Gardner Camp is located in Pike County and with that comes whitetails. The whitetails at Gardner Camp are managed solely for our youth hunters. In order to provide a successful experience for youth, we work hard year-round to provide quality natural habitat for deer--combination of woodlands, grasslands and open fields--mixed with a variety of food plots. We offer several types of stands and blinds including elevated stands and ground blinds that are strategically placed in high traffic locations scouted prior to the youth hunters' arrival. Gardner Camp provides weekends for both shotgun and archery hunting for youth. A typical weekend includes a safety briefing, side-by-side transportation to the blind, morning and evening guided hunts, meals, relaxation in Gardner Hall and a campfire. An archery range is provided for sighting in youth bows, as well.
Currently, we work through the following partner organizations to communicate and offer our youth hunting opportunities. Please contact the organizational contacts below or Gardner Camp at 217/432-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest.
- Mississippi Valley Hunters and Fishermen’s Association, Quincy--Robby Kimbrell, Youth Coordinator 217/617-3325
- Whitetails Unlimited—Rivers Edge Chapter, Quincy--Derrick Nelson, email@example.com
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