Annual “Passing on the Tradition” contest for young hunters now accepting essays

Happy Thanksgiving, from Ducks Unlimited!

Parents looking for a special gift for their son or daughter this Christmas should check out the the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Wildlife Officers Foundation’s annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters.

The California Wildlife Officers Foundation will recognize one grand-prize winner with a lifetime California hunting license that is valued at more than $600. Second and third place winners will also be selected and prize packages will be awarded.

This year’s contest invites entrants to share how hunting has influenced or affected their lives.

“Youth hunters learn invaluable lessons about safety, ethics and conservation when they team with their mentors,” said CDFW Hunter Education Program Administrator Capt. Robert Pelzman. “This year’s essay topic promises to provide plenty of heartfelt examples of how their varied experiences in the field have had a beneficial impact on their individual lives.”

For more information, please visit CDFW.