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Second youth turkey hunt honoring lost mentor grows in New York

Winners of the second annual Ryan Rector Youth Turkey Hunt were: First place, Maddie Molina; second, Fischer Sleeman; third, Trenten Dacey. The hunt honors Rector, who passed away in 2022 and was heavily involved in youth hunting mentorship. This year the event had 70 participants. (Photo provided)

The sudden passing of Oneida County, N.Y., outdoorsman Ryan Rector from a work accident in 2022 left the community of Naples devastated.
The 27-year-old hunter, mentor, fire chief, and business owner was well-known and well-liked, and his untimely passing created a gaping hole in his absence. To honor Rector’s passion for turkey hunting and penchant for mentorship, his loved ones organized the Ryan Rector Revival Youth Turkey Hunt, which has now completed its second year.

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