If they have the write stuff, Washington hunters ages 11 to 17 have a chance to win an expense-paid trip to a hunter development program in Texas.
The Northwest Chapter of Safari Club International has provided funding to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to sponsor the Hunter Education Essay Contest.
The essay topic is “The future of hunting in Washington and the role hunter ethics will play.” Essays must be 300-1,500 words. They are due by May 1 at the Hunter Education Department, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia 98501-1091.
The contest is open only to graduates of the state’s hunter education program. Five student winners will earn the trip to the Y.O. Ranch Apprentice Hunter Program Camp July 1-8. Info: (360) 753-4476.