Kid Leads To Hunter Safety Class

Brad Gill | April 3, 2014

As a Sunday School teacher, I teach my youth to share Christ with their friends—kids listen to kids! It works the same way when promoting hunting.

Samantha Fincher, 9, of Eatonton, killed her first deer last year while hunting with her mom Stephanie in Hancock County. The first kill lit a fire under this young lady. She decided that she was not only ready to take her hunter-safety course but that she wanted to get some other kids involved, too.

“I called our local DNR officer David Allen and asked if he could teach a class,” said Stephanie. “He agreed, and we had a group of 13 ranging from ages 8 to 18 years old.”

The class was hosted March 8 in Hancock County at the Harper Valley Hunting Club’s clubhouse, and all 13 kids passed.

“Later that night, Samantha said she was so happy that we were able to give them the opportunity to take the class, and it was a huge success,” said Stephanie.

So, one girl brought 12 youth hunters into the sport. Let me encourage you to go and do likewise.

GON Kids Calendar of Events

Date       Event                                       Location                                               Contact Phone
4/05       Kids’ Fishing Event                    McDuffie Co., McDuffie State Ponds         (706) 595-1619
4/05       Kids’ Fishing Event                    Bibb Co., Al Shiah Shrine Park                (478) 785-5900
4/11-12  Truth in Nature Striper Fishing   Lake Lanier                                            (404) 374-4228
4/11-12  WRD’s Hunt & Learn Turkey       Jasper Co., Clybel WMA                          (770) 784-3059
4/19       Kids’ Fishing Event                   Habersham Co., Nancy Town Lake            (706) 754-6221
4/19       Kids’ Fishing Event                    Jasper Co., Charlie Elliott                        (770) 784-3059
4/26       Kids’ Fishing Derby                   Lake Russell, Blue Hole Rec. Area            (800) 944-7207
4/26       Fishing and Casting Contest      Walton Co., Meridian Park         
5/03       Fishing and Casting Contest      Walton Co., Mathews Park        
5/09-10  WRD’s Hunt & Learn Turkey      Jasper Co., Clybel WMA                            (770) 784-3059
5/09-10  30-30 Ministries’ HOG CAMP     Washington Co., Oconee Ridge    
5/10       Haralson Co. Trout Rodeo         Haralson Co., Jimmy Smith’s Farm            (706) 624-1367
5/10       JAKES DAY                              Jasper Co., Charlie Elliott                          (770) 784-3059
5/10       Kids’ Fishing Event                   Jasper Co., Charlie Elliott                          (770) 784-3059
5/10       Kids’ Fishing Event                   Franklin Co., Victoria Bryant State Park     (706) 245-6270
5/10       Kids’ Katch Fishing Contest       Rockdale Co., Elks Aidmore, Inc.    (770) 483-3535 Ext. 11
5/10       Youth & All Ages Fishing Derby  Clayton Co., Clayton Co. International Pk. (770) 473-3766

To add a youth event to the calendar for free, e-mail date, event, location and contact information to Brad at [email protected] or call (800) 438-4663.

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