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SCI Orange County Major Supporter of Mojave Youth Quail Hunt

For the third year, there was another great turnout for the 2012 Mojave Youth Quail Hunt.  The 46 young participants, ranging from 8 to 14 years old, enjoyed the weekend and bagged a total of 15 birds. Thanks to the parents for bringing their child, or another youth to this outdoors event.

The hard work of all the volunteers and support and donations from several organizations and private individuals made this event possible. Safari Club Orange County Chapter members, Lisa McNamee and Ron Mizrahi, presented each hunter with backpacks and vests.  Attendees toured and enjoyed the SCI Sensory Safari van that Lisa and Ron arranged to be at the hunt.

Safety was the main focus and the 22 volunteer guides did a great job. There have been no accidents during the three events.

Kudos to California Fish & Wildlife for their support and for allowing the season to be opened two weeks early for this youth hunt.

Riverside chapter of Quail Unlimited furnished T-shirts, California Deer Association along with Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation furnished hats for all the young hunters.

Thanks to the Mojave National Preserve and staff, with special mention of Neal – Wildlife Biologist, Dora – Park Ranger and Kirk – Law Enforcement.  Hats off to all the volunteers who made this happen: Rob, Toni, John C., John N., Frank, Jim, BJ, Shell & Sandy, Bob & Teresa, Tom & Debra, Lyle & Marie, Joel & Christine, Alex, Russ & Marilyn, Hamilton, Dave, Doug and Duke.

Donations from organizations and companies: Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation/John Nelson Safari Club Orange County, Hunter Safety Instructors of Southern California, Society for the Protection and Care of Wildlife/Water for Wildlife, Alpen Optics, Del Taco, Barstow Vik’s Janitorial Service/Las Vegas Hampton Inn, Barstow Culligan Water, Barstow H2Oasis Mohave Valley, AZ Colorado River Distributors, Needles Southern California Friends of the NRA, California Deer Association, Quail Unlimited/ Craig Riedel, Quail Forever, Predator Callers of Orange County, Channel Island Sport Fishing, Ventura Sport Fishing.– Cliff McDonald

Youth Outdoor Safari Day July 21

The Los Angeles and Orange County, California, Chapters of Safari Club International are holding their 14th annual Youth Outdoor Safari Day next Saturday at the Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex located at 14995 River Road, Corona, CA, between the 91 and 60 freeways. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.   [Click for Driving Directions]

The event was started by the Chapters to reach out and expose as many children from the community as possible to the enjoyment that comes from participating in outdoor activities. Through example and guidance, Chapter Members demonstrate not only their passion for the outdoors, but also educate kids to preserve their outdoor heritage for future generations.

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At the all-day event, kids have the opportunity to view and experience firsthand an exciting array of fun outdoor activities. Those activities include archery, BB guns, kayaking, Laser Shot and paintball games. Kids can learn how to make game calls and paint duck decoys. Other activities include walking through the Sensory Safari Van, viewing unbelievable shooting exhibitions and more. Kids can catch fish, see hawks and falcons up close, talk with modern mountain men and cowboys, and win outdoor prizes in the kid’s raffle.

“This event is a great opportunity for us to introduce youths to the outdoor sports,” said SCI President John Whipple.  “Through outreach programs such as Youth Outdoor Safari Day, we are educating kids in a way that’s fun and rewarding for them.”

Cost of this fun-filled event is only $30 per family if you pre-register, or $40 the day of the event.  Included in the cost are kid’s raffle tickets and all the outdoor activities. Pre-registering here is highly recommended. Lunch is $6 provided by In n Out Burger and you can purchase your lunch at time of pre-registration.

For more information about the event, visit the Youth Outdoor Safari Day website. To volunteer, donate, or otherwise get involved in the Youth Outdoor Safari Day, contact: Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex at (951) 735-7981 or email info@youthsafariday.com.