Emmet County Conservation, along with the Emmet County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, hosted the 2012 Fall Youth Day on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Estherville Izaak Walton League club grounds.
Forty-seven youth from grades 4-12 participated in the event Sunday. The Emmet County youth gained experience throughout seven stations including: archery, muzzleloader, .22 rifle range, trapshooting, crossbow, varmint/high-power rifle shooting and a trapping demonstration.
Trophies were awarded to Seth Vaske, archery; Cole Anderson, crossbow; Chase Bonner, .22 rifle; Lucas Gardner, high-power rifle; Cole Budach, trapshooting and Michael Houseman, muzzleloader.
A free lunch and prize drawing concluded the event.
Thank you to all the youth for participating, and a big thank you to the wonderful volunteers and sponsors who continue to help make the event a huge success.