Organizations to host mentored pheasant hunt October 20 ...

Allamakee County Pheasants Forever, Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club, Allamakee County Conservation Board, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Riverland Conservancy will again be sponsoring a mentored youth pheasant hunt Saturday, October 20. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club located two miles south of Lansing. DNR officers will start the morning discussing the importance of habitat for pheasant survival and review some of the hunting regulations. Hunter safety instructors will then go over safe gun handling and hunting in the field, followed by a trap shoot at the clubhouse.

A lunch will be served. After lunch, live birds will be released on Riverland Conservancy land where the youth will have an opportunity to hunt alongside trained bird dogs. Youth must be between the ages of 12 to 15 and have completed the hunter’s safety program. One of the goals of the event is to introduce young people to the sport of hunting. Youth who do not have opportunities to hunt are encouraged to sign up. The event is free. For more information or to sign up, call Dan Halverson at 563-419-5472. Submitted photo.

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