EDGEFIELD — A youth coon hunt will be held Nov. 2 as part of a series of nine youth coon hunts being held around South Carolina through February 2014 and sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association.
The Nov. 2 event is sponsored by the Red Hill Houndsmen Association.
For more information on the Edgefield youth coon hunt, contact Wayne Agner at 803-637-6219.
The youth coon hunts will serve as regional qualifying events for the State Youth Hunt Championship. The youth hunts are designed to teach ethics and sportsmanship through low-intensity competitive events. The top two hunters in each age bracket (6-12 and 13-17) and Sportsmanship winners will qualify for the annual South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship at the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County, scheduled for February 2014.
Youth can hunt in as many youth coon hunts as they want, and all events are free.
These are non-harvest events, and guns will not be allowed. Each potential participant should contact the sponsoring club for information regarding specific hunts. Each applicant is also responsible for bringing a coon dog to the hunt and should be able to tell when his or her dog strikes and trees with minimal help from the adult.
For more information on the youth coon hunting series, call (803) 734-3609.