2016 HUNTER AWARENESS DAY WINNERS - Winners in their categories of the 2016 Hunter Awareness Day held by the Acadiana Sportsmen’s League were, front row, from left, 9 and under winners, 1st place Brenden Lavergne, 2nd place Slade Romero, 3rd place Evan Dauphine; second row, 10-12 winners, 1st place Gabriel Thibault, 2nd place Malakai Magasca, 3rd place Jace Freeman, and 13-15 winner Jason Freeman; back row, Mitch Monceaux (NWTF), Dee DeRouen and Ken Bordelon and ASL, and Javis Noel (State VP of NWTF). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)
2016 Hunter Awareness Day winners announced
The Acadiana Sportsmen’s League hosted the 33nd Annual Hunter Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the police firing range in Crowley.
The day-long, free event was held for children, 15 years and younger, who competed in the annual BB gun shooting contest. Contest winners were:
9 and under: 1st place Brendem Lavergne, 2nd place Slade Romero, 3rd place Evan Dauphine.
10-12 years: 1st place Gabriel Thibault, 2nd place Malakai Magasca, 3rd place Jace Freeman.
13-15 years, 1st place 1st place Jason Freeman.
The Bayou State Bow Hunters Association taught archery skills with 3-D targets. A free skeet show was held for all adults to shoot along with their children.
Other events included learning about the D.A.R.E “Just Say No” program and the opportunity to visit with Acadian Ambulance and view the inside of an ambulance.
Safe hunting skills, safe shooting skills and respect for wildlife and the environment were also emphasized.
League instructors and LWF were on hand to answer any questions about hunting and fishing in Louisiana.
Ducks Unlimited members was also in attendance with door prizes and Green Wing memberships.
Free food and drinks with numerous prizes and shirts also awarded.
For more ASL information, contact Ken Bordelon at 230-1712 or Dee DeRuen at 224-6711.