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Oct. 17, 2013

DNR to conduct deer hunting clinic in Columbia area Nov. 11

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a great opportunity to attend a deer clinic on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for students aged 10 through 16. The event will be held at a hunt club in the Columbia area.

The clinic will introduce students to game care and prep, wildlife tracking, the rifle range, and how to keep it legal while hunting. The first 10 students who contact Jessica Gibson at gibsonj@dnr.sc.gov will be able to attend. DNR will confirm your attendance by email with further instructions. Only by confirmation may you attend so respond quickly for a slot.

Lunch will be provided at the event and parents/guardians are welcome to stay while there students participate. Please keep in mind this is a school holiday for some and not for others.Youth clinic

DNR's Take One Make One (TOMO) is designed to teach safe hunting practices to students who have no previous outdoor hunting experience. This program will increase their awareness and the value of wildlife and the natural environment by encouraging experienced adults to “pass on” traditional outdoor skills. TOMO emphasizes teaching safe and ethical hunting, the conservation and responsible use of our natural resources and character education. TOMO allows youth to experience the shooting sports and the outdoors through mobile education trailers using video simulators and hands-on air rifle ranges. These education trailers travel throughout the state to local events and festivals and serve as a recruitment tool for the program. TOMO provides a specific mechanism for students to learn about safe and ethical hunting through first-time youth hunts. Participants will be paired with experienced hunters who sponsor and actively participate in TOMO’s hunting mentorship program.

For more information about the program call 1-800-277-4301.

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