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2019 Youth Pathfinder Award Winner – Nate Wagner

This year’s Youth Pathfinder hunt was awarded to sixteen-year old, native New Yorker, Nathan “Nate” Wagner.  Born in November 2003, Nate grew up the youngest of three boys and was active in sports playing basketball and lacrosse.  He developed an interest in hunting with friends who hunt that later turned into a passion he and his father, Rich, now share.  Nate harvested his first whitetail deer this Continue reading 2019 Youth Pathfinder Award Winner – Nate Wagner

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SCIF Pathfinder Committee Awards Elk Hunt for Terminally Ill Child

Attention Members – Jackie Bartels Memorial Pathfinder Youth Hunts are Available this Fall!

Three Pathfinder Youth Hunts, two deer hunts and one premiere elk hunt, will be awarded to terminally ill or disabled youth who are 21-years or younger.  It is easy to apply!  Simply complete the Pathfinder Youth Hunt Application and return it to Kathy Butler, Humanitarian Services, kbutler@safariclub.org by June 30, 2019

Jena Bartenhagen, a special young lady suffering from brain cancer, realized her dream of hunting elk when she received the Jackie Bartels Memorial Youth Hunt. Jena wanted to hunt elk for a long time but couldn’t because of debilitating hearing loss, physical instability, fatigue and severe pain caused by her illness.  Jena had been scheduled to go on an elk hunt prior to this opportunity, but after recovering from one of her many surgeries, learned that the hunt was no longer available.  For Jena, the hope of hunting elk seemed to impossible in part because of her medical needs. Continue reading SCIF Pathfinder Committee Awards Elk Hunt for Terminally Ill Child