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Youths to experience firearms, arrows, fur

Switching from pellet guns to .22 rifles will give kids an extra kick at this year’s Scott O’Dell-Steve Hett Memorial Outdoor Youth Day at Marion Reservoir.

The June 10 event teaches kids 8 to 15 about shotguns, rifles, and bows and arrows, all with an emphasis on safety.

Roger and Donna Macy of Kansas Furharvesters Association also will teach about different kinds of animal trapping.

“Different kids like different events, but I think they all like to pick up the shotguns and fire those,” Quail Forever president Torey Hett said. “Everybody seems to enjoy it. It’s been a fun thing to put on the last few years and see the kids be able to cheer each other on and get excited when they hit a target.”

Gifts from the O’Dell and Hett families support the free event.

The event will be 8 a.m. to noon June 10 at French Creek Cove. Children receive free lunches.

Participants are asked to contact Hett at (620) 382-7391 to register.

Last modified June 1, 2017