They're back, it's time again for the annual youth varmint hunts to benefit the Texas Outdoor C.H.I.L.D. a non-profit organization that provides hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures to children that suffer from terminal illnesses and/or life altering medical conditions. The first in a series of hunts is scheduled for February, 16th and 17th. Any child that is from the Lone Star State can register to participate in the weekend long hunt.

The kids will be broken up into three different age divisions and may be bumped up depending on the child's skill level.The varmints to hunt for are bobcat, coyote, fox, raccoon, ring-tails, rabbits, opossums, hogs and other critters. Last year I seem to recall there were several kids that took advantage of harvesting skunks. If that happens this year, event organizer Steve Freeman says "please park on the outside of the fence and leave the stinky critter in your own vehicle for further inspection by the judges." The point system varies from five points for bobcat to one point for lesser hogs and critters. $25.00 per child, contact the event organizer Steve Freeman for information and the form for registration.

Information

Event

Texas Outdoor C.H.I.L.D. Youth Varmint Hunt

Date and Times

Saturday and Sunday, February 16th and 17th from 11 AM Saturday till 7 AM Sunday

Location

Cost

$25.00 per child

More Info.

Each parent and child hunter must have their own land to hunt on. No hunting on public land. There will be no cash awards and every team of four or less must include at least one 18 or over adult. All Texas hunting laws apply and only the kids can shoot, parents are encouraged not to cheat and don't teach your children to cheat. For more on the Youth Varmint Hunt call Steve freeman at: 325-201-2442