WILLARD O’BRIEN MEMORIAL YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat. PF believes that the pheasant, and all wildlife, can be appreciated and admired by hunters and non-hunters alike.
PF does strongly endorse the idea and practice that those who choose to hunt should do so in a safe, legal, moral and ethical manner, always making an effort to conserve and maintain our natural resources. While the ethical hunter is a conservationist, and can actually improve the conditions for those who follow, the unethical hunter can destroy not only the image of outdoorsmen but also the environment, thereby depriving future generations of hunters and non-hunters the beauties of nature that we can experience today.
Education is necessary to develop the ethical hunter and outdoorsman. Although nothing can replace good common sense, much of the knowledge, technique, and etiquette of hunting is not intuitive, and has to be taught and learned. Only through guidance and experience can the proper lessons be learned. Recognizing the need to provide young hunters with the appropriate hunting educational opportunities, the Logan County Pheasants Forever Chapter is presenting the 2014 YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT on Saturday November 1, 2014.
WHAT IS THE YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT?
The Youth Pheasant Hunt, which will be conducted in a morning hunting session, will expose the young hunter to all elements of an upland bird hunt. The participants will meet at a central location to discuss hunting safety and ethics. After this short meeting, the participants will meet with their guides, and caravan to the hunting sites.
The hunting parties will be composed of no more than two or three participants. Each party will be led by a guide with trained bird dogs. After arriving at the hunting site, and after receiving specific instructions from the guide, the hunt begins!
The hunt will last one to two hours, or until each participant has reached his or her limit, whichever occurs first. After the hunt is completed, the hunting party will return to the central location. At this point, the participants will receive a hands-on demonstration on how to clean their birds.
Lunch will be provided to both hunters and their guardians. Over the lunch period, the participants will be introduced to Pheasants Forever at the national and local levels. Door prizes will be drawn and recognition of volunteers and landowners made.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Youth Pheasant Hunt participants must:
be age 17 and under
have a valid 2014 - 2015 Ohio Youth Hunting License or Apprentice License
Accompanied by a non-hunting adult.
To obtain an Ohio Youth Hunting License, one must first attend and pass a Hunter Education Course. For course information, please call The ODNR, Division of Wildlife at 1-800-282-3557.
Ideally, the participant will be accompanied by a parent, relative, or close friend who is a licensed and experienced hunter. If such an adult is not available, the young hunter will be paired with a Mentor who is a PF member and an experienced hunter. The Mentor will meet with the participant at least once before the hunt for some training, and general information on hunting. Non-hunting parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the training and the hunt.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Pre -registration is required.
If you have a son or daughter, or know of any young boys or girls, who would like to participate in the Youth Pheasant Hunt, please have them complete the attached application (make copies if you like) and mail to: Gary L. Comer, Jr. 5700 State Route 47 East, Bellefontaine Ohio 43311. Spaces may be limited. First time hunters will be given priority.
If you would like to mentor, guide, take pictures, or help serve food, or volunteer your time in any way, please call or Email Gary L. Comer, Jr. (937) 935-6162 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the day of the hunt we will be meeting at the Logan County Fish & Game. The address there is 2056 St. Rt. 68 N, Bellefontaine, OH 43311, 1 mile north of US RT 33. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 8:30 a.m. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 8:00 A.M. A continental breakfast will be provided by the Logan County Fish & Game. There you will be given brief instruction, and the directions to where your hunt will take place. You should be done with your hunt by 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served after the completion of the hunt at the Fish & Game.
Gary L. Comer, Jr.
For more information:
Gary L. Comer, Jr.