Friday April 25th was the start of the 2008 Turkey Hunt. There were 4 new hunters this hunt: Bo-Arion, IA, Brittany-Aplington, IA, Braxton-St. Cloud, MN, and Mitchell-Dubuque, IA. We had 8 returning hunters: Justin-Spencer, IA, Bryce-Laurens, IA, Ryan-Alta, IA, David-Spencer, IA, Dillon-Toledo, IA, Sam-Springfield, MN, and Megan-Spencer, IA.
The evening banquet is always a nice start to the weekend. Roger and his crew served a nice dinner. The new hunters receive new quilts with the SYC logo made by Darlene Wise, a Hunter’s Bible, and are also outfitted with hunting gear. The hunters and guides are introduced and then our speaker takes center stage. This weekend’s speaker was Gerri Caillouet from God’s Great Outdoors Radio out of Ohio. Gerri had a nice program. http://www.ggoutdoors.org
Saturday morning starts very early and the hunters pick up their snacks and head out to the blinds. It was a cold crisp morning. Roger and his crew were busy with morning brunch while the hunters are out. We had pancakes this time and it went over good. Thanks to whoever donated the use of the grill it was great. Gerri Caillouet had devotions after brunch and then the hunters got to rest up. Around 3:00 pm the hunters headed back out and came back around 7:00pm for dinner. We had 2 hunters that got their birds on Sat: Dillon and Braxton. There were a lot of stories the rest of the day. At dinner Dillon and Braxton told about getting their birds. It is such a joy to see the excitement in their eyes as they tell how they got their bird. After dinner is the campfire fun then lights out for an early start on Sunday morning.
Sunday the hunters were out early again and we had another hunter get his bird. Justin was just beaming. He had quite a morning. After brunch Gerri had devotions and then we got to watch some video that our great guys from Outreach Outdoors filmed while they were here for the weekend. Matt, Matt, & Matt were with different hunters during the weekend so we got to check out what goes on out there. Great work guys and nice video and write up on your website.
Summer Fundraiser – August 16th & 17th
Deer Hunt Camp – September 26th, 27th & 28th
We look forward to seeing you all again soon. God be with each and every one of you.