Take Your Kids Waterfowl Hunting in Utah on Sep. 27

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Shooting starts at 6:50 a.m. that day

Two Canada geese. - Division of Wildlife Resources photoA great way to introduce your kids to waterfowl hunting awaits Sep. 27 as Utah hosts its annual Special Youth Hunting Day.

All of Utah’s state waterfowl management areas and federal refuges will be open to hunters 15 years of age and younger that day. To qualify for the hunt, young hunters must complete the state’s Hunter Education course, have a current hunting license and be accompanied by an adult.

Shooting starts at 6:50 a.m. on Sep. 27. You can learn more about the hunt by obtaining a copy of the 2008–2009 Utah Waterfowl Guidebook. The guidebook is available now at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks

A fun day

“The youth hunt is a great way to get young people excited about waterfowl hunting,” says Tom Aldrich, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “There’s always plenty of ducks for the kids to shoot at, and the kids have the marsh all to themselves.

“And, since adults can’t hunt that day, they can focus all of their attention on these young hunters. The youth day gives adults more time to teach the kids how to be safe, responsible and ethical hunters.”