Safari Club International Utah Chapter

2014 Youth Pheasant Hunt

Posted by admin on 12/8/2014


This year we had another successful Youth Pheasant Hunt.  We drew 15 lucky youth from drawings held at both our SCI Utah Chapter Banquet and the Western Hunting Expo.  The event was held on Nov 15th at one of the best and well known hunting locations located in Utah County, Wasatch Wing & Clay.  As the day approached the temperature started to drop and just like last year we received our first snow storm.  We had one of our Youth who wasn’t able to make it as they were coming from Evanston WY and the highway was closed that morning. Even with the weather we had 14 youth attend along with many guests.  From parents, brothers, sisters and even a few grandparents we had plenty of support.  We paired the youth and their guests with a guide, dog and SCI member.  As the hunt began the weather opened and we even got a small glimpse at the sun.  All of the Youth had multiple birds in which they were able to shoot at, sometimes successful and other times not so much.  For many this was their first experience shooting at live targets, and as they learned sometimes those roosters aren’t so easy to hit.  The important part was the fun time enjoyed by everyone and the opportunity to hunt.  After the hunt we met at the lodge for a tasty BBQ pork and chicken lunch.  Stories and laughs were shared from the morning hunt.  There was even a story of rooster being shot and a bald eagle swooped down and picked it up.  I may not have believed it if I hadn’t seen the eagle flying around.  What an opportunity for the kids to see a bald eagle so close.  We had a great time and look forward to hosting this event for many years to come.  The youth that are involved are the ones who will continue our path to preserving our lands and our rights to hunt.  This is why we need to get them involved every chance we get.  We would love to have your youth involved in this event next year.  Look for our drawing at our banquet held Jan 31st or see us at the Western Hunting expo where we’ll be debuting our Sensory Safari Trailer.  Thanks again to all those that attended and donated their time and money.

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