Youth Outreach Project

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To give back to our community, Red Dirt Waterfowl conducts a three part youth outreach project: writing contest, annual benefit golf tournament, and youth hunt event or fishing event. Each year RDW raises funding, selects youth, and takes youth, who typically have not been hunting or fishing, on a three part hunting or fishing event: clay pigeon shoot, outfit at Cabela's, and an Oklahoma youth duck hunt or a fishing prep afternoon, outfit at Cabela's, and fishing trip. This project is conducted in hopes that the youth we take out may be able to appreciate the outdoors by learning about wildlife conservation and basic survival skills such as how to hunt and fish.   

Youth Writing Contest

Red Dirt Waterfowl teams up with a local public school system to conduct a writing contest in February each year to select four kids for an Oklahoma Youth Duck Hunt and fishing trip. Youth 11-13 years of age are eligible to participate in the writing contest. Participants have one month to write or type a one page paper giving one to three reasons why they want to get outdoors. Contest winners are selected and then winners' parents or guardians are contacted at the end of the contest to notify selection for the Youth Duck Hunt or fishing trip.  For full contest rules, please call or text, Bradley Uhles, Red Dirt Waterfowl CEO.

Red Dirt Waterfowl Benefit Golf Tournament

Red Dirt Waterfowl's annual summer Benefit Golf Tournament raises funding to outfit each youth hunt participant with a hunting hoodie, pants, and boots from Cabela's and to supply clay pigeons and ammunition for the provided shotguns during the clay pigeon shoot and hunt. It also provides fishing clothing and equipment for the fishing trip. For information on tournament dates, golf team registration, tournament rules, or donations, please call or text Bradley Uhles, Red Dirt Waterfowl CEO.

Oklahoma Youth Duck Hunt Events

Red Dirt Waterfowl coordinates a three part Oklahoma Youth Duck Hunt Event. 

Part 1: 

Clay Pigeon Shoot

The four selected and verified youth writing contest winners are taken with parents to privately owned property and are taught about wildlife conservation and basic hunting and gun safety rules.

Part 2: 

Outfit at Cabela's

The youth are taken on a shopping spree at Cabela's to outfit them for the duck hunt. Each kid receives a hunting hoodie, pants, and boots to ensure they stay warm on the duck hunt. 

Part 3: 

Oklahoma Youth Duck Hunt

On an Oklahoma Youth Duck Hunt day, the youth and parents/guardians are taken to privately owned property to enjoy a morning duck hunt over water and experience memories that will last a lifetime. 

Youth Fishing Trip Events

Red Dirt Waterfowl coordinates a three part Youth Fishing Trip. 

Part 1: 

Pre-Fish Day

The four selected and verified youth writing contest winners are taken with parents to privately owned property and are taught about wildlife conservation and basic fishing and safety rules for the trip.

Part 2: 

Outfit at Cabela's

The youth are taken on a shopping spree at Cabela's to outfit them for the fishing trip. Each kid receives a fishing shirt and pants to ensure they are ready for some fishing in the sun. 

Part 3: 

Fishing Trip

On Fishing Trip day, the youth are taken to a nearby farm pond or lake on a bass boat to fish and experience memories that will last a lifetime.