AZ Chapter Sponsors Junior Deer Camp


Young hunters share stories from the first day of the junior deer camp.
Young hunters share stories from the first day of the junior deer camp.

The Arizona SCI Chapter recently sponsored the annual junior deer camp in Units 36A and B south of Tucson. The hunt is one of many collaborative efforts between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and various sportsmen’s groups, gun clubs and conservation organizations that offer first-time hunters an opportunity to learn about hunting in a safe, mentored environment.

A Coues buck green scoring 106 as a first deer will be hard for this young hunter to beat!
A Coues buck green scoring 106 as a first deer will be hard for this young hunter to beat!

This is the Chapter’s eighth year sponsoring the junior hunt. Approximately 40 kids registered to participate in the camp this year, and each was partnered with Chapter members and other experienced hunters who acted as guides. Several mule and Coues deer bucks were taken including one Coues deer having an incredible green score of 106. Several representatives from Game and Fish were on hand to answer questions and take samples from harvested deer that were tested for Chronic Wasting Disease.

The young hunters were partnered with Arizona SCI Chapter members and other experienced hunters who acted as mentors and guides during the camp.
The young hunters were partnered with Arizona SCI Chapter members and other experienced hunters who acted as mentors and guides during the camp.

 

As part of the event, the Arizona Chapter provides the entire group with all meals, and hosts a potluck Saturday night dinner. A total of more than 100 friends and family members joined the group for the potluck dinner.

 

 

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