Monroe County Young Sportsman Quail Hunt Is March 1

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will sponsor a quail hunt on Saturday March 1, at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake WMA, Monroe County. 

This hunt will be for young sportsmen, ages 10-16 who have passed a Hunter Education class.  The hunt will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.  Each young sportsman will need to be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.  Because of time and space, this hunt will be limited to the first 40 who call and register.

Each young sportsman, along with the non-hunting adult, a dog handler, and a dog will enter a field where quail have been released.  When a dog finds a quail, the young sportsman will be given the opportunity to harvest the bird.  Each young sportsman will be given the opportunity to harvest three birds.  There will be four fields available, accommodating several young sportsmen each hour.  Each young sportsman will need to bring the shotgun and shells they will use in the field.

Lunch will be provided by the Quail Forever Chapter.  The TWRA will have other activities for the Young Sportsman to participate in; skeet shooting and .22 target shooting.  

To register, call David Whitehead at 423 884-6767 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please leave the young sportsman’s name and address along with a telephone number where they can be reached in case there is a weather problem.


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