The Eastern UP Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its 6th annual Youth Hunt and Sporting Clay Shoot on Saturday, September  8, 2012 at the Wycamp Lake Shooting Preserve in Cross Village, MI, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

According to Jim Rose, the event is open to youngsters ages 10-16 who took and passed a hunter education course and have a valid Michigan small game hunting license. Participants must also wear hunter orange, have eye and ear protection and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each youngster will have an opportunity to shoot 25 rounds of sporting clays and participate in a three bird hunt with a guide and dog. Registration, which includes lunch, is $45 for RGS members and $55 for non-members (Junior membership included).

Participants are to bring their own shotgun, chapter will furnish 12 and/or 20-gauge shells.

For more information and/or registration call Rose at 906-292-5570.

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is the one international wildlife conservation organization dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

Information on the RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at:

Logo courtesy of the Ruffed Grouse Society

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