It has been about a year since I posted here. I have had a lot of things going in my personal life and just did not have time. We have some of that settled now and our hunting and shooting activity are in full swing.
We hosted the 2019 TYHP Pronghorn hunt in Dalhart on the weekend of October 4-6. We had 4 Youth, it was a very successful hunt.
First Pronghorn Down, this youth is not only a TYHP hunter but also in our 4-H hunting and shooting program. This Prong horn down before lunch.
Pronghorn #2 This young man made it back into camp just before Dark This hunt lasted around 12 hrs.
This young Ladies guide had his vehicle brake down on the hunt. The local Game Warden stepped up and guided her. Her hunt was also about 12 hrs long. The game warden went above and beyond for her. She was very excited about hunting with a Game Warden.
Last but not least this 12 Year old young man traveled about 14 Hrs to get to the hunt. This was his first fire arms hunt ever. He hunted from sun up till sundown on Saturday, but no Pronghorn on the property he was hunting on, So back up and at it bright and Early Sunday. Once again no Pronghorn on the property he was hunting.
Then he got a chance at a Prairey Dog. This young man harvested this Mighty Prairey dog with a brand new .243 at 181 yards. This young man had had some personal trials just before the hunt and needed a win. Judging by the smile on his face I think he got that win. I do not think he could have been prouder of a grizzly bear.
All Pronghorn were harvested on the Rita Blanca National Grass lands, the Prairie Dog was harvested on private property in Sherman County TX.
The guide provided by the farm went above and beyond for this young man.
We had a fantastic group of youth (and parents / volunteers) again this year. It was a very successful hunt and I look forward to the 2020 Hunt