Friday, September 17, 2004

Youth pheasant hunt Oct. 2, 3

JEROME ? Youth hunters under the age of 15 wanting to get an early shot at a pheasant can participate in the youth pheasant hunt on Oct. 2 and 3.

The rules for the youth hunt are simple. On Oct. 2, hunting starts at noon, hunters must have a valid hunting license and be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older. The bag limit is three cocks a day.

The goal of the program is to give youths an opportunity to hunt birds that have not been recently hunted, which can increase their chance of a successful hunt. It?s also a great opportunity to get them out hunting when hunter numbers are lower than during the general season.

To help increase the young hunters odds, pen raised pheasants will be released at a few of the Fish and Game Wildlife Management Areas in the southern part of the state. In the Magic Valley, 50 pheasants will be released at the Niagara Springs WMA.

Hunters opting to hunt on private land are reminded to Ask First before hunting.

For more information on the Youth Pheasant hunt, call 324-4359.

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