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8TH ANNUAL TJ’S MEMORIAL YOUTH/DISABLED DEER HUNT SEPT. 6-7

8TH ANNUAL TJ’S MEMORIAL YOUTH/DISABLED DEER HUNT SEPT. 6-7

July 31, 2014

Applications due August 24

PRATT­ – The Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) invite youth, age 10-16, and disabled hunters to apply for a spot in the 8th Annual TJ’s Memorial Deer Hunt September 6 and 7. Interested hunters must be Kansas residents and submit applications no later than August 24. There is no fee to participate and lodging will be provided. To obtain an application, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “TJ’s Memorial Hunt Application.”

On September 6, participants will receive classroom instruction on shooting, safety, and deer hunting, followed by a trip to the range to sight in firearms. Lunch will also be provided.

Later that evening, guides and hunters will depart to their assigned hunting spots. Hunters who are unsuccessful on the first evening will be invited to hunt September 7.

Some hunters will hunt from blinds with experienced guides on private land neighboring the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area in Trego County. Others will have the opportunity to hunt in specially-designated areas on the Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area.

For more information contact Kent Hensley at (785) 726-3212, or Owen Johnson at (785) 483-0504.

Special hunts like this one are part of the Kansas Hunter Recruitment and Retention Program called "PASS IT ON." This program exists to provide any youngster with a desire the opportunity to hunt in Kansas.

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