Hunter Ridge Ranch and ADWA Host Youth Camp

Hunter Ridge Ranch and ADWA Host Youth Camp

Hunters Ridge Ranch
Hunters Ridge Ranch

CAMDENTON, Mo. –-( One of the hunting industry’s best kept secrets, Hunter Ridge Ranch recently turned over its lodge, lake and landscape to eight young, enthusiastic sportsmen for the First Annual Backwoods Adventure Youth Camp.

The American Deer & Wildlife Alliance (ADWA) helped coordinate the three-day event which hosted four boys and four girls to fishing, swimming, exotic photo safari and hiking, as well as educational opportunities such as turkey calling, taxidermy, Native American crafts, and antler scoring.

“Hunters and sportsmen know that wildlife conservation and land stewardship must be taught and passed down to future generations, so we were happy to host the camp at Hunter Ridge Ranch,” says Oscar Hunter, owner of Hunter Ridge Ranch.

“Our youth need to receive fun and memorable outdoor experiences so they will develop a stronger connection and appreciation for nature. I think the exotic animals and the lake we have on our ranch made for a great location. The staff and I had a great time.”

All of the children received complimentary back packs full of donated supplies and gifts they received throughout the week including arrow head necklaces they made, fishing rods, tackle boxes, turkey calls, as well as the survival necessities like compasses and ADWA water bottles.

“We were up early and ran hard all day long,” says ADWA Regional Director Cody Ryan Greaney. “The Hunter Ridge Ranch made for a perfect summer camp setting and the wildlife opportunities were abundant for these kids. All of the staff at the ranch made a special impression on each child and everyone is already excited about the possibilities for next year.”

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, wildlife management issues, products and services; Spikes Magazine, a quarterly youth publication; and website, a comprehensive search engine for hunting ranches, game preserves and outfitters. ADWA also sponsors the Outdoor Patriot (, a monthly podcast which features commentary and industry guests. For more information on the ADWA, call 877.331.8607 or visit

Nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Hunter Ridge Ranch features a 1,000-acre reserve and 2,000 acres of free-range property which is home to some of the largest whitetail trophy deer in the world, plus magnificent elk, red stag, buffalo and fallow deer. Hunter Ridge Ranch also provides fishing in Lake Niangua full of bass, crappie, catfish and blue gill, along with pristine conditions for excellent duck and turkey hunting. Above all, Hunter Ridge Ranch fully caters to its guests’ individual needs to make their visit a truly memorable experience.

To learn more about Hunter Ridge Ranch or its corporate and customized packages, call 800.288.9997 or visit

Headquartered in Camdenton, Mo., Hunter Ridge Ranch is one of the nation’s premium hunting destinations for a world-class outdoor experience. For more information on the Hunter Ridge Whitetails, call 800.288.9997.