Thursday, November 15, 2012

California DFT Hunter Ed Program and Sportsmen's Expo Partner for Youth Essay Contest

One of the press releases I found in my inbox this morning is one I certainly want to share with the youth of California. There is an essay writing contest where one lucky winner gets a lifetime hunting license for California. Trust me kids, this is a BIG deal as some of us pay $150 a year for our license and tags. For all you moms and dads who have kids hunting, share this with them and encourage them to write something. Not only will it give them an opportunity, but it can also help your wallet in the future!


"Our hunter education program is dedicated to passing on this time-honored tradition for generations to come," said Capt. Roy Griffith, DFG's Hunter Education Program Administrator. "With 21,000 students passing through our program each year, we felt it was more important than ever to reward one individual with a lifetime California hunting license, valued at over $600."

Holders of a junior hunting license and youth under 16 who have valid 2012 hunter education certificate are eligible. To enter, contestants need to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on what "Passing on the Tradition" means to them. Participants are encouraged to write about conservation, sportsmanship and ethics.

Submissions must include name, date of birth, and a contact number. Entries must be received on or before Dec. 20, 2012 and sent to:

Lt. John Nores
P.O. Box #1
San Martin, CA 95046

Essays will be reviewed and scored by the stars of National Geographic's Wild Justice TV show.

AWARD CEREMONY: The winner will be notified by phone and must be present with his or her parents/guardians for the grand prize at the ISE show - Hall A, Sacramento's Adventure Theater stage on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

For additional information contact Lt. John Nores at: (408) 591-5174.

To find out more information on becoming a Hunter Education Instructor and help "Pass on the Tradition" visit:

John Nores, DFG Law Enforcement Division, (408) 591-5174

Media Contact: Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908

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