4th Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt Set For Cheatham County On Feb. 8

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the fourth annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Marine Corporal Daniel Greer lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman.

The hunt is for youth ages 10-15. In addition to the hunt, participants will gather at the Ashland City Park at 11:30 a.m. There will be lunch served, as well as dog handling and duck calling demonstrations.

The TWRA is partnering with Delta Waterfowl and the Young Sportsman Foundation to sponsor this year’s event.

Space is limited for the event. For an application or for more information, visit the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org or contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Coordinator at don.hosse@tn.gov or 615 781-6541, Don Crawford, Assistant Chief,Information and Education at 615 781-6542 or don.crawford@tn.gov, or Darren Rider, Chief, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement, 615 781-6669.  


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