Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area with the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance and Clifty Creek Coonhunters will be hosting the 5th annual youth squirrel hunting day with the help of squirrel dogs. It will take place on Jan. 5. The kids will accompany squirrel dogs and their handlers on a guided squirrel hunt.

This youth hunt is open to kids 17 years old and younger. Kids 12 and younger must have an adult accompany them, but adults or parents of older kids are welcome to come along as well. All experience levels are welcome. Squirrel hunting with a dog is a great way to get interested in hunting and the outdoors.

The youth squirrel dog hunt requires either a youth license (which require hunter’s education) or an apprentice license for kids who have not completed a hunter’s education course. Kids attending the squirrel hunt are encouraged to bring their favorite squirrel rifle or shotgun, however, firearms will be provided to those who are new to hunting or those who need to borrow equipment. It’s required to bring a regulation hunter orange garment.

Participants should arrive at the Crosley FWA office at 9 a.m. The kids will get a short safety talk and then proceed to the woods. After the hunt, lunch will be provided. Please call the office at (812) 346-5596 by Jan. 3 for questions and to register.

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