A youth pheasant hunt with bird dogs will be held for young hunters ages 12-15 at the Northern Washington County Fish and Game Club Sept. 24 at 9 a.m.
Prior to the hunt, two mandatory shooting clinics will be held to help train young hunters in firearm handling and safety. The clinics will also begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 10, 17. Youth will have the ability to shoot clay targets thrown from trap machines.
Youth will be asked to have a parent or guardian with them, and must bring safety glasses, hearing protection and a blaze orange hat and hunting vest, as well as a shotgun and two boxes of number 7 and a half or eight shot. Young hunters must also have a New York State Hunting License for 2011 (small game).
Call Kevin Hart at 518-547-8359 or email email@example.com to pre-register for these shooting clinics.
There is no cost for the shooting clinics and the pheasants are being paid for by the Northern Washington County Fish and Game Club. Participants must have a family membership to get the two free pheasants on the special youth hunts. The cost for a family membership is $40 per year.
The Adirondack Conservation Council has also donated money to purchase pheasants for these special youth hunts. The fish and game club is located just off Route 22 south of Gull Bay Road take next left hand turn.