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Youth Hunt


Compton Traditional Bowhunters are excited to offer a Youth Hunt at the famed Plum Creek Ranch.

Youth hunters will use longbows and recurves to hunt a whitetail deer on the private Plum Creek Ranch in North Central Nebraska. Youth must be 12 to 17 years old and able to accurately shoot a 35# longbow or recurve. All applications will be reviewed, and youth selection will be at the sole discretion of the Compton Board. A legal guardian will be required to sign a liability release form and be present in the camp but will not hunt. We do ask legal guardians to help around the camp. Compton will provide experienced mentors who will not hunt but will accompany and advise the youth hunter. Considerable time, effort, passion and funds are expended to provide this hunt opportunity. We are looking for youth who are committed to go on this hunt. Youth who are selected for this hunt are expected to attend and give this hunt priority over other activities that may conflict.


The hunt is planned for September 28—October 1, 2023. Participants are required to furnish their own transportation to and from Plum Creek Ranch. All participants will meet in Ainsworth, Nebraska in the early afternoon on September 28th. From there, we will travel together to Plum Creek Ranch. Thursday evening dinner will be served at the Plum Creek cabin followed by a mandatory safety/orientation session. Hunting will begin Friday morning through noon on Sunday. Hunters, parents, and mentors will stay in the cabin or tents provided. Compton will also provide food and reimburse the cost of licenses. Youth hunters and parents/legal guardians need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Youth hunters also need to bring appropriate hunting clothes and equipment. A maximum of 4 youth hunters will participate on this hunt.

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