Missouri Governor's Youth Turkey Hunt

We sponsored Gatlin Bender to attend the Governor's Youth Turkey Hunt . Gatlin was one of the 17 kids selected to attend this year. Kids age 11-15 are treated to a private dinner at the Governor's mansion at our state capital in Jefferson City. After dinner they are individually taken to private land to hunt on some of the best locations in the United States. Gatlin had the honor of staying at a home owned by Forrest Lucas (founder/owner of Lucas Oil). One the fisrt morning hunt he had plenty of action, but unfortunately miss a shot. Gatlin got his revenge on Sunday as he bagged a mature tom turkey minutes after sunrise. Gatlin had never done any type of hunter prior to the Governor's hunt. Gatlin expressed his delight when the 13 year old commented "This was the coolest thing ever".