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October 22, 2019

9/28/2019 7:30:00 AM
Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge now open
Jacob Friede
Of the Lakeland Times

The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge (NYDHC) promotes young hunters to get out in the woods and carry on the great Wisconsin tradition of deer hunting.

With the deer archery season now open, so is "The Challenge," and youth hunters ages 10-17 are encouraged to get involved.

Area youth, hunting in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Price and Iron counties are eligible to enter the NYDHC.

Youth must be a full-time resident of Vilas, Oneida or Iron County and they must possess a Hunter Education certificate and have been issued a valid state license by the Department of Natural Resources for the appropriate season category.

Printable entry forms are available online, or can be picked up at Kurt's Island Sports Shop, North Country Taxidermy or at The Lakeland Times business office, filled out and dropped off at The Lakeland Times.

Season categories are crossbow, archery, with early and late combined, and gun, with early, late and regular seasons combined. Muzzleloader hunt is now combined with the gun hunt. Any youth hunting in any category this year should fill out an entry form. Each line of the form must be completed in order to be eligible for prizes at the NYDHC banquet. The date of the banquet is yet to be determined.

All deer must be registered for the Challenge within 10 days (240 hours) of being registered with the DNR. For instance, if a deer was registered with the DNR at 3 p.m. on the day it was shot, the entry form must be in before 3 p.m. on the 10th day. Entrants harvesting a deer from Dec. 6-15 must have all of their forms submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 15. No exceptions will be made to this rule.

No entries will be taken after that time, and Dec. 15 is also the deadline for registering for the banquet. Youth who do not harvest an animal can still register to come to the banquet and be eligible to win prizes there.

More than one deer may be entered by any youth, however, only one Challenge Award will be awarded per person.

At the NYDHC banquet, the top three scoring deer from each category will receive special recognition. An award will also be given to the top scoring Mentored Hunt hunter (ages 10-11).

All youth who attend the banquet, regardless of whether or not they harvested a deer, will be eligible for random door prizes. Youth must be present to win a Challenge door prize.

The date for the banquet has yet to be set.

Any antlered deer to be considered for a NYDHC award must be brought to one of the official measuring locations in the area. Those locations are North Country Taxidermy in Hazelhurst, Kurt's Island Sports and The Lakeland Times, both in Minocqua.

All photos of youth and deer should be submitted to The Lakeland Times by emailing hholmes@lakelandtimes.com. Each photo must include the child's full name and information about the deer. Each youth photo containing all of the pertinent information will be printed in the paper. Several youth will also be chosen for full stories about their hunting experience this year.







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