Friday, August 1, 2014
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Area hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 will have an opportunity to participate in the Youth Pheasant Hunting Clinic scheduled for October 5.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Genesee Park and on private land outside Genesee.
"This clinic is a great opportunity to introduce new hunters to the sport of pheasant hunting," said Jay Roach, North Idaho chapter president of Pheasants Forever. "The goal is to make hunting a fun priority among all the other activities that compete for a teenager's time."
Along with the pheasant hunt, youths will learn about wildlife conservation, dog handling, and will be able to hone their marksmanship skills shooting sporting clays. There will be special emphasis on safety, ethics, sportsmanship and the hunting tradition.
The clinic is free and intended for first-time hunters who have already completed a hunter education course and hold a valid 2013 Idaho hunting license. An adult must accompany each young hunter throughout the clinic.
Advance registration is required and space is limited to 25 youth.
To learn more or to register, contact the Clearwater Region Fish and Game office at 208-799-5010 no later than 5 p.m., Friday, September 27.
Sponsors include the Pheasants Forever, Genesee Gun Club, Flying B-Ranch, Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River Gun Dog & Sportsmen's Association and Latah Wildlife Association.