The Chariton County Full Stutter’s Chapter of NWTF partnered with the Land Learning Foundation to host a youth turkey clinic on April 2, 2016 at Michael and Jeff Quinn’s hunting cabin north of Rothville. 42 future hunters attended this event in which participants completed 5 (30 minute) stations over the course of the day. In addition to learning about turkeys, their habits, and hunting techniques, participants got to try their hand at shooting, calling, and selecting safe and proper hunting set-ups. Tree stand safety was also provided with participants trying a safety harness and actually climbing into a stand.
Generous contributors to this event made it possible for each new hunter to take home a turkey call, and by drawing door prizes all the kids took home either a cap, decoy, backpack, or other miscellaneous turkey hunting equipment donated by our generous sponsors. The Chariton Full Stutter’s also provided two Lifetime Hunting Permits by random drawing to Zane McCauslin and Veronica Vaughn through our Scott Callighan Memorial Lifetime Permit Fund. This fund was set up as a memorial contribution by Kenny and Tena Callighan when they lost their son, and our dear friend in a car wreck about three years ago.
The following contributors made this event possible. Rogers Sporting Goods-Liberty, MidwayUSA-Columbia, Bass Pro Shop-Columbia, Orscheln’s of Brookfield, Walmart of Brookfield, Michael and Jeffery Quinn, Missouri Department of Conservation, Yellow Creek Gobblers, Chariton River Full Stutters, Anthony Eddy Enterprises, and The Land Learning Foundation.