Sometimes it’s great to be a kid, isn’t it? Not only do most kids approach life with a sense of wonder and awe, but they get to have fun in ways that most of us never dream of anymore.

In fact, kids who like to write could be in for quite a bit of fun and could end up winning an all-inclusive turkey hunt for them and their families.

The Barre Fish and Game Club is now accepting essay-style applications for its new Outdoor Adventure series. The first adventure, the club recently announced, will be an all-inclusive turkey hunt in central Vermont. Lodging and food will be supplied from Friday night through Sunday afternoon on the Vermont Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend, which is April 23 and 24 this year.

Hunting destinations will be pre-scouted and landowner permission will be obtained. The club’s intention is to provide the winning essayists and their families with a turkey hunting adventure “straight out of the hunting shows.”

Knowledgeable, qualified and experienced hosts from the Barre Fish & Game Club will accompany the children and families throughout the adventure.

Essays shall be written by the proposed hunter, be no more than two pages–either hand or type written–and state why the committee should choose them for the adventure. Have you got straight A’s five years in a row? Have you exemplified extraordinary community service? Are you the best big brother/sister ever? The reasons are endless and the club encourages children to think outside the box.

No firearm, equipment or prior hunting experience is required. Children of all ability levels are encouraged to apply, but all children must be 15 years of age or younger and have successfully passed a Hunter Safety Program.

On a separate sheet of paper–not to be considered towards the two-page limit–include the hunter’s full name, mailing address and phone number. Also include the parent or legal guardian’s name and their address and phone number if different from the hunters. Please state when and where the hunter passed their hunter safety course and any prior hunting experience.

All applications shall be postmarked or emailed by March 23. Please email essays to or mail them to:

Barre Fish and Game Club
PO Box 130
Barre, VT 05641

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