Outdoor notebook: Wichita teen's painting chosen for 2021-22 Junior Duck Stamp
Margaret McMullen, an 18-year-old Kansas girl, has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, according to a release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The young artist from Wichita created an acrylic painting featuring a pair of hooded mergansers that will be featured on the 2021-22 Junior Duck Stamp, which supports conservation education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
A five-judge panel chose the entry from among the best-of-show entries from 50 states, Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories.
Pheasants Forever youth event on tap
A fun event for young outdoors enthusiasts is coming up next weekend in Independence.
The Pheasants Forever Youth Outdoor Experience will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1 at Remington Ranch, 3974 E. Country Road 5050 in Independence.
The event is free for youths ages 10 to 18 and will include a wide array of outdoors-related activities, including clay target shooting with professional instructor John Frances, BB gun targets and instruction, .22-caliber stationary target shoot, fishing, a BBQ lunch provided to all youths and parents, a three-bird simulated dog trial and archery shooting with professional instruction, plus a free drawing for a .22-caliber rifle.
Attendance is limited, so register as soon as possible.
For more information or to register, contact Ed Holland by phone at 816-810-9535 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeremy Appleby at 630-380-4318.