Youth waterfowl hunting clinics offered in Idaho, September 29

The Idaho Department of Fish Game is soliciting young sportsmen and women interested in learning to hunt waterfowl.

Participants and a guardian will have the opportunity to spend morning hunting with an experienced waterfowl hunter at one of three clinics held within the Idaho Panhandle. You won't just watch, you will be part of the action.

Following a morning hunt, participants will be treated to a free barbeque and skills clinic. The idea is to expose youth to a quality hunting experience and provide their guardian with enough training to repeat the experience independently.

The clinics will be during the youth waterfowl weekend, so only those 15 and under will be able to hunt. Young hunters will need to be accompanied by an adult and bring a shotgun and ammunition. Young hunters will also need to secure a youth or small game license, $7.25, with a federal migratory bird permit, $1.75, prior to the event.

Participation will be by advanced reservation and space is limited to 25 participants per clinic. Call JJ Teare at the Fish and Game Panhandle Region office 208-769-1414 to reserve a spot at one of the three clinics and obtain additional details:

    Northern Panhandle Clinic: Boundary Creek Wildlife Management Area, northwest of Bonners Ferry at the Canadian Border.

    Central Panhandle Clinic: Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area, east of Sandpoint at the Clark Fork Delta drift yard boat ramp.

    Southern Panhandle Clinic: Heyburn State Park, northwest of St. Maries at the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene.


Experienced Waterfowl Hunters: The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is also soliciting experienced waterfowl hunters willing to assist with the clinics.

Commitment will be for Friday afternoon through Saturdays hunt. If you want to help pass on the tradition of waterfowl hunting, and share the excitement of what will be most youths first duck hunt, please volunteer by calling JJ Teare at the Fish and Game regional office, 208-769-1414.

This is going to be a fun event and it's free. Don't miss out!

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