Youth Program Director
I was following behind my father with a BB gun through the Grouse woods of Wisconsin when I was just 8 or 9 years old. I started to actively shoot and hunt with a .22 rifle and 12 gauge shotgun when I was 12 years old. The legal hunting age in Wisconsin at that time was 12.
My passion is Upland Bird Hunting. I have been training and using my own hunting dogs since 1999.
When my children reached the age of 12, I attended Hunter Safety with them and apprenticed as a Safety Instructor. Shortly after my second child completed his course I then made the decision to become a Hunter Safety Instructor in 2004. Since that time I have personally worked with close to 1,000 youth between the ages of 10 to 17 on Hunter Safety, Gun Safety, Shooting instruction, Sporting Clay shooting, hunting instruction, dog handling, archery etc.
Currently, I am the Treasure Valley Pheasants Forever (“TVPF”) Youth Programs Director and am directly responsible for the development and execution of our Annual two Day Youth Pheasant Hunt. I am also responsible for developing ongoing educational programs for our youth covering habitat, wildlife conservation and gun/hunter safety. TVPF, as a branch of the national Pheasants Forever organization, is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. We are part of the only National habitat organization that allows individual chapters to control their own funds. What we raise here, stays here.
September 6, 2018
Our 6th Annual Youth Hunt!
- Child’s Full Name:
- Child’s Age the day of the Hunt 6th or 7th:
- Parent/Guardian’s Name:
- Best Email address:
- Best Phone Number contact: (We prefer a cell number as it is great when we need a quick answer or there is a schedule change we need to get out quick via text)
- Will they be Hunter Safety Certified by the day of the Hunt? **Note** Must be Hunter Certified and have an Idaho Hunting License day of the Hunt. No Exceptions.
- Have they participated in this Youth TVPF/WRR hunt before?:
- If So when?:
- Would this be their first time Pheasant Hunting?:
- Would this be their first time Hunting anything? (Birds or Big Game?)
- Eligible ages are 10 to 15 and must Hunter Safety Certified. Eligible ages are 10 to 15 and must Hunter Safety Certified. Eligible ages are 10 to 15 and . . .