Entertaining your kids takes imagination – and these days, a lot
of money –all the more reason to encourage them to get involved in
outdoor activities. Spending time outdoors, whether it’s hunting,
fishing, or other activities promotes confidence and a level of
education that kids could never get in a classroom. The best part
is that they’re usually unaware that learning is taking place,
because it’s… well, fun!
On Sept. 3, 4 and 10, the Illinois Conservation Foundation will
be hosting a youth dove hunt at the Tortenson Family Youth
Conservation and Education Center in Pecatonica. The event is FREE
to all kids 18 and under. Parents are welcome to join in, for a
reasonable fee of $50 for the day.
The hunts will take place in three huge sunflower fields. One would
be hard pressed to find better dove hunting anywhere in the state
Lunch is also provided free of charge to all who attend, including
parents. There will be a briefing at 9 a.m. Hunting will take place
from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. It’s a
great hunting opportunity for kids, and parents to spend time
together doing something they both enjoy. Not to mention, the other
like-minded friends, they’re apt to make.
The Illinois Conservation Foundation and the TFYCEC are all about
encouraging kids to spend time outdoors, and helping them with the
ability to do just that. So, sign up, grab a kid, or 2, or 3, and
come on out to the TFYCEC for its free youth dove hunt.
For more info or to sign up, visit ilcf.org and click on the
hunting opportunities/TFYCEC link, or call Mark Spangler at (217)
720-4389. Register soon to ensure your preferred date.