Youth pheasant hunt scheduled for Saturday
The free youth hunt sponsored annually by Pheasants for the Future will be held Saturday in the Minot area.
All youth ages 15 years and younger who have met their hunter education requirements and are properly licensed are invited to enjoy a day in the field with flushing roosters and camaraderie.
Hunters must possess a $1 Fishing, Hunting and Furbearers certificate and a $20 General Game and Fish Habitat Stamp, available at any license vendor or online at gf.nd.gov.com.
The event begins at 9 a.m. Participants may hunt at either Pheasants for the Future-sponsored PLOTS land near Rice Lake or the Movchan property by Bergen.
Each licensed youth hunter may hunt and harvest up to three roosters for a specified amount of time to be announced at the event. Hunters keep the birds they harvest.
If a parent or other adult supervisor is not available or does not plan to accompany the youth hunter in the field, a Pheasants for the Future board member will accompany the hunter as time allows.
Pheasants for the Future will provide each youth with a hat, shells, lunch and an opportunity to shoot clays as they wait a turn in the field.
Visit Pheasants for the Future’s Facebook page for an advance registration form. Registrations also will be taken Saturday at either hunting site.
To reach the Rice Lake property, travel south on U.S. Highway 83 and turn west on 177th Avenue. Continue west four miles after the pavement ends.
To reach the Movchan property, travel southeast on U.S. Highway 52 past Velva and Voltaire. Take the first right (south) after mile marker 126, a mile west of Bergen, onto Seventh Avenue North. Continue for eight miles. The property will be on the east.
Alternatively, travel west two miles from Butte on N.D. Highway 53. Turn right (north) onto Sixth Avenue North and continue for one mile before turning left (west) onto 30th Street Northwest. Go one mile and turn right (north) onto Seventh Avenue North, continuing for 3.5 miles. The property will be on the east.
For more information about the event or the locations, call Kris Walker 260-0046 or Petter Thunshelle 822-2345.