FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2010
2010 Governor’s Youth Wild Turkey Hunter’s Essay Contest Announced
March 15 is the deadline for all essays
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio youth turkey hunters can enter to win a dream hunt with Governor Ted Strickland or nationally-known hunting guides during the Governor’s Celebrity and Youth Turkey Hunt according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.
To enter the contest, Ohio youth hunters must write an essay on the topic, “My Best Hunt Ever.” The essay must be typed and limited to 300 words. Youth hunters between the ages of 14 to 17 years old before March 1, 2010 are eligible to participate. All entries must be sent to the Division of Wildlife via the electronic submission form available at wildohio.com. Email entries will not be accepted. Past essay winners are not eligible to participate. Entries must be submitted by March 15.
Nine lucky Ohio youth hunters will be able to participate in this annual turkey hunt on May 8. The specific location of the hunt will be announced later. A parent or guardian must accompany the young hunter for the overnight trip, but will not be a participant of the hunt.
Winning entrants will be notified by April 16. Three alternate winners will be selected in case of cancellations. A 2010 youth hunting license and turkey permit will be required for all winning entrants.
Judges will be selected by the Division of Wildlife, and the judges’ decision will be final. All essays become the property of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and may be published in Wild Ohio Magazine or other publications.