Not only is April 5 the opening day of Kentucky’s youth turkey hunting (it closes the next day at dark), it is also the date of the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual dinner and auction.
I could write 20 pages on the good this group of men and women has done for Letcher County, not only for the hunters but for all of the county’s people.
It would be well worth your while to go and check them out. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be at around 7. It will be held at the Pine Mountain Grill, and it is recommended you buy your ticket in advance to insure a meal.
I heard from my old friend, Raymond “Pap” Brown, the other day. He is doing better and is looking forward to seeing all the hunters at the dinner. Speaking of which, if the number of hunters would match the number of members in the Little Shepherd Chapter, it would be one of the biggest chapters in the United States.
It has been a sore spot for years with me that our hunters love to take advantage of the number of wild turkeys we have in Letcher County to hunt, but never get on board to see they are here to hunt in years to come. It is what the ones of us who belong to a club like this call “a free ride” for those that do not.
For only $35 a year you can help insure that our youth will grow up with wild turkeys available to hunt. For more information on joining, or about the dinner itself, contact Raymond Brown, 633-9548, Will Connelly, 633-5012, or Richard Brown at 633-0475.