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October 15, 2009

Vermont’s Youth Hunting Essay Contest

WATERBURY, VT -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club are seeking submissions for the third annual Youth Hunting Memories Contest.

“Young Vermont hunters are encouraged to submit a short essay and photo, if available, describing their hunting experience this year,” said Mark Scott with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “Some of the greatest stories told about the Vermont woods in the past two years have come from the hearts of the kids who were out hunting with their family.”

Each youth must submit an essay about one of their hunting experiences and include why hunting is important to them. Criteria to be judged include ethics, landowner relations, appreciation of wildlife, respect for our hunting heritage, and family values. Entrants are encouraged to send in their hunting photos with their story.

The top entry from each Vermont County will win a special prize from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The Fish and Wildlife Department along with members of the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club and the Vermont 4-H Shooting Sports will select the winners. Winners will be announced at the 2010 Yankee Sportsman Classic Show in January.

In addition, the top entry from each county will be eligible to compete for a special big game hunt provided by the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club.

Photographs should be sharp, and any game should be displayed in a tasteful manner. Submissions will not be returned. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Big Game Trophy Club reserve the right to publish photos and essays, and omit submissions that might be offensive. Submissions must include: hunter’s first and last name, address, age, telephone number, county of residence, email address if available, and location of hunt.

The contest is open to anyone 16 and younger. Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2009.

Email submissions to Ann.Shangraw@state.vt.us or mail to:

2009 Youth Hunting Memories Contest

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

103 South Main St., Bldg 10 South

Waterbury, VT 05671-0501.

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: October 15, 2009 15:51:21