Duck Junkies has partnered with Delta Waterfowl to put on a mentored youth hunt on February 5th, 2011 in Brantley, Alabama.
The objective: Get kids excited about duck hunting and conservation and get their parents up to speed to support them.
There will be 25 youth attending this event at Conecuh River Ranch. We are going to hunt six at a time out of two blinds (three per blind). There will only be one shooter in each blind at a time. While each youth is shooting, a mentor will be right beside them guiding them step by step. While they are not, mentors will be teaching them about what is going on (the way the ducks are coming in, how to lead them, when to shoot, etc.) After the hunt, mentors will help them clean their ducks and answer any questions that they have.
When back at the lodge, mentors and aids will answer questions of the parents and youth and help teach about the heritage of Duck Hunting. There will be small group lessons about duck calling, decoy placement, scouting, cooking waterfowl and more! Parents who are not familiar with waterfowling will learn the basics of the sport and how to get involved with and support their child in their future of waterfowling.
Over thirty mentors and aids for this event include staff from Duck Junkies* and Delta Waterfowl as well as Chad Poole from Echo Calls, Clay London from Ol' Dogg Guide Service, William Dennis from Drake Waterfowl, Hassey Brooks from the Alabama Department of Ag and a few others in the waterfowl industry.
Duck, Duck Goose has volunteered to donate a lanyard for each youth. Each youth will also receive fleece Duck Junkies hats and a First Hunt package from Delta Waterfowl including a duck call. Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance.
You do not have to be an industry professional to volunteer for this event BUT if you would like to be a volunteer at this event please contact us ASAP as space is filling fast! ALL YOUTH SLOTS FOR THIS EVENT ARE FULL. Any youth that are wishing to be involved in a future hunt should contact us.
Jim Brooks is the Duck Junkies on-site coordinator for this event. This hunt is scheduled to have multiple people filming.
To learn about getting involved in Duck Junkies events, please contact us.
*Duck Junkies staff scheduled as mentors and aids:
Ryan Duck Junkie Marrinan: Founder
Jim Brooks: Alabama Pro Staff, Event Coordinator
Will Fastabend: Louisiana Youth Staff, 3rd Junior World Championship Specklebelly Goose
Shawn Foskey, Georgia Pro Staff, Taxidermist (He will be accompanied by his son Colton, a competitive duck caller.)
John Wilson, Georgia Pro Staff, Life-long committed waterfowler
Michael Scarborough, Pro Staff, Experienced traveling waterfowler
Isaac Brinkley, Field Staff, Student Majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries