Game and Fish announces hunting opportunities for youth

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Game and Fish wants to remind young hunters and families about resources available this fall. 

Youth Waterfowl Trailer Available to Rent

Ducks Unlimited and state Game and Fish co-sponsor a trailer filled with waterfowl hunting gear that is available to rent for families with young hunters. 

Use of the trailer is free and inside it had goose and duck decoys for field hunting, two bags of floating duck decoys, and marsh seats for wetland hunting.

The trailer was purchased by Game and Fish Department’s Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters grant program. The trailer is deigned for families who don’t have the appropriate gear for their young hunters to hunt waterfowl. The equipment is donated by Avery Outdoors.

For more information or to reserve equipment, contact Ducks Unlimited office in Bismarck at 701-355-3500.

Applications Needed for Youth Pheasant Hunt Near Regent

There is room for six more kids between the ages of 11 and 15 for the Joe Clement Youth Pheasant Hunt on September 30th near Regent. 

According to Game and Fish Hunter Education Coordinator John Mazur, “This event is for youth who do not have the opportunity to hunt pheasants, but would like to have the experience.”

Anyone interested should contact Mazur at 701-328-6316, or jmazur@nd.gov.

Youth Pheasant Weekend

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is September 30th – October 1st. Giving legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger the chance to hunt roosters statewide. 

Hunters must be properly licensed, whether they are from in or out-of-state. Hunters 12 and older need to have passed a certified hunter education course as well. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise and sunset. 

The daily bag limit and all other regulations for the pheasant season still apply and an adult at least 18 years of age must accompany youth hunters in the field. That adult may not carry a firearm. 

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