Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a youth waterfowl and upland bird clinic on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area.
The clinic will give youngsters a chance to learn the skills needed to be a successful waterfowl and upland bird hunter. This year’s topics will be: hunting safety, ethics and traditions, hunting regulations, waterfowl identification, decoy placement, duck calling, shotgun patterning and target shooting, shotgun distance estimating, and dog handling. Members of the Golden Triangle Sporting Dog Club will demonstrate upland bird hunting techniques with pointing and flushing dogs.
To sign up, youth must be between 10 and 15 years of age. For more information and to register, call Bob Johnson at 727-7400 ext. 226. Advance sign-up is required with participation limited to the first 40 enrollees. The clinic is free of charge. Lunch will be provided by the dog club.
The sponsors are FWP, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Golden Triangle Sporting Dog Club, Upper Missouri Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Great Falls Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
(Report by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Cover Photo: blog.al.com)