The Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 30 miles east of Tallahassee, was created to preserve the tradition of ethical hunting and active conservation by introducing Florida's youth to the shooting sports and the great outdoors. Beau Turner formed a partnership with the FWC to open the Center in March 2008.
The center, the first of its kind in Florida, encompasses 160 acres that Turner has leased to the FWC. The goal for the center is to develop a stewardship ethic among youth through programs designed to develop their outdoor skills and to instill an appreciation and knowledge of the longleaf pine ecosystem and wildlife management techniques.
The center offers sporting clays, a .22 rifle range, 3-D and Olympic-style archery ranges, nature trails and a stocked fishing pond. Events held at the center include hunter safety courses, advanced hunting and fishing classes, volunteer training workshops, as well as youth hunting opportunities.
For more information, please visit btycc.org.
- Map to the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, U.S. Highway 19, Capps, Florida
- From I-10, exit US 19 (Exit 225) in Jefferson County, go south for 4.2 miles. The center is on your right
- From US 27, turn north onto US 19 in Jefferson County and go approximately 1/3 of a mile; look for the center on your left.