Youth Raccoon Hunt Planned

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Staff from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources along with the S. C. State Coonhunters Association and the Orangeburg Coonhunters Association will be conducting their annual youth raccoon hunt and bench show in Bowman, South Carolina on Saturday January 10, 2004.

The hunt and bench show will include two age groups (ages 6-13) and (ages 14-17). Door prizes will be given away. Each youth is also required to bring a guardian. The hunt is a field trial type event in which no raccoons are harvested. Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship and the outdoor experience.

Interested participants need to fill out an application and mail or fax them to the Dennis Wildlife Center by Wednesday, January 7, 2004. Applications can be obtained by calling the Dennis Wildlife Center at (843) 825-3388 or (843) 761-8820 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Applications may also be obtained by calling Elliott Shuler at 803-496-3862.