Youth can learn waterfowl hunting at Mead

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  1. By Northeast Region August 13, 2015

    Contact(s): Patrice Eyers, DNR wildlife technician at Mead, 715-457-6771; Ed Culhane, DNR communications, 715-781-1683

    WAUSAU - The Mead Wildlife Area and the Wetlands Conservation League will host a Learn-to-Hunt Waterfowl Program with a clinic on Saturday, Sept. 12, and a youth hunt on Saturday, Sept. 19.

    The program is open to youth ages 12 and older who have completed hunter safety certification and are interested in learning how to hunt ducks and geese. The dates and times are as follows:

    Hunt Clinic: Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Hunt Day: Youth ages 12 to 15 will hunt on Saturday, Sept. 19. Participants 16 and older will arrange a hunt day and time with their mentor.

    The program clinic includes an introduction to waterfowl hunting, an overview of waterfowl hunting rules and regulations and a look at wildlife conservation, canoe safety, canoeing, shotgun shooting, shotgun patterning, duck and goose calling, how to set decoy spreads and waterfowl identification.

    Participants are invited to attend the youth banding day, scheduled for Aug. 29. This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with local birds and enjoy a morning of banding ducks. In addition, a wing-shooting night with clay targets will be held on Sept. 17 beginning at 4:30 p.m. for participants only.

    This program is free of charge. Equipment is available for participants who are also free to bring their own.

    Individuals interested in registering for this program can contact Patrice Eyers at 715-457-6771, ext. 5, or by email at [email protected].

    Last Revised: Thursday, August 13, 2015