Published November 06, 2012, 07:19 AM

Stutsman County Wildlife hold youth hunt

The Stutsman County Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the North Dakota Hunter Educators Association, held its annual Youth Pheasant Hunt on Oct. 28. Twenty-two youth ages 17 and under and many parents took part in the hunt. The youth were required to have hunter safety certifications and hunting licenses to participate.

The Stutsman County Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the North Dakota Hunter Educators Association, held its annual Youth Pheasant Hunt on Oct. 28. Twenty-two youth ages 17 and under and many parents took part in the hunt. The youth were required to have hunter safety certifications and hunting licenses to participate.

Before beginning the hunt the youth were given safety instruction by certified hunter safety educators. The youth were divided into small groups and assigned mentors and dog handlers. Several individuals brought dogs to assist in the hunt.

Some got their limit of pheasants, while several harvested their first-ever pheasants. After the hunt everyone was treated to pizza and pop and filled out an evaluation form. The youth had a choice of a hunting vest or a gift certificate to Gun and Reel as a door prize for participating.

The Stutsman County Wildlife Federation voted to pay for the processing of 15 deer for the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. The Sportsmen Against Hunger Program is a partnership with Community Action to provide venison to low-income families in need of food. For a list of processors and sponsors, go to www.capnd.org/sahpro gram/processors.pdf

The annual Stutsman County Wildlife Federation Banquet was Oct. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The winners of the 10 gun raffles will be notified by telephone if they were not present for the drawing. Dwight Henke was the winner of this year’s Ted Voight Sportsman of the Year Award.

The next Stutsman County Wildlife Federation meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bunker.

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