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YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT
Posted: 03 November 2015 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Big Sandy Farm and the Toluca Sportsmans Club are hosting a youth pheasant hunt for children 16 and under.  The hunt will be at Big Sandy Farm outside of Wenona, IL on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  There will be a morning and an afternoon session of hunters.  All hunters must possess a hunters safety card and a valid hunting license, and be accompanied by a legal guardian on the hunt.  There is no cost associated with the hunt. 

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided and there will also be raffles for the kids including a new shotgun, a snow goose hunt, a waterfowl hunt along with other miscellaneous items. 

There are limited spots available so please register in advance.  You can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call or text Dan Knight (309-830-4938) with any questions or to reserve a spot for the hunt.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

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Posted: 10 November 2015 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is not really hunting and actually gives youth the wrong impression on what an upland hunt really is.

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Posted: 10 November 2015 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for your $.02, not that I really care what that may be as opinions are like you know what and everyone has one. 
I’m pretty sure you’ve never been on this hunt or a part of it to see how it is.  It’s as close to a good pheasant hunt as you will see in central Illinois.  Tall thick cover, good bird dogs, and birds both wild and pen raised.  For many kids this is their first hunt, and it is a great way for them to learn the ropes and get field experience under their belts.

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Posted: 10 November 2015 03:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Posted: 10 November 2015 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Like I said everyone is entitled to their opinion.  This isn’t a money making thing for anyone, everything is donated.  We do it for the kids.  I’ll be sure to post pictures of the kids “not hunting” with their birds that just sit there on the ground waiting to be shot.  Try waking up on the other side of the bed tomorrow.

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Posted: 10 November 2015 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Everyone understands the “event” is not money making, however this is when you try to sink your teeth in or set the hook on future business.  Like I said good luck and to each their own, but this is in no shape or form upland hunting.

I would be very proud of a young kid walking ditches all day and seeing nothing, but a child that goes out and shoots 2 or 3 domestic birds in a half hour I just shake my head at.  In my opinion you are part of what is wrong with this country.  Its not about the money, places like yours are fairly cheap, it is a phony experience that bothers hunters in general. 

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Posted: 11 November 2015 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You are what’s wrong with this country, someone who likes to bitch and moan over things they assume and know little about.  There is no business tie to this.  We are a non for profit shooting range that host events through the year for kids.  Like fishing tournaments, 4-H trap shoots, hunters safety courses, this hunt as well as many of our members donate their time to take kids on youth hunts for duck and deer season.  I personally hunt over 50 days a year for anything from squirrels to ducks to deer.  I eat everything I get, and many times go out to just enjoy the outdoors and get away from the bitching and moaning that comes from people like yourself.  Almost every post you have on here is negative, maybe you should try taking some kids hunting, it might cheer your grumpy butt up a little.

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Posted: 11 November 2015 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Just an update on the hunt, we have 16 kids registered so far which puts us at the half way point.  The local papers will have the ads out today and tomorrow so the remaining spots will most likely fill up pretty fast.  We got the gun picked out and ordered, which is a 20 ga shotgun with a combo deer barrel and we also have some shot shells donated from a local gun dealer.

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Posted: 11 November 2015 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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My son will be attending and its all he is talking about…This will be his 1st pheasant hunt….He hunts everything else but thanks to you guys for setting this up for our youth….

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Posted: 11 November 2015 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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P.S. We will be driving 3.5 hours each way because we have no birds in adams county. And him just seeing the dogs work is going to be enough for him:)

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