Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are hosting a Youth Waterfowl and Upland Game Bird Clinic on Sunday, September 16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area (1 mile north of Fairfield).

The educational clinic will provide participants skills to become a waterfowl and upland game bird hunter, along with a better understanding of wildlife management, habitat and hunting regulations.

Topics at this year’s clinic include: hunter safety, hunting ethics and traditions, hunting regulations, waterfowl and upland game bird identification, decoy placement and duck calling, shotgun patterning, shotgun handling and target shooting, distance estimation and dog handling.

The Golden Triangle Sporting Dog Club will demonstrate upland bird hunting techniques with pointing and flushing dogs, and will be providing lunch.

To participate, youth must be between 11 and 16 years of age. For more information and to register, call Bob Johnson at 727-7400 ext. 226. Advance sign-up is required with participation limited to the first 40 enrollees. The clinic is free of charge. Parents are welcome to attend with participating kids.

Sponsors of the clinic include: Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Golden Triangle Sporting Dog Club, Upper Missouri Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and Great Falls Chapter Safari Club International.

Logo courtesy of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

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