Kids learn valuable hunting skills at camp

In July we had our Kids Camp with 24 first-time students in attendance. The weather was great this year, for a change.

Submitted by R. Greene

Ponoka Fish and Game Association

In July we had our Kids Camp with 24 first-time students in attendance. The weather was great this year, for a change. They were given lessons in archery, rifle shooting and also trap shooting. There was a Hunter Education course, and the students averaged 90 per cent on the exams, which says a lot for the kids and the instructors. Each kid got a T-shirt that will be a good reminder of the fun they had at camp.

The food was great, which helped make everything better. It always helps to have a good cook. Subway donated a meal the kids really enjoyed. Keyera provided some volunteers for a couple of days and that was a big help to the club.

Thanks to everyone who helped out, without your help we could not run all these camps.

This has been a great summer for all of our events that we have every summer. There has been a great turn out for archery and trap shooting all summer.

Hunting season is fast approaching, hope you get your draws in. To those who would like to hunt a grizzly bear, you may get a chance yet. A limited season in some areas is being considered for a hunt in the near future.

As we had a mild winter, the wild animals should be in goodly numbers this fall and winter. Good luck and be careful. We don’t need any hunting accidents. Make sure all your licenses and WIN cards are up to date or you could miss the season. Remember to be eligible for club trophies, you have to be a current member of the club prior to the start of hunting season — not after the fact.

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