|Youth invited to Pheasants Forever hunt|
By Jan Rahn
Youth interested in hunting are invited to an event in October sponsored by the Perkins County Pheasants Forever chapter.
On Oct. 2, kids between the ages of 12-15 can attend a youth/adult event with instruction and gun safety overview, clay pigeon shoot, followed by a real life hunt.
The event begins at the trap range east of Grant at 9 a.m.
Young hunters will be paired with an adult to hunt in a nearby field with pen-raised pheasants and a dog. Each group will consist of two youth, two adults and one dog guide.
Those interested in taking part in the field hunt must have a hunter safety certificate.
Parents can be assured that their child will have one-on-one supervision.
Pre-registration is required by noon Friday, Oct. 1. Call Tom Olson 353-0123, Jeff Wallin 352-8612 or Aaron Uehling 352-6544.
An outdoor grilled lunch will be provided for the participants.
Perkins County Chapter
The Pheasants Forever chapter in Perkins County was established in early 2009.
As chapter founder and president, Aaron Uehling wants to see youth getting involved with the outdoors which will help build character and give them an understanding of the importance of conservation.
The Perkins County chapter is a strong advocate of the federal Conservation Reserve Program and is working to improve CRP management.
About Pheasants Forever
Established in 1982, Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness and education.
Such efforts benefit landowners and wildlife alike.
Pheasants Forever’s unique system of county chapters allows 100 percent of net funds raised by its chapters to remain at the chapter level for local habitat projects.
Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Pheasants Forever has more than 120,000 members in over 600 local chapters across the United States and Canada.