The Maddie Marsh Story

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Kids That Love The Outdoors Excel

Maddie Marsh is the 10-year-old daughter of Kevin and Corie Marsh. The family owns the Maddie Moos meat processing business in Mechanicsburg. Kevin has some good ideas on how to get kids interested in hunting.

“I began taking Maddie to the woods when she was three. I let her take her dolls and other things to play with. We sat in a ground blind and when wildlife approached, we just watched,” said Kevin.

Kevin did not hunt when his daughter was in the blind. “I just wanted her to see the wild animals. The decision to hunt was her’s to make when she got older, he said.

At age five, Maddie decided she wanted to hunt and harvested a doe. Five years later Maddie is in the record books for becoming the youngest hunter ever to score a single-season grand slam in turkey hunting. She took an Eastern, Osceola, Mariam, and Rio species using a crossbow.

Maddie Marsh Loves the Outdoors

“The Osceola was the most difficult to call within range. These Florida birds have a lot of predators and that makes them super wary,” according to Kevin.

Add to this several more deer with one being an exceptional buck taken on the family farm in Jefferson County.

This young hunter is a stand-out in sports, as well. Maddie wrestles for Pendleton and is a state champion and two-time national bronze medalist. Way to go Maddie! Keep it up.

Squirrel  Is The Perfect Game Animal To Get Kids Started Hunting

Squirrel season is in and hunting them is fun and exciting for beginners of any age. On hot August days, the squirrels can be found early and late in the day. However, a cool day like today is a sure bet for them to be active longer.

Hickories are the hot spots early. Squirrels will eat them before moving on to other masts. You can drive by a wooded area for the next few weeks and inhale the sweet molasses fragrance of cut hickory nuts.

I have a couple of indicator trees that give me a perspective on the hickory nut crop. Both are shellbark hickories; one was barren and the other had just a few nuts. I did not check any pig or shagbark hickories.

Squirrels also savor the sweet taste of field corn. Hunting along cornfield/woods lines will often put a limit of five squirrels on your belt.

I like fried squirrel, but it can be tough if not properly prepared. I coat my pieces of meat with flour or Frying Magic, then brown on both sides in a skillet. From there, the pieces go into an aluminum pan with three tablespoons of water. Seal the pan with foil and put it in a 300-degree oven for two hours and twenty minutes. Make gravy with the drippings.

I will be on 1240 AM-WHBU this morning at 8:30 with morning man Mitch.

About Rick Bramwell 30 Articles
Grew up in rural Indiana fishing farm ponds and hunting woodlands. Bramwell has been writing outdoors for 48 years. He harvested the record typical whitetail for his county and hunts rabbits with his beagle Tramp. He fished bass tournaments, including Red Man, until 1989. Bramwell has put together an ultra-ultra light system for catching panfish that mostly involves tight-lining a small jig. He attended college at Indiana State and Anderson University. Bramwell has two sons in their 50s, Brian and Gregory. A daughter Jourdan age 27. His greatest memory: fishing trout, salmon and halibut in Alaska. Bramwell's passion, apart from the outdoors, has been coaching high school age fastpitch softball.