Knife River Pheasants Forever enthusiastically welcomes you to their 2023 annual mentored youth pheasant hunt!
Knife River Pheasants Forever hopes to provide you and your new hunter with a safe, fun, and memorable hunting experience! Over the years we have provided many youth with this awesome experience, creating lots of memories, and getting many of them their very first bird. This mentored hunt is limited to 15 youth hunters on a first come, first served basis. Please register by September 24th!
Sunday, October 1st, 2023
Mercer County near Beulah, ND-exact location TBD
Safety and Requirements:
Safety of the event participants, mentors, dogs, and property is absolutely paramount. We want to have a fun day but, there will be zero tolerance for any disrespectful or unsafe acts during this event. A parent/legal guardian and participant must sign and date the attached participant firearms event waiver. You can print and sign this form and email it back to me or fill it out at the event. We will collect these prior to the hunt for the youth to participate.
According to NDGF rules, participating youth hunters must be ages 11-15, have completed hunter safety, and must have a current hunting license. As part of good mentoring, we will ask them to produce their license.
Safety glasses must always be worn while handling firearms and during the hunt. Please bring them if you have them. We also have some that can be borrowed.
Tips and Reminders:
Dress in layers and wear comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for the field and outdoors. Weather and conditions can change quickly so you want to be comfortable.
Wear orange if you have it. We also have some orange vests that can be borrowed.
Ensure your youth’s shotgun is clean, safe, and in proper working condition. We can provide a safe youth shotgun for use on a limited basis.
We will have mentors and dog handlers to assist with safety and hunting.
We will provide shells, clays, ear plugs, food and drinks, and a place to hunt free of charge.
Itinerary: 12:00 kickoff welcome and introductions, safety talk, NDGF talk, landowner talk, and hunting plan 12:30 safety check/gun handling/clay target shooting 1:30 hunt begins 4:00 how to clean and process birds/pictures/wrap-up/food and refreshments