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Christine and Bob Arndt started the Beau Arndt Foundation as a way to honor their son and channel their grief into something positive.
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Shane Bitler was a close friend of Beau Arndt. He wanted to start a youth turkey hunt to continue Arndt's tradition of getting kids into the outdoors.
Bob Arndt smiles as Bryce Atchison walks up with a turkey he shot Saturday morning on the Beau Arndt Foundation youth turkey hunt.
Bob Arndt briefs participants on Friday's gathering for the Beau Arndt Foundation youth turkey hunt near Americus. His son, Beau, was killed while goose hunting in 2007.
Cameras click and roll video of Bryce Atchison and his wild turkey.
Christine Arndt, right, hands out gift bags to kids on the youth turkey hunt.
Cassie Lane, 9, checks out here gift bag before going on her first turkey hunt. She was one of five kids from the Emporia area taken on the hunt.
From top left, Christine and Bob Arndt, Shane Bitler and Bryce Atchison with the turkey the boy shot Saturday morning.
Cassie Lane, of Emporia, listens to instructions at a Beau Arndt Foundation youth turkey hunt. The foundation was started to honor a fallen young hunter and get more youth into the outdoors.
Pins and bumper stickers have been made in memory of Beau Arndt.
Rope Uhl, of Americus, counts the number of pellets his shotgun pattern put into the head of a wild turkey target.
Friends often stop at Beau Arndt's grave and leave hunting and fishing mementos for the young hunter who died in 2007.
Vance Ralstin, left, gives shooting instruction to Cassie Lane. Ralstin is one of many volunteers to help with the Beau Arndt Foundation.
Cassie Lane gets some last second instructions on how to hold and aim a shotgun.
Rope Uhl practices with a slate turkey call he got at the Beau Arndt Foundation youth turkey hunt on Friday evening.
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