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Barbour County youth hunt on tap tomorrow

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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 9:52 am | Updated: 10:01 am, Fri Feb 1, 2013.

The 16th annual Barbour County Wildlife Management Area Youth Hunt is set for tomorrow.

According to event chair Pat Kott, organizers are expecting 350 kids at the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. The youth hunt will include BB gun shooting, archery, skeet shooting, turkey calling, sling shot shooting, deer target shooting competition, compass reading, wilderness survival training, squirrel hunting with squirrel dog handlers and rabbit hunting with trained rabbit hounds.

The event will culminate with the always exciting coon hunt, which includes four new wagons this year.

“Each child attending will be provided an outdoor experience that they will cherish all their life,” Kott stated. “Most children have never been in the woods, never encountered guns, bows, hunting dogs or wildlife. They also have never been shown what a firearm can do, its purpose or how to use it safely.

Alabama Game and Fish conversation officers will oversee the event. All game officers from the southeastAlabamadistrict help supervise and teach at all venues.

According to Kott, the event is now the third largest in the nation and includes youth from Dothan, Montgomery, Columbus, Auburn, Albanyand Phenix City. For more information contact Kott at 695-1308 or via email at kottfam@att.net.

The county WMA is located on Hwy. 49, just south of Hwy. 82 near Eufaula.

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