NWTF To Hold J.A.K.E.S. Youth Event At TWRA Region IV Office

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Three Rivers Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting their annual Allen Ricks Memorial JAKES event at the TWRA Region IV office in Morristown.  Other partners include Atmos energy, the Morristown Trap Club, and the Morristown Archery Club.

On Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., youth ages 5-17 are invited to attend the event for a day of outdoor activities including archery, air rifle shooting, trap shooting, still target shooting, trotline fishing lessons, TWRA K-9 tracking demonstrations, hog trapping demonstrations, and more.

The fee is $10 and includes a JAKES membership, a t-shirt, lunch, and a chance at door prizes.  Lunch for one adult is also included.

In order to get registered to receive this year’s shirt, return a completed registration form and a $10 check payable to the NWTF by Aug. 7.  Send check and registrations to:

Jason Noe, 3496 Boatmans Mountain Rd., Morristown, Tn. 37814.

For more information, please contact Jason at 423 581-3513.

The TWRA Region IV Office is at 3030 Wildlife Way, Morristown, Tn. 37814.


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