Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A great pheasant hunt hosted by Sportsmen for children
|Wing shooters looking to hunt with a great group of sportsmen, hunters and supporters of the sporting goods industry should plan on participating in the 15th Annual Sportsmen Helping Children Pheasant Hunt to be held at Raahauge's Pheasant Club in Corona on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. This annual hunt can really kick off an upland game bird season with lots of prime ringnecks released in each field just before hunters, dogs and guides are allowed to hit the knee high cover.
This outstanding event is held each year at Raahauge's Shooting Enterprises and is hosted by many representatives of the Southern California sporting goods industry and members of the California Sporting Goods Association. Funds raised by this hunt will be given to children's organizations, located in the Southland area, who are in need of attention and financial support. Over the past 14 years this group of avid sportsmen and bird hunters have donated in excess of $1,600,000 worth of sporting goods and recreational products that have benefited many recipients.
Western Outdoor News has been a long time supporter of this event and again this hunting editor will be on hand to photograph hunters in the field and write an article to be published in WON after the hunt.
HUNT PHEASANT WITH FRIENDS AND SPORTSMEN — Hundreds of
pheasants will be released in the prime fields of Raahauge's Pheasant
Club and offer up excellent wing shooting over gun dogs. Pictured above
are Harold and Tammie Horner of Victorville along with a good gun dog
and long tailed ringnecks. Expect to enjoy a good morning in the field,
great lunch and camaraderie for a good cause when participating in the
15th Annual Sportsmen Helping Children Pheasant Hunt. WON PHOTO BY JIM
According to Big 5 Sporting Goods executive Alex Cheely, co-chairman of this year's event, each hunter will receive a FREE Hunter's Gift Package valued at $500, be served a great lunch, be part of huge raffle, be able to bid on silent auction items, participate in a live auction of some great guns, hunts, destinations and outstanding gifts.
The hunt will take place on over 600 acres of ground cover making for ideal hunting over pointing and flushing dogs with groups being allowed to hunt designated fields for the first couple of hours of the hunt and then the entire area will be open to hunting birds that were missed in flight or walked over in the fields.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Raahauge's Shooting Enterprises where a pancake breakfast will kick off the event, followed by hunter registration, distribution of Hunter Gift Packages and hunting will begin at 8:30 a.m. At noon all hunters and volunteers will return to the club house to be served an excellent sportsmen lunch and beverages, then there will be a huge raffle and auction and the event concludes with a presentation to children's organization(s).
Hunters participating in the pheasant hunt will be required to have a valid California hunting license, wear blaze orange and have eye and ear protection. To ensure that it will be a successful hunt those hosting this awesome event will make available trained gun dogs and handlers for each hunting group. Interested hunters can sign up as a team and individuals, including junior hunters, will be placed on hunt teams to provide all hunters with excellent wing shooting opportunities. Any company or individual that would like to donate products, services, a hunt or hunting accessories still have time to do so and they should can contact Dave Rickrode at (818) 670-7055. The event does require that those planning on attending make reservations in advance by calling the California Sporting Goods Association at (949) 713-9098 or email a request to email@example.com.