In honor of Scott Callighan, his passion for the outdoors, and his interest in today's youth, applications are being requested for a unique contest, to honor his life and passion for the outdoors.

According to a press release from the Chariton River Full Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, “Scott Callighan was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist and after his passing, his parents requested a memorial be made in part to the Chariton River Full Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Their goal for this memorial was to find a way to contribute to area youth which would provide an avenue to help others enjoy the outdoors as well as continue to promote hunting and fishing to our next generation, which we feel is what Scott would have wanted. As one way to meet this goal, the committee holds an annual contest for a various number of Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Permits to be awarded to deserving recipients.”

Area youth who submit an application are competing for a Missouri Lifetime Conservation Partner (hunting and fishing) Permit valued at $550 which will provide the winner lifetime small game hunting and fishing license privileges. (Deer and turkey hunting privileges not included.)

Applicants must be a resident of Chariton or Linn County and between the ages of 11 and 15 years old at the time of submission. Applicants are not required to have completed the Hunter Safety course prior to the application deadline.

Applications are due by Dec. 31 to Clint Roby at 1201 Douglas Drive, Brookfield MO 64628 or

clintroby@hotmail.com. Finalists will be contacted prior to Jan. 15.

Finalists will receive free admission and must be present at the Chariton River Full Strutters Chapter NWTF banquet in Brunswick on Feb. 1, 2020, to win. For more information call 660-322-1144 or email clintroby@hotmail.com.

There have been 39 permits awarded through this program over the past six years.