A blazing fire inside the clubhouse greeted the sixteen youth participants and their families as they arrived for sign-in. The youth were broken into groups which included one youth hunter, a chaperone and a guide with well-trained dogs, as they ventured into the field to go after some beautiful pheasants. Each youth came back from their adventure successful in their quest and with a smile a mile wide, despite the cold biting wind and being wet clear through. Some participants waited around the clubhouse and took advantage of the clay shooting practice before their shoot time and others ventured there after their hunt.
At the end of the hunt, they were treated to a wonderful cheeseburger meal and soda prepared by the kitchen at Hastings Island. Each youth received a raffle prize at the end of the event, with one lucky youth leaving the proud owner of a Henry Crickett rifle.