Sunflower patches, wheat fields, dummy power lines, dead tree perches and mojo decoys make dove hunting at Gardner Camp a memorable experience for youth. We intentionally keep our group sizes small so that our instructors can provide a high quality hunt for youth alongside their mentor. Our blinds are positioned in our dove fields for maximum flyover to allow for greater success. Typical youth dove hunts include a safety briefing, side-by-side transportation to the blind, an afternoon hunt, dog retrieval, bird cleaning and snacks in Gardner Hall.
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.
- Quail Forever, Golden Triangle Chapter, Adams, Brown and Pike Counties--Casey Brunenn, Youth Coordinator 217/653-7796
- Mississippi Valley Hunters & Fishermen's Association, Quincy--Glenn Sanders, email@example.com
- Hull United Methodist Church Men's Group, Hull
- Whitetails Unlimited—Twin Rivers Chapter, Bowling Green, MO--Jerry Hickerson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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