Erskine, Minn. Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, located near Erskine is offering first-time hunters the opportunity to participate in a youth deer hunt on Nov. 16-17. To be eligible, hunters must be between the ages of 12 and 15, must have a firearms saf

To apply, send a postcard with the hunter’s and mentor’s names,
ages, address(s), and phone number(s) to: 2002 Youth Hunt, C/O
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, RR 3, Box 105, Erskine, MN 56635.
Applications must be received by July 30, 2002 to be considered.
Twenty hunters will be selected to participate and successful
applicants will be notified by Aug. 9. Those not selected will be
put on a “backup” list in case someone cannot participate. Each
selected hunter will be required to attend a certified white-tailed
deer hunting class at the refuge on Sept. 7-8. Cost of the class is
$5.

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