The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter will sponsor a youth quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, March 23. The hunt is for young sportsmen ages 10 to 16 that have passed a Hunter Safety class.

The hunt will start at 8 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. Each young sportsman will need to be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Because of time and space, this hunt will be limited to the first 40 who call and register.

Each young sportsman along with the non-hunting adult, a dog handler, and a dog will enter a field where quail have been released. When a dog finds a quail, the young sportsman will be given the opportunity to harvest the bird.  Each young sportsman will be given the opportunity to harvest three birds. There will be four fields available, so we will be able to accommodate several young sportsmen each hour.

Lunch will be provided by the Quail Forever Chapter. The TWRA will have other activities for the Young Sportsman to participate in; skeet shooting and 22 target shooting. To register call David Whitehead at (423) 884-6767 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (EST). Please leave the young sportsman’s name and address along with a telephone number where they can be reached in case there is a weather problem.

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