Introducing children and young adults to outdoor recreation including shooting sports, archery and hunting is an important part of building a society that appreciates all that Wyoming has to offer its citizens, according to Nathan Matthews, chairman of the Thunder Basin Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation.
On July 13, the Thunder Basin Chapter in conjunction with several other wildlife conservation organizations will host the fifth annual Thunder Basin Youth Outdoor Field Day in Gillette, Wyo., as a way to introduce a variety of outdoor activities to the community’s youth. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gillette Gun Club.
“We’re excited to host this event again this year,” Matthews said. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to get out there and try some activities that they may not always have an opportunity to. I know my kids love it.” Casey said.
The Youth Outdoor Field Day will include a variety of activities, including archery and firearm safety and shooting. Other activities will include fly fishing, wildlife identification and other outdoor recreation activities.
“This is just an incredible event for the entire family to come out and enjoy, have a free lunch and learn a little bit about some outdoor sporting opportunities,” Matthews said.
In addition to the activities, a free lunch will be served to children and their families and a number of prizes, hats and t-shirts will be given away to the kids. For more information, contact Matthews at 307-299-4582.