HAYS, KS – On Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Hays area conservation groups, businesses, and the Kansas
Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will offer a free day of
target shooting and outdoor activities for youth ages 17 and
younger. Called the 14th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival, the event
will be held at the Hays City Sportsmen’s Club 1/4 mile north of
I-70, Exit 157.
All targets, shooting materials, and equipment will be supplied
for the event. Trap, skeet, archery, air rifle/BB gun,
muzzleloader, small-bore rifle, computerized laser shot target, and
paintball shooting will be offered. Furharvesting demonstrations
will complement the event.
This is an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to the world
of shooting sports, hunting, and furharvesting. Hunter education
certification is not required, but youth participants must be
accompanied by an adult. Volunteers specializing in their field of
shooting will closely supervise youth at each shooting station.
Registration for the event will be completed on site, and
participants can enjoy a free lunch.
In addition to the free shooting opportunities and lunch,
several door prizes, guns, fishing tackle, and other outdoor
equipment will be given away. For more information phone Kent
Hensley at 785-726-3212, email email@example.com, or
phone Troy Mattheyer at 785-726-4212.