Date(s): Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hours: 7:30 AM
Event: Spring Youth Hunt
For information or to register a hunter contact: Bill Kordenbrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517.712.4113 (after 6:00 pm)
The hunts are open to boys and girls that have successfully completed a hunter safety course. A valid Michigan small game license is required.
Hunts take place at Woodland Acres, north of St. Johns. The hunts are divided into morning and afternoon groups. Each group will participate in a mock hunt, and shoot a few clay pigeons prior to going to the fields. Both groups will have lunch together at midday.
The emphasis is on safety and sportsmanship. This is a great event for your beginning hunter. The boys and girls will hunt in pairs under the close supervision of a guide/dog handler. They will hunt fields in which there will be four birds released for each hunter, giving them the opportunity to see a dog work the field, and experience the full excitement of the sport.
Again, the emphasis is on safety and good sportsmanship. Ingham PF reserves the right to restrict the hunt to youth that demonstrate sufficient control of a firearm and command of the rules of firearm safety. We request all kids become members of Pheasants Forever Ringnecks (Can be done at the event)
We suggest that all participants get some experience by shooting trap prior to the event. Many local gun clubs have public shooting hours. The cost is minimal and the club members are always happy to help new participants in this great sport.
Schedule for the Hunt:
7:30 - Registration
8:00 - Mock hunt and habitat discussion lead by pheasants Forever National Youth Leadership Council member. Trap line to allow kids to practice prior to the hunt. Handlers and dogs will be assigned to fields and birds planted
8:50 - Kids leave for the fields for the morning hunt
11:45 - Hard stop for morning hunt
12:00 - Pheasant dressing demonstration. Lunch for both groups and volunteers. Handlers and dogs will be assigned to fields and birds planted.
12:50 - Kids leave for the fields for the afternoon hunt
2:45 - End time for afternoon hunt
3:00 - Pheasant dressing demonstration
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! MANY THANKS to our Host, Jim Graham, and for his continued support of Pheasants Forever.