As many of us have mentored youth, or kids that started as MY and are now junior hunters. Let's have a post that recognizes when our kids pass on to junior hunters.
My son, Danny, started the MY program in 2008 and graduated in 2014. 6 great years in the MY program and now a life-long PA hunter. He is 15 now and will be moving to another class next year. Time flies.
I have been so happy that the PGC came up with the MY program. It was the best decision they have made in many year. My son started when he was 8 (first pic) and we saw a spike buck and he couldn't get a shot. Fast forward to him being 12 his next level of being a junior hunter and getting him the combo licences they offer and he took his first deer and first buck, with a crossbow in the early season. Fast forward again to the last season as a junior hunter at 15 years old, and he takes his first buck woth his 308. So many memories have been made over the last 7 years and many more hoping to happen.
I wish I could turn back time and do it all over again.
Mentored Youth hunting, Cub Scouts, Little League baseball, youth basketball and football. Can't tell you how many mornings I got up and was so excited about the day ahead with my son. Most fulfilling moments ever. Miss those days. Great days are still ahead, but those days were amazing.