YOUTH ESSAY OFFERS CHANCE AT LIFETIME HUNTING LICENSE
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California Wildlife Officers Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters.
The California Wildlife Officers Foundation will recognize one grand prize winner with a lifetime California hunting license, valued at more than $600. Second and third place winners will also be selected and prize packages will be awarded. This year’s contest invites entrants to share their favorite hunting memory.
The contest is open to all junior hunting license holders, as well as youths under 18 who have earned a hunter’s education certificate. Entrants should submit an essay of 500 words or less, describing a past hunting experience (either their own or observing a mentor) that was particularly memorable or special. Entries should be submitted via email to Lt. John Nores at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received on or before Friday, December 16th, at 5 p.m. Applicants must provide their date of birth and a contact telephone number.
Essays will be reviewed and scored by CDFW wildlife officers and other CDFW representatives. The winners will be notified by telephone. The grand prize will be awarded during a special ceremony at the International Sportsman’s Expo show in Sacramento on Saturday, January 21st, 201 at 1:30 p.m. The contest winner must be present with a parent or guardian.