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Youth Goose Hunt Planned In Lewiston

LEWISTON - In efforts to recruit youth into the sport of hunting and to reduce conflicts with the abundant resident Canada goose population, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host a youth goose hunt on Friday, December 27. IDFG will accept names of young hunters, ages 12-17, for the special hunt until December 6. The hunt will take place in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley normally closed to hunting, and personnel from IDFG will supervise the youth. "Last year's youth hunt was very successful and a lot of fun," said Regional Wildlife Biologist Miles Benker. "All the kids had a blast and each harvested a goose or two." Youth can apply individually, but will grouped with three other youth during the hunt. All youth are expected to be properly camouflaged. Youth successful in the drawing must meet the following requirements:
  • Possess an Idaho hunting license
  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program Validation
  • Federal Migratory Bird Stamp for hunters 16 years or older
An IDFG safety officer will supervise the young hunter groups at each site from a half-hour before sunrise until 2:00 P.M. Special arrangements will be made for disabled hunters. For more information, interested hunters can call the Clearwater Region Office at 208-799-5010.