Date(s): Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hours: 12:00 AM
Event: Youth Mentor Pheasant Hunt
The Headwaters Chapter of Pheasants Forever was excited to again host a Youth Mentor Pheasant Hunt in conjunction with the youth pheasant opener on September 27th, 2014. The event included an orientation, practice shoot and gun dog demonstration at the Helena Trap Club prior to the field day at Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Twelve youths, one of their parents and a dog handler/gun dog team were assigned a specific field to hunt at the WMA. Everyone met at 8:00 AM that morning at the Canyon Ferry Fish & Game Headquarters near Townsend, Montana. Adam Grove, the Canyon Ferry WMA manager and area biologist met with the group to stressed hunter safety just having fun.
While the weather did not cooperate, everyone had a good time, particularly the kids. Lasting friendships were created between the dog handlers and the kids. Several handlers exchanged phone numbers with parents and promised to take their kids out again this season.