Ducks Unlimited hosts free youth workshop Aug. 16

Workshop helps kids learn waterfowl hunting basics

Children learn about duck hunting gear at the youth waterfowl hunting workshop in Bismarck.

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Children learn about duck hunting gear at the youth waterfowl hunting workshop in Bismarck.

Children 16 and under are invited to the 14th annual Ducks Unlimited youth waterfowl hunting workshop on Friday, Aug. 16. The workshop is a great place for kids to learn about conservation and hunting in a fun and safe environment. Along with Ducks Unlimited, this event is sponsored by North Dakota Department of Game and Fish and Starion Bank. Lunch will be served free of charge.

The workshop will be at the Ducks Unlimited office at 2525 River Road in Bismarck. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and, the workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon. Two shooting sessions will be held at Capital City Sporting Clays Range, 12951 71st Ave. NE, from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shooting sessions are for children age 9 and older and space is limited. A parent or guardian must transport and accompany children to the shooting range. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. 

Workshop activities include duck identification and hunting regulations, decoy spreads, hunting gear, basic firearm safety, duck calling and retriever training. The first 20 participants (ages 9-16) to register can participate in one of the shooting training sessions in the afternoon. The shooting training will include safe gun handling tips. 

Kids can also sign up for a mentored waterfowl hunt with Ducks Unlimited volunteers at DU’s Coteau Ranch. The hunt will be during the North Dakota youth waterfowl season Sept. 14 and 15.

Registration is required. To register, please contact Jennifer Kross at jkross@ducks.org or 701-202-8896.