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Youth hunter switches seats with dad; pheasants leftover for geezers

Daniel Kuhta, 15, ends his last day of youth upland bird hunting seasons at Fishtrap Lake with a limit of pheasants, and his hunting Lab, Luby, and the family's new pup, Max. (Scott Kuhta)
Daniel Kuhta, 15, ends his last day of youth upland bird hunting seasons at Fishtrap Lake with a limit of pheasants, and his hunting Lab, Luby, and the family's new pup, Max. (Scott Kuhta)

HUNTING — Daniel Kuhta, 15, ended his career of participating in youth upland bird hunting seasons Sunday at the BLM Fishtrap Lake area with a limit of pheasants, and a good weekend with his dad, Scott, their yellow Lab, Luby, and the family's new Lab pup, Max.

“This was the last year for my son to take advantage of the youth hunt weekend,” said Scott, marking just one in the series of changes of teenagehood.

“He turned 15 in July and today was the first time he drove ME to our hunting spot.”

“We hunted Fishtrap both days and saw lots of birds. There were a few kids out Saturday but we did not see any other bird hunters Sunday.”
 
Fishtrap is one of 29 pheasant release sites in Eastern Washington. The next release of pheasants at the sites is likely to occur the week AFTER the Oct. 13 general phesant season opens.



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