Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host Youth Pheasant Hunts for Salmon and Challis-area youth age 10-17 on Saturday, October 6. Both hunts will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Salmon and Challis.

Salmon youth will begin their day at the Fish and Game office learning about pheasants and safely hunting with dogs. They will move to the shooting range to learn about shotgun safety, practice their shotgun shooting skills, and spend the afternoon hunting pheasants on private land. Challis participants will follow a similar schedule, but will meet at the Central Idaho Rod and Gun Club in Challis to start their day.

Youth participant must have a valid hunting license or Hunting Passport, and be accompanied by an adult for the entire day. This event is free of charge and is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Central Idaho Rod and Gun Club, Custer Septic Services, Lemhi Shooting Range, Cockrell Family Ranch, Mitch Corrigan Ranch, and local volunteers.

Each hunt is limited to 15 youth and seats will fill quickly. For more information, call Krystal at 509-671-3203. To register, contact the Salmon Fish and Game office at 756-2271 or visit 99 Highway 93 North, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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