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Short-Notice Opportunity for Young Hunter

October 6, 2009.

From the Colorado Division of Wildlife:

The Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Outreach Program and a private landowner in the Meeker area are teaming up to offer a special youth deer hunting opportunity during the upcoming 4th Rifle Season. This is a unique, guided private-land deer hunt in Game Management Unit 23 for one young person between the ages of 12 and 17 who holds a valid Colorado Hunter Safety Card.
Youth interested in applying for the hunt must submit a letter of interest including their name, age, address, phone number, hunter safety card number and hunting experience (if any). Previous hunting experience is not required but interested youth applicants must NOT have drawn a Colorado 2009 deer license. Applicants should also include a brief essay (less than 500 words) on the importance of hunting as a wildlife management tool in Colorado and why they should be chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime premiere private land deer hunt.
The letter of interest should also include the name and contact information for a parent or guardian who will attend the hunt with the youth. One parent or guardian must attend the hunt and a brief orientation and site-in the day prior to the hunt. The parent of the selected applicant must also attest that the youth has passing grades in school.  
Applications must be received at the Meeker DOW office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 21. Applications should be mailed to Bailey Franklin/Youth Deer Hunt, PO Box 1181, Meeker CO  81641.
Youth selected for the hunt will be notified prior to Wednesday, Oct. 28. The 4th season runs Nov. 11-14.  Youth and parent/guardian will be responsible for providing their own meals and lodging in Meeker.
Questions about the hunt or application process should be directed to the Meeker DOW office at (970) 878-6090.


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