Contributed photo / George Fisher
The 2014 “all star youth hunt” at the Flying B Ranch in Kamiah featured well-behaved kids, dogs, pheasants and weather, Idaho Fish and Game senior conservation officer George Fischer said. “We had twenty of our top students from Riggins, Grangeville, Kooskia and Kamiah. We also had a good turnout of parents and grandparents as observers. We started off the day with a safety talk/refresher, then went into a dog pointing and hunting demonstration. From there the kids shot two stations of sporting clays. We then split up into hunt groups. Flying B provided guides and dogs, plus we had Catherine Thompson of White Bird volunteer with her pointer. We had two active shooters at a time in each hunt group. Each shooter had a coach on their shoulder to reinforce zones of fire and assure dog safety. The kids made some great calls in ‘shoot/don't shoot’ situations. The kids bagged more than twenty pheasants and a few chukars.”
In addition to hunter education program guns and ammunition, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Lions Club provided several .410 and 20 ga. shotguns.