Young hunting enthusiasts between the ages of 12 and 15 are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for the 16th Annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Hunts. Situated at 2295 State Route 89 in Savannah, the Center will host a waterfowl hunt on September 30 and a pheasant hunt on October 14. During these events, professional hunting guides will be present to assist both the young hunters and their adult mentors.
In preparation for the hunt, the Montezuma Audubon Center is providing a Waterfowl Hunter Education Course on September 23 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This training is essential for those planning to hunt at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Later that day, at 5 PM, a mandatory safety briefing and dinner for all participants and their mentors will be held at the center. Although the event is free of charge, it’s essential to register in advance due to limited spaces. For registration details and additional inquiries, individuals can visit the Montezuma Audubon website or contact the center directly.
This youth-centered hunting initiative is a collaborative effort, with organizations like the Montezuma Audubon Center, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Pheasants Forever joining hands to make it a success.
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