"This clinic is intended to increase the interest young people have in upland game hunting and wildlife conservation," says Jay Roach, North Idaho Chapter President of Pheasants Forever. "This event will be a lot of fun. The kids don't have to compete, and those who have participated in the past have really enjoyed it."
The clinic is free and intended for first-time hunters 10 through 15 years of age who have already completed a hunter education course and hold a valid 2014 Idaho hunting license. Shotgun and shells will be provided. An adult supervisor must accompany each young hunter throughout the clinic.
Along with the pheasant hunt, participants 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 hunting traditions.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Youth wishing to participate should contact the Clearwater Region office at 799-5010 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26th. Detailed information will be provided to those who register in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Sponsors include Flying B Ranch, Pheasant Forever, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Snake River Gun Dog & Sportsmen's Association, Genesee Gun Club and Latah Wildlife Association.