Special dinner serves as prelude to annual youth hunt

Participants in the annual Dave Hollond Memorial Youth Hunt pose for a picture before dinner. Participants in the annual Dave Hollond Memorial Youth Hunt pose for a picture before dinner. Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

The Olpe Chicken House served as the meeting grounds for guides and young hunters taking place in an annual outdoor experience.

Originally known as the Clint Bowyer Youth Deer Management Hunt, the now named Dave Hollond Memorial Youth Hunt had its official kickoff with a special dinner Tuesday night. The dinner serves as an opportunity for the young men and women participating in the hunt to become acclimated with their individual guides that will be right beside them during their hunt.

One of those guides is Brady Marstall who has been a part of the hunt for several years, which included taking part in the very first event.

 

While the event is a deer hunting expedition, harvesting a deer is not the main objective, rather the goal is to provide young hunters with an enjoyable experience to instil a long-lasting passion for being in the great outdoors. It's safe to say that goal is being accomplished as each year sees several returners to the event.

This includes 13-year-old Journey Walburn who participated in the hunt for the first time last year. Walburn says for her, the most important part of the event is just having fun.

 

14 young men and women and 14 guides will all take part in this year's two-day hunt which is scheduled for January 5th and 6th.

 

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