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The young people of today will shape the
future. It is important that they learn to respect themselves, others,
and the world around them. To work hard. Manage and use resources
wisely. To think before they act, and be responsible for their actions.
Hunting and fishing, along with other outdoor activities provide wholesome,
healthy fun. When young people are introduced to the sports by responsible
adults, they learn more than just the basic skills involved in harvesting fish
and other game, or hitting a target with a bow or firearm. They learn to be
patience, quiet, and observant. To concentrate, and think ahead to the
result of their actions. To function with others as a team.
Appreciate the world around them, and see how there actions impact others.
In short they will become better citizens, and those that mentor them will have
learned much as well. Both will enjoy the time spent together, while forming
lasting bonds of friendship and camaraderie.
In our busy lives, the value of time
spent in the woods or on the water, alone or with others, is immeasurable.
Treasure every minute and share it with others.
The club participates in the Youth Turkey Hunt and the Youth Pheasant Hunt each year. More information on these programs
can be found at the
Mass Divison of Fisheries
and wildlife website. Contact the Board of Directors if you have a child that may be interested in participating in one or both of these programs. If you are an adult willing to mentor a youth Turkey or Pheasant Hunter please let Contact the Board regarding voulunteer opportunities.
Previous FSC Youth Events
Youth Turkey Hunt
April 27, 2013
The Massachusetts Youth Turkey Hunting Program is a partnership
program between the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
(MassWildlife), the Massachusetts State Chapter of the National Wild
Turkey Federation (MA NWTF) and the Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club. The
program is designed to provide young hunters ages 12-17 an opportunity to:
Youth Turkey Hunt flyer
- Learn how to properly handle and shoot a
shotgun for turkey hunting;
- Participate in a field workshop that
provides specialized training in turkey hunting
and safety, and
- Hunt wild turkey under the supervision and
guidance of a safe, experienced adult hunter
serving as a mentor on a special day set
aside just for youth.
September 19, 2010
Kids Day was held on Sept 19th
with Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility as
the presenter of a fine live bird program. Featured birds included the Great
Horned Owl, Kestral,
Vulture, Redtail Hawk and a Golden Eagle. He explained that the habitat and
habits of each bird with visual aids and allowing the children to see them up
Close.The Golden Eagle and Turkey vulture
with their wide wing spans impressed all with the Size of these birds and the
Great Horned Owl showed it could turn its head only 180 Degrees, Not completely
around.The Kestral, which is a bird
native to Mass, is very small and it tends to an herbal diet. The Peregrine
Falcon only hunts birds in flight and can attain speeds of 200 MPH. The
presentation included questions and answers and concluded with a fine round of
Applause for Mr. Ricardi. Pizza and Soda were served afterward.
Kids FISHING DERBY
May 16, 2010
Kid's Fishing Derby
was held on May 16, 2010. There were 37 boys and 19 girls that registered. The
weather was sunny and cool and 137 trout were caught. Prizes
included gift cards to Dick's Sporting Goods.
Casey Landry (13 1/4" Rainbow)
Makenzie MacDonald (12 3/4" Rainbow)
Hollie Shattuck (12 3/4" Rainbow)
First Place: Austin Shook (13 1/4" Rainbow)
Tanner Dumas (13 1/4" Rainbow)
Third Place: Cole
Archenboult (13 1/4" Rainbow)