Enrollment is open for two junior pheasant hunts that will be hosted by Pheasants Forever of Northwest Pennsylvania.
The mentored youth hunts will take place Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Miller’s Farm, 17839 Riley-Siding Road, Union City.
As of 12:30 p.m. today, seven spots remain in the Oct. 12 hunt and 16 spots remain for Oct. 19. There is a 25-hunter limit for each course. There is no charge to take part.
Participants must be at least 12 and must have successfully completed a hunter-trapper education course. Participants ages 12 and 13 must be accompanied by an adult member of the family who is at least 18, or by an adult serving in place of a parent.
Each hunt will start with a mandatory group safety briefing, followed by a discussion about how to hunt with dogs and a clay target warm-up shoot. Mentors will demonstrate bird cleaning and care of the meat after the hunt, and a taxidermist will talk about caring for a harvested bird intended for mounting.
Lunch will be provided following the Oct. 12 hunt. Drinks and snacks will be provided for each event.
For information, or to register,visit nwpapf.org/youth.