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2011 SCI Youth Hunt – Hog Hunt

Posted by admin on 3/26/2011


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What started out as a weather threatened weekend, Saturday March 26th actually cooperated with our plans for the annual SCI youth hunt. At this year’s 2011 banquet and fundraiser, we selected four lucky youth hunters to participate in our traditional hog hunt. In addition, we invited another youth that we felt was a deserving candidate that had recently lost his father. Adding to this, the family that purchased the same hog hunt on our banquets live auction made this a happy and ambitious group of six young men. Along with the supporting family members, this was definitely our largest group for this particular hunt and event. The group met in Castledale, just south of Price, Utah to hunt the large Feral Hogs in which Garrett Hunting Services specializes. Our main guide, Owen Garrett explained the plan of attack in addition to a short briefing on firearms safety and rifle sighting. Afterwards, our group of youth hunters, SCI Board members, guides, family and friends were excited and anxious to begin our hunt. The day started out a bit chilly, however by the time we started hiking and with the excitement of spotting our first duo of hogs, the chill immediately wore off. We started by hiking up on top of the cliffs and mountain ranges to get a better angle and viewing range in our efforts to spot-and-stalk the animals. The hunt started out rather quickly with two downed hogs within the hour. However, there were some concerns later since the animals seemed to be bedding down and difficult to locate. Through the dedicated efforts of the group, all six hunters had their 300+ pound trophies within a few hours.

Mason Coombs – Age 10

Mason Coombs – Age 10

 
Jake Jenn – Age 12

Jake Jenn – Age 12

 
ack VanGerwen – Age 15

ack VanGerwen – Age 15

 
Jace VanGerwen – Age 13

Jace VanGerwen – Age 13

 
Markus Rawlings – Age 12

Markus Rawlings – Age 12

 
Isaac Anthony – Age 13

Isaac Anthony – Age 13

 

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Thank you to our SCI Utah supporters and Owen Garrett for making this project, a success. This marks another successful program that certainly substantiates the Safari Club International charter and mission to help preserve our hunting privileges, as well ensure our future by hunting with our youth and keeping them interested in the outdoors.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2011 YOUTH HUNTERS!

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