BISMARCK, N.D. – July 26, 2021 – Children 16 and younger are invited to the 15th Annual Ducks Unlimited (DU) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Ducks Unlimited Great Plains Regional Office, 2525 River Road in Bismarck.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Two shooting sessions will be held at Capital City Sporting Clays Range at 12951 71st Ave. NE, from 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Shooting sessions are for children age 9 and older and space is limited. A parent or guardian must transport and accompany children at the shooting range. Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult during the workshop.
This event is free for participants and is sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish and Starion Bank. Lunch will be served free of charge.
"This workshop is a fun way to introduce kids to the basics of waterfowl hunting," said Jennifer Kross, DU education biologist and organizer of the workshop. "Introducing young people to hunting is a great way to connect them to nature, introduce them to the importance of habitat conservation and teach them about the significant role hunters play in funding wildlife habitat conservation."
Workshop activities include duck identification, hunting regulation education, 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 at Capital City Sporting Clays Range in the afternoon. 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.
Registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Kross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 202-8896.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.
Jennifer P. Kross