The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites young Marylanders with an interest in fishing, hunting, shooting sports or wildlife management to Junior Hunter Field Day events June 2 in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Queen Anne’s counties. The free events are designed for those aged 8 to 16.

Certified hunter safety instructors along with wildlife experts and professionals will provide instruction in a safe, mentored setting with all equipment being provided.

The Anne Arundel County event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Club in Pasadena. Activities will include trap shooting, archery, target shooting with .22 rifles and hunting demonstrations. Lunch will be provided, at no cost, for all participants.

The Baltimore County field day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association in Parkville. Activities will include waterfowl hunting and retriever demonstrations, turkey hunting demonstrations, rifle and shotgun target shooting, archery and building nest boxes. Lunch is also provided at no cost to all registered participants.

In Queen Anne’s County, the Junior Hunter Field Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sudlersville Skeet Club. Youth will be given the opportunity to shoot sporting clays, .22 rifles, as well as try their hand at archery. All youths will receive an event T-shirt.

Online registration is required and limited. Additional contact information is available online.

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