HUNTING – Moscow-area youths ages 12-15 can register for a Youth Pheasant Hunting Clinic scheduled Oct. 1 in Genesee.
Shotgun skills will be practiced at the local trap range followed by hunting pheasants on nearby private land.
"This will be a great opportunity to introduce young hunters to the sport of pheasant hunting," says Jay Roach, North Idaho Chapter President of Pheasants Forever. "The goal is to make hunting a fun priority among all the other activities that vie for a teenager's time.”
Along with hunting pheasants, the youth will learn about wildlife conservation, pheasant ecology, dog handling, and the importance of respecting landowners. Safety, ethics, sportsmanship and the hunting tradition will be given special emphasis.
The free clinic is intended for first-time hunters who have completed a hunter education course and hold a valid 2011 Idaho hunting license. An adult supervisor must accompany each young hunter throughout the clinic.
Advance registration is required and space is limited to 20 youth. Contact the Clearwater Region Fish and Game office, (208) 799-5010.
Sponsors include the Pheasants Forever, Flying B-Ranch, Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River Gun Dog & Sportsmen's Association, and Clearwater Point Dog Club.