Held at W-4 Farms in Dobson, this day was designed to promote and educate youth in the community on outdoor recreation, environmental education and sportsmanship safety. This event was designed for youth and their families to explore different opportunities available in outdoor recreation through hands-on demonstrations, activities and sports.
Participants learned how to safely participate and manage each individual activity as emphasis on safety practices in all outdoor related activities was taught. Activities included: fishing, orienteering, hiking safety, fly fishing, archery, hunter safety – shooting range, turkey education and crafts.
Several side demonstrations were setup showing the basics of utilizing hunting dogs, ATV safety, recycling and composting, agency information, and more.
This event was made possible through the concerted effort of Surry County 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service; local community groups such as the Surry Longspurs Chapter and the Tri-County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Foothills Chapter, and the North Carolina State Council of Quail Unlimited, and Trout Unlimited; associations like Archers for Christ, and the Surry Baptist Men’s Association; parks and services such as Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Forest Service; Surry Community College; and local farm, W-4 Farms.
Event sponsors include: Foothills Chapter and North Carolina State Council of Quail Unlimited, Dude Smith Trucking, Surry Chemicals, Inc., Sage Sport, D & R Farms, Surry Longspurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Mid-South Roof Systems, Marsh Farms, and Moody Funeral Service and Crematory.
This was a great opportunity for families to gain insight and appreciate all the possibilities the great outdoors can provide. For more information on this and future events, contact Teresa W. Wilkins, extension agent, 4-H Youth Development, at 401-8025.