HSCF works to preserve the future of hunting & conservation through youth mentoring programs and education.
HSCF provides programs which introduce a new generation of young people to the outdoors. These programs provide interactive experiences in the classroom, in the field and on the water. We annually host 150+ area high school students for a day of career introductions to outdoor-related professions, at our annual convention. In addition, we host almost 100 students for hunting and fishing experiences each year. We are firm believers and supports of the R3 initiative.
The groups are small by design, consisting of four to six young people and their adult guides. Limited numbers allow for more thorough hunter or outdoor education and in-depth instruction. Young hunters learn about various conservation efforts by hunting on sponsor ranches that must harvest an abundance of animals in order to maintain their specific wildlife management program. Many different youth hunting, fishing and outdoor experiences are sponsored by HSCF.
For hunting events, hunter safety is priority one and each participant is monitored by a responsible adult guide, who is always in complete control of their assigned firearm. In addition, the hunters are taken to a firing range to practice with an identical or similar rifle prior to entering the field. The goal is for every hunt to prove successful, with all youth hunters harvesting an animal and coming away from the program with a lifelong respect for wildlife conservation.
Qualification Criteria For HSCF’s Youth Hunting Program:
- Must be 12-18 years of age.
- Must hold a current hunting license.
- Must be currently enrolled and actively participating in school.
- Must have passing grades as documented by school sponsor.
- Must have a good discipline record.
- Must come from a non-hunting background with no prior hunting experience or a first-time hunter.
- Must have submitted a signed HSCF Release of Liability prior to hunting.
- Must have completed Hunter Education Course & Safety Training prior to hunt.
- Must attend a HSCF pre-hunt and firearms safety orientation.
- Must present themselves with a neat appearance.
- Must not bring any personal firearms or ammunition (pocket knives acceptable if shown to sponsor on arrival for hunt).
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