Photos: The Joys of Introducing Kids to Turkey Hunting

Written by: Scott McEnaney, Eastern ELOG Fishing Director

Not every kid has a chance to learn to hunt, so it’s great to help out when you can.
All photos courtesy Scott McEnaney

One of the joys of turkey hunting is how friendly it is for a youth hunter. The audio aspect of a gobbling Tom combined with the visuals of a fortunate hunter watching a show is something every kid who has the desire should get to see. This is the time of year when you start the process of sharing an experience with a youth hunter.

I met this young man, Noah, two years prior to these pictures being taken. I did not know his family prior to our introduction in the turkey woods. Nobody in the family hunts, but the son had a desire to hunt. I met them because I went into our local hunting supply store and told the owner I would be willing to take a youth hunter out if there was a need. He said he knew of a boy who wanted to go and that he would have them call me.

It took us two years of youth weekends to have great luck, but finally it happened. . .and what a hunt it was!

Scott McEnaney is a native Vermonter and is Orvis’s Eastern Director for our Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program.

One thought on “Photos: The Joys of Introducing Kids to Turkey Hunting”

  1. My memories turkey hunting in morning and trout fishing in afternoon in West Virginia are cherished forever! They were exciting, fulfilling, and everlasting! Take a kid hunting and fishing- more is caught than taught!

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