Youth waterfowl, pheasant hunts set to run Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Young hunters will soon have an early shot at waterfowl and pheasants, with Sept. 30-Oct. 1 marking the youth waterfowl weekend and Oct. 7-13 set for the youth pheasant hunt.

Exposing youth to positive hunting experiences, especially at an early age, is a critical first step in connecting with the outdoors and with carrying on the hunting tradition.

“The ultimate goal of the youth hunts is to pass down tradition, knowledge, and experiences from one generation to the next, and for our youth to spend quality time outdoors with friends and family,” said Brenda Beckley, Fish and Game hunter and angler recruitment manager. “Plus they’re great opportunities to help youth develop their skills before the regular seasons begin.”

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