Your Salmon Region Fish and Game is offering a Youth Pheasant Hunt for budding young upland gamebird hunters on Saturday, October 28th. Participants will begin their day by meeting at the Fish and Game office to spend some time learning about pheasants as well as about hunting with dogs. The group will then move to the Salmon Shotgun Range where members of the Salmon Clay Shooters Association will help participants practice their shotgun shooting and safety skills before heading afield.
The actual pheasant hunt will begin in the afternoon at a controlled access site where pen-raised birds have been released. The youngsters will have the opportunity to hunt for pheasants while accompanied by experienced dogs and their handlers.
This youth hunt is free of charge and is open to hunters aged 12-17 years. Participants must have a valid hunting license. In addition, each hunter must be accompanied by an adult chaperone that will accompany him or her during the day. This is a popular event and the limited spaces will fill up quickly. For more information and to register, please contact the Fish and Game office at 756-2271.