Kentucky’s Youth Deer Hunt A Hit With Kids & Adults

Kentucky’s Anderson County Youth Deer Hunt A Hit With Kids & Adults

Kentucky Department Fish Wildlife

Anderson County, KY –-( The first annual Anderson County youth deer hunt was a huge success.

Anderson County Conservation Officer Phillip Crane, with the assistance of Franklin County officer Jason Wells, hosted a youth deer hunt in Anderson County during youth deer hunt weekend, October 9-10.

Twelve lucky youth from Anderson County and surrounding areas participated in the hunt and took six deer, despite extremely warm weather conditions.

Crane also received help from local sportsmen and landowners. He offers special thanks to Steve Hartley (Steve Hartley Outdoors), Kenny Nash, Jason Wells, Bill Spears, Scott Luna, Jimmy Mcguffin, Jeremy Abell, Brandon Carney, Adam Wells, Aaron Burkhead and family, Shane Mink and Mike Hockensmith. Crane says the hunt could not have happened without their help.

A big thanks to sponsors Kentucky Conservation Officers Association, Wal- Mart, Darnell/Burkhead Meat Processors, and Markwell’s Processing, and to Shannon Crane, Emily Wells and John Gilbert Peach for helping with the food. Crane offered thanks to the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club for allowing us to utilize their facility and firing range.

Crane says it was worth all of the time and effort to see the kids’ eyes light up after getting to participate in the hunt. It was a first for many.

“Our youth is the future of our hunting heritage, so please take a kid hunting,” said Crane. “You will not regret it.”

Read more in the KY October News Letter:

Kentucky Department Fish Wildlife Oct 2010 Newsletter

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