Families and youth can apply now for an opportunity to hunt with experienced upland bird hunters on Saturday, Oct. 18.
mentored hunts are being offered through the Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources, Pheasants Forever and the Ruffed Grouse Society. The
application deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 2.
“Those new to bird
hunting can learn techniques, equipment needs and the skills to be safe
and successful in the outdoors,” said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program
In the youth hunt, youth must be 12-17 years old as
of Oct. 18, have earned a firearms safety certificate and possess a
small game license if required. Youth must have a parent, guardian or
adult authorized by a parent or guardian accompany them as a mentor,
without a firearm. The adult must also go with the youth during the
In the family hunt, all participants can
hunt, but they need to be 12 and older, have little to no pheasant
hunting experience, and have the appropriate safety certificate, stamp
Applications and more details about the hunt are available online at www.mndnr.gov/discover or by contacting Kurre at 651-259-5193 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified via mail or email by the end of September.