Badges and Bandits Youth Coon Hunt event this Saturday

by | October 12, 2017 8:06 am

Van Buren County Sheriff Department and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will be hosting their Badges and Bandits Youth Coon Hunt on Saturday.

On Oct 14, an event known as Badges and Bandits Youth Coon Hunt will take place. Young sportsmen and hunters are invited to participate in the coon hunt event sponsored by local law enforcement officers from the TWRA and Van Buren County Sheriff Department.

Those who wish to participate in the youth coon hunting event will need to register at the Van Buren County Sheriff Department starting at 4 p.m. and must be registered by no later than 5 p.m. The Van Buren County Sheriff Department is located at 12 Veterans Square, in Spencer. The event will take place 4 p.m.-midnight.

During the registration process, participating young sportsmen will receive a registration drawing number. All hunters will need to return to the Van Buren County Sheriff Department no later than midnight.

Once the hunters have returned to the sheriff department, numbers will then be drawn for various prizes. Prizes are being made available by TWRA and Van Buren County Sheriff Department.

An adult must accompany every participating young sportsman. Equipment and hunting dogs will not be provided and must be brought by each participating young hunter.

All TWRA state hunting education requirements and wildlife protection laws apply during the Badges and Bandits event. Participating hunters must be 17 years of age or younger.

For those with any questions about this event, call Van Buren County Sheriff Department at (931) 946-2118 or TWRA Officer Kyle Walling at (931) 287-8159.

Raccoon hunting season in Tennessee runs from Sept. 15 until Feb. 28. Raccoon trapping season in Tennessee runs from Nov. 17 until Feb. 28. For more information about Tennessee’s hunting and trapping regulations, licensing, and required training, visit the TWRA website at www.tn.gov/twra.

comments » 1

  1. Comment by Dawn Kirk

    October 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    It’s sad that young people are being taught that this is a sport, satisfying, whatever esp when they could be learning to expand their minds, hearts, and creative spirits.


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