Apply Now for Mentored Upland Bird Hunts in Minnesota

Pheasants Forever
Apply Now for Mentored Upland Bird Hunts in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- Families and youth can apply now for an opportunity to hunt with experienced upland bird hunters in October.

The mentored hunts, scheduled for several dates in October, are being offered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Pheasants Forever and the Ruffed Grouse Society. The application deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

“These mentored hunts teach those new to bird hunting the techniques, equipment needs and skills they need to be safe and successful in the outdoors,” said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator.

Youth must be 12-17 years old on the date of their hunt, have earned a firearms safety certificate and possess a small game license if required. They must also have a parent, guardian or adult authorized by a parent or guardian accompany them as a mentor, without a firearm. The adult must also accompany the youth at the pre-hunt orientation.
 
In the family hunt, all participants can hunt, but they need to be 12 years of age or older, have little to no pheasant hunting experience, and have the appropriate safety certificate, stamp and license.

Applications, hunt dates and more details are available online at www.mndnr.gov/discover or by contacting Kurre at 651-259-5193 or [email protected] Successful applicants will be notified via mail or email by the end of September.