The 23rd annual Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt will be held in Pierre in early January.

The hunts will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6. They are free to youngsters who are 12-to-15 years old.

However, young hunters will be required to attend a mandatory information meeting at the Pierre Ramkota at 7 p.m. CST on Friday, Jan. 4.  Hunters will be assigned their guides for the weekend and given instructions for their morning hunting sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Following the Saturday morning hunt, participants can attend seminars on goose calling, decoy placement and be eligible for several prizes.

“This event is a great way for kids to get involved in waterfowl hunting,” said Sam Koenecke, a past participant in the Youth Hunt, and now one of the event coordinators.  “We want kids of all experience levels to come out and see what goose hunting is all about, get some hands-on training and hopefully become the future of water fowl hunting”.

For more information on the 23rd Annual Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt, contact:

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Waterfowl Access Trailer: 605-264-5380

Tim Withers: 605-280-6435

Sam Koenecke: 605-220-0001

*Koenecke (KEN’-uh-kee)

Image courtesy South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

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