|Longtime outdoorsman, broadcaster to be guest at SCORE|
Calling all “game birds” and other animals, too.
Kent Boughton will return to S.C.O.R.E. 2009 and spend Wednesday, June 17, with fifth and sixth graders at Swinging Bridge Ranch just west of Champion. He will demonstrate numerous bird calls using a variety of different types of equipment.
He will also teach students how to use a diaphragm call. S.C.O.R.E. has purchased diaphragms for each participant for them to keep.
Boughton will also appear at the Wednesday night Science Show at 6:30 p.m. and will help with the fishing sessions Thursday morning at Bauerle’s Pond.
On May 9, Kent Boughton celebrated 32 years as a television weather forecaster. He is the Chief Forecaster of the First Alert Weather Team for the Nebraska Television Network in Kearney
He also hosts weekly hunting and fishing tips for The Outdoor Files, is a Nebraska Pro-Staff member of Hunt/Sleep/Fish-TV and hosts the Nebraska Outdoors radio show for G.I. Family Radio.
He is a master instructor for Nebraska’s Youth Mentored Turkey Hunting Program and is a Hunter Education and Aquatic Education instructor. Kent enjoys sharing experiences with young people through educational talks, fishing clinics and youth-mentored hunts.
Boughton started as a top 40 disc jockey through the Explore Scouts program at KRGI-AM in Grand Island nearly 37 years ago. He continues work for KRGI, hosting and producing his weekly Nebraska Outdoors radio show.
The world’s largest big game conservation organization, Safari Club International, named Boughton Educator of the Year for 2008 at their state convention in LaVista.
According to NSC Education Representative Vicki Westcott, educators and Game and Parks personnel have received this award in the past. Commitment to preserving hunter’s rights, conservation and teaching youth about the privilege of hunting are some of the criteria for receiving this honor.
Westcott said, “Boughton’s Outdoor Files segments deal with all aspects of hunting and have not gone unnoticed in the hunting community. He has been a great advocate for safe hunting, handicapped mentored hunts, hunter education classes and the outdoor enjoyment of Nebraska.”
Each year, Boughton donates various hunts through conservation groups and other organizations including Hunting Down Cancer which is part of Lance Armstrong’s Live Strong program.
Boughton belongs to several conservation groups and remains on the state board of the National Wild Turkey Federation and their Superfund Committee which provides wildlife habitat monies throughout the region.