Call soon to reserve a place in the 19th Annual Wilderness Lodge Youth Waterfowl Clinic and Hunt Oct. 12 and 26. The workshop is open to participants age 9 through 15. First-time participants will spend the first Saturday of the event learning about waterfowl hunting rules, safety and calling, duck identification and retrieving-dog training. They will also practice wing shooting and learn how to choose the right combination of shotgun and ammunition for ethical, effective hunting. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The second Saturday will be devoted to a guided waterfowl hunt. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days, and all activities are free of charge, courtesy of Everhart’s Wilderness Lodge, members of the former West Side Missouri Waterfowl Association, Missouri Department of Conservation, Truman Lake National Wild Turkey Federation and Clinton Wal-Mart. This portion of the event will run from 6 a.m. until noon.

Everhart’s Wilderness Lodge is at 651 NW Highway O in Blairstown, six miles northwest of Clinton. To reserve a place, contact Johnny or Linda Everhart at 660-885-5049.

Logo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

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