The Osage Nation Ranch LLC board of directors awarded free hunting spots for six lucky Osage youth.
The six youth will hunt deer for free during the one weekend in October the state designates for youth hunting.
“Each of these spots would have cost several thousand dollars per person to purchase as a lessee,” said Amanda Kendrick-Bartenhagen, Ranch Manager.
She said the original advertisement was for four youth, but the board decided to award six. The youth deer weekend allows for the use of rifle, shotgun, handgun and muzzleloader guns pursuant to state hunting laws and the Osage Nation Wildlife Regulations, she said. Each participant is required to have an accompanying adult (18 and over) who cannot participate in the use of a gun for hunting.
Each youth participant can harvest up to two deer, only one being antlered, she said. The awarded Osage youth are as follows:
Chloe Blossom, 14, Oaks
Lane Cosby, 16, Pawhuska
Wyatt Cosby, 13, Pawhuska
Kelsey Myers, 13, Sperry
Braden Tarwater, 9, Barnsdall
Hayden Renfrow, 17, Pawhuska