The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is co-sponsoring a youth squirrel hunt in Waynesboro on January 26, 2019. This free event is going into its third year and is open for youth ages 9-15, who must have a TWRA Hunter Education certification by the hunt date and have all the appropriate licenses permits. Those interested in signing up must be able to provide their own firearm and ammunition for the hunt.
Along with the TWRA, Sun Drop and several other local businesses are sponsoring the event. First Baptist Church in Waynesboro will serve as the event’s headquarters.
The day’s activities will begin at 6 a.m. with breakfast. Young sportsmen and women will be teamed with hunting guides, dog handlers and safety officers to participate as guides who will accompany each group to pre-selected properties for the squirrel hunt.
Public hunting lands, as well as private property, will be utilized for the hunt which will conclude with lunch at the church. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to accompany the youngsters on the hunt. There will be safety officers assigned to all hunting parties.
To register for the hunt, send the youth’s name to Wayne County Wildlife Officer Brandon Taylor at Brandon.W.Taylor@tn.gov. Include the hunter’s name, age, address, email and phone number. For more information, contact Taylor by email or at (931) 881-8242.