The 5th Annual Clint Bowyer Youth Deer Management Hunt is coming up on New Year's Day, and Tuesday night the Olpe Chicken House was the scene of the annual dinner and rundown of events for the hunt.
Bowyer was in attendance, autographing hats and visiting with the youth hunters. He says he looks forward to it every year.
This year, 28 guides will be leading 10 boys and 6 girls out for two days of hunting, in order to manage deer population and hopefully nab their very first deer.
High school senior Cayenne Ast will be participating in the Bowyer Hunt for her second year. She says she grew up with the original group of boys that started this hunt, but didn't participate until her principal at Emporia High suggested it.
Once again, the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation paid for the insurance required to host the event, and multiple landowners are opening their land for the hunt. Bowyer says it's enjoyable for everyone involved.
The hunt will take place on January 1st and 2nd, and generally goes until every kid gets their own doe.