Introducing a youngster to the hunting world can change the course of his or her life and lay a foundation of enjoyment and conservation involvement. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) hosts an annual four-day event, immersing youngsters in world of hunting. Do you know a fledgling hunter between the ages of 10 and 17? If so, you’ll want to learn more about their nomination process and how you can influence the future of hunting:

The QDMA National Youth Hunt has proven to be one of our most amazing success stories each year. In 2013, the event will once again be held at a property in Georgia in late October. Each year, the attendees enjoy not only the opportunity to harvest deer, but also camaraderie, along with once-in-a-lifetime experiences like rifle training from the US Army Marksmanship Unit and other unique sessions, including how to age deer, bird dog demonstrations, and much more. Over the course of the four-day event, the attendees make lasting memories and friendships while experiencing a beautiful property.

TX Deer 06 078The nomination period for the 2013 National Youth Hunt is now open! The nomination form is avilable at the top of this page, and the form includes instructions on how to sumbit the completed nomination. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2013, and QDMA will announce the young hunters selected for the National Youth Hunt at its 2013 Naitonal Convention.

This is a great opportunity to introduce a child to the hunting life, in an event that will foster a child’s independent spirit and love for proper wildlife conservation.