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.
APPLYING: 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
JUDGING: 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: www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered.
John Nores, DFG Law Enforcement Division, (408) 591-5174
Media Contact: Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908