industry guests; and sponsors Keith Warren’s Deer & Wildlife Stories, a nationally broadcast television program on the Pursuit Channel. ADWA also produces the iHuntAmerica.com website (www.iHuntAmerica.com), a comprehensive search engine for hunting ranches, game preserves and outfitters.
For more information on the American Deer & Wildlife Alliance and/or to become a member, please call 877.331.8607 or visit www.deerwildlifealliance.org.