Our Youth Wild Turkey Hunt is a weekend hunt and we invite all kids, from first time hunters to youth gobble pros to apply for a one of a kind hunt with Matt and The Light Foundation. Participants spend all weekend with us at our Chenoweth Trails facility on Greenville-Nashville Rd; we provide sleeping arrangement and meals. Requirements for participation; 12-17 years old on the day of the hunt, a resident of Darke County, a valid Ohio hunting license and a completed application. Please check the application for dates and essay requirements. Essays are anonymously graded and the top 16 essays are selected to join us for the hunt. In regard to hunting, The Light Foundation will provide professional guides, guns, ammo, blinds and camo hunting vests. Bagging a bird will be up to you. Our 2017 Hunt has ended, we will post the 2018 applications in December.
Many area businesses have graciously stepped up to support the cause including sponsors: Applegate Livestock, Koenig Equipment, Frank Miller Lumber, Pheasants Forever, Eco-Vehicle Systems, LLC, the Jason Fleming Family, Bob Evans, Gander Mountain, Eikenberry’s IGA, Quaker Boy, Cabela’s, BASF, Aesthetic Finishers, Sharp’s Tavern, MaidRite, Frito Lay, Incorporated, Specialty Hybrid, Jerry’s Laundry, Channel Seed (SonLight), Mote Farm Service, Inc., Syngenta, FOE No. 2177 (Eagles), Thompson Center, Rural King, Bettker Taxidermy, Heavy Shot, and Mycogen. Firearms manufacturer Thompson Center continues to play a significant role, lending product support year after year.