Bushy Tail Squirrel Hunt

Photo by Shari Harris
These young hunters learned about squirrel hunting and had a great time harvesting squirrels Saturday.
By Shari Harris

Saturday’s weather was chilly but 25 young hunters from the area braved the cold to hunt squirrels in the second annual Bushy Tail Squirrel Hunt. Eleven sponsors offered a $1 bounty per squirrel and $1150 was paid out to the youngsters for their 115 squirrels.
This year the heaviest limit (10) was 17 lbs. 3 oz. by Levi Garrett of Licking. There was a tie for the heaviest squirrel between Logan Stine and Bree Gaghyam, both with 3 lbs. 11 oz. squirrels.
The squirrel hunt included adults this year, but they did not receive a bounty for their squirrels. A raffle was held, with Alex Buckner winning a gun, Wayne Buckner a tumbler, and Chris Storm a t-shirt. The youth hunters received a ticket for entering the hunt and another ticket for each squirrel, to be entered into a gun drawing. Kaden Keller’s ticket was drawn for the youth shotgun.
Sponsors this year included: Coverdell Auto Glass, Ed Green Realty, Hood’s Frosty Treat, D&C Storm Farms, Big Country 99.3, Bullseye Pawn Shop, Clouse Trucking, Living the Dream Realty, Gifford Farms & Trucking, Danny Wade, and S&S Logging.



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