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CodyDawg

Anoka County Pheasants Forever Youth Day

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We will be hosting our 8th annual Youth Activity Day on Saturday, August 26th, at Beaverbrook Gun Club in Cedar, MN (think East Bethel if you don't know where Cedar is). This event is FREE to kids. We will feed them lunch, give them a Tshirt and let them partake in the following activities:

Trap shooting

.22 rilfe shooting

Pellet gun shooting

Archery

Orienteering

Shoot/Don't Shoot course

Blood Trail

Casting demonstrations and contests

Muzzleloader demos

Dog demos (pretty sure on this one, haven't confirmed yet)

Trapping demos

Live Raptors from the MN Raptor Center

Ducks-on-a-Stick from the USFWS

Conservation Officer and K9 officer

Camping essentials

and more.

We are really trying to get kids there who have not had a chance to experience these type of activities. By making it free and getting the word out, we hope to have well over 200 kids (we had 185 last year). I would like to ask a few things from you folks.....

1. Let me know if our advertising reaches you and how (so we can evaluate the $$ we stick into advertising)

2. Pass the word about the event. I have a flyer is anyone is interested in it.

3. If you can, load up a carload of kids and bring them to the event, and lastly....

4. If anyone would like to volunteer either their time to help at the event, or merchandise to give to the kids or $$ to help pay for 20 ga shells, let me know.

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I brought my son to this event last year he had a blast. This is a very well planned event for kids. I would recommend this to all of you with children. We can't make it this year we've got another wedding to go to out of town. CodyDawg and the rest of the guys that put this on deserve a big pat on the back.

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Thanks birdswacker.

Doesnt seem to be a lot of interest in Youth Day on here this year. Last year there sure was. I had offers of people helping and everything else. Oh well. It is gonna be a fun day for the kids and you can't beat the pricetag (FREE)! Load up the minivan folks and bring a carload. They will all get Tshirts, lunch, and the opportunity to do a lot of activities. Kids just love to shoot and here is a great chance for them to shoot a lot of different things under a controlled environment.

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What time does it start?

Are there guns provided for the shooting events?

Sounds like a good time, we'll definitely be there!!!

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it is ongoing from 9 am to 2 pm. All guns are provided. Everything is provided except the "Utes".....err youths. What was that movie....Joe Pesci I think....anyway, we need kids!

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CodyDawg maybe try and get a couple of fliers up at gamefair?

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We are handing out hundreds of flyers at Gamefair from our booth. I will be out there on Saturday pumping it as much as I can.

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