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Title: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on July 16, 2019, 03:01:49 PM
Hey Team,

I had a great meeting today with Turnbull refuge about a youth hunt this year. They seem to be on the fence, because we are only two months away, and planning may be short notice. I was  hoping to see if we had some huntWA folks here with youth under 16 that may want to participate. I want to see if I can come back at them with a general number of interested youth, that may sway them into saying "yes" for this year. Anyone interested?
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: medic6 on July 16, 2019, 03:50:38 PM
Let me be the first to sign my little man up if available.  Keep me posted.   
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: HillHound on July 16, 2019, 05:29:12 PM
I would definitely be interested in signing my son up also.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: benhuntin on July 16, 2019, 08:20:51 PM
My niece has the spike tag this year.


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Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: benhuntin on July 16, 2019, 08:24:26 PM
Are you trying to make a new youth hunt in there? Or are you talking about the kids that drew??


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Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: 180-GRAIN on July 16, 2019, 08:55:25 PM
My 14 year old would participate!
Title: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: Stein on July 16, 2019, 08:58:37 PM
It would be great, lots of interesting birds in there.

My son would be a big yes.


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Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: benhuntin on July 16, 2019, 09:02:03 PM
My niece has the spike tag this year.


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Didnít see this was in waterfowl.


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Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: EWUeagles on July 17, 2019, 07:36:13 AM
My niece has the spike tag this year.


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Didnít see this was in waterfowl.


It's only waterfowl so any draws won't be effected by this. Turnbull used to have a youth waterfowl hunt years ago and WWA Spokane is trying to get it up and running again.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: Dhoey07 on July 17, 2019, 08:09:45 AM
I would be more than happy to mentor a youth out there.  I have decoys, calls and a dog but my daughter is still a few years away from hunting.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on July 17, 2019, 10:05:02 AM
I would be more than happy to mentor a youth out there.  I have decoys, calls and a dog but my daughter is still a few years away from hunting.

Thank you for volunteering! If we are approved this year, we'll have 7 blinds to manage. Two kids per blind. I will PM you once I get the green light.

Even if they say it's too late to do this year, we'll be planning next year for sure, so I'll keep you on my list.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: Stein on July 17, 2019, 10:11:12 AM
Depending on travel and dates, I would be more than happy to help out and lend gear and a dog.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on July 17, 2019, 10:18:50 AM
Depending on travel and dates, I would be more than happy to help out and lend gear and a dog.

Thank you, Stein! The actual hunt would be September 28th all day. The weekend before will be a great educational summit for the kids. Calling, decoy placement, Duck ID, etc.

On another note, I'm also working on trying to secure a place for the second date: Feb 1st. That is the Youth/Vet hunt. Turnbull will not be a good location, but if I can find a farmer in the area that is in need of Geese removal services, we will happily oblige :)
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on July 22, 2019, 01:41:01 PM
Good news!!

Turnbull gave us the green light for the hunt this year. WWA-Spokane Leadership will be creating a flyer this week to promote the event. If we have more than 14 kids registering, Turnbull will handle a random drawing, and notify parents in August. The flyer will have instructions on how to register.

If you've identified yourself on this thread as an adult that is willing to mentor/retrieve, please email WWASpokane@gmail.com with your name and contact information.

A dog or non-motorized way of retrieval is acceptable. The Turnbull slough may be shallow in areas, but walking in waders to retrieve is "near impossible" they said. So bring your Kayaks or the likes :)
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: Stein on July 22, 2019, 01:43:17 PM
Great news!

Unfortunately the WWA banquet is the same night, so we have a decision to make.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on July 22, 2019, 01:50:34 PM
Great news!

Unfortunately the WWA banquet is the same night, so we have a decision to make.

I see that the Lower Columbia and the NW chapter have their banquets that day. That'd be a bit of a drive. I'm sure we'll have enough folks from the Spokane chapter to help out! :)
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: Stein on July 22, 2019, 01:51:39 PM
Yeah, I'm sure you'll be good.  Thanks for putting this together, it's a great opportunity for the kids.
Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on July 31, 2019, 03:16:24 PM
Hi Everyone!

For those that stated their child would likely participate in the Youth Hunt, here is the information you need in order to register for the draw! We are happy we got the green light, and are very excited!

This year, the educational summit the weekend before the hunt will not happen because of short notice. That being said, we were still given the go-ahead to advertise and assist with the actual hunt day.

Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: linxx77 on August 08, 2019, 03:38:07 PM
Just wanted to bump this back to the top. Registration numbers are a bit low so far. Deadline is the 15th, though Iíll ask TB for an extension. Get those post cards! :)


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Title: Re: Turnbull Youth Hunt
Post by: benhuntin on August 08, 2019, 04:00:58 PM
Pm sent


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