CTO Texas is blessed to be in a season of growth as we add new chapters and kids. During this growth phase, we want all kids involved in CTO to have a chance to participate in hunting outings, so we are asking parents to help.
First, registration for outings will now open two weeks prior to the event. This will give parents, guardians and kids time to see the calendar and a chance to register when it opens up. Second, if your child has been on an big-game outing (deer, hogs, exotics) within the last 30 days, we ask you to put them on a waiting list. That waiting list link will be in the event description on the calendar. If the outing does not fill up with new registrants, then we will fill it with kids from the waiting list and contact you if a spot is open.
In order to help families new to CTO, we've create a classification system to help parents, guardians and youth identify the best outings for kids. Rather than an age based system, we are classifying hunts based on hunting and CTO skill levels. This information will be noted in the event description on the calendar.
- CTO First Hunts: For beginning youth hunters who have not harvested a big game animal, never been hunting or participated on a CTO big game outing.
- CTO Intermediate Hunts: For youth hunters that have harvested a big game animal or may have experienced an opportunity to hunt.
- CTO Veteran Youth Hunts: For youth hunters who are actively involved in CTO. This includes those that regularly attend local chapter events, participate on outings and summer camp, help with CTO outreach opportunities, and volunteer for CTO community service projects. Many times, these hunts will be invitation only from the local outfitter.
We appreciate your understanding and hope this clarifies the outing registration process for those new to CTO. If you have any question, contact your local outfitter.