One local chapter of the national wild turkey federation shared their love of the outdoors with children from around the area.
Chairperson dick sorg says the federation looks forward to jakes days and being able to share their knowledge with others who might not otherwise have the chance to learn about the outdoors.
“it’s to give them that opportunity, what it feels like, if it’s something they like to do,” said Sorg. “Then we’re just planting the seed and they take it from there.”
Sorg says they divided the group of 40 children into two groups. The younger group learned how to shoot at turkey targets with bb guns and bows and arrows. The older group had a more difficult lesson, shooting clay pigeons.
“to keep kids involved in outdoor events,” he said. “Some may or may not hunt, but whether they get into competition shooting and archery, maybe sporting clays, it could lead them on to bow hunting for various species of wildlife.”
Jakes day is a state-wide event held by the national wild turkey federation. Jakes stands for juniors acquireing knowledge ethics and sportsmanship.