CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a three-part educational series to help women and youth learn to hunt pheasants.
The class is designed for beginner hunters and will cover all aspects of hunting pheasants. “It’s hard to go from being interested in hunting to actually hunting,” said Kathryn Boswell, hunter and angler participation coordinator for the Game and Fish Department. “The safety, skills, laws, gear and even how to clean and cook your harvest can be overwhelming. This is a special opportunity for women and youth to learn – and hunt – in a non-threatening environment.”
The class will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cheyenne Trap Club, 5320 Bishop Blvd. Participants will become familiar with gear and a cooking demonstration will be provided by Sportsman’s Warehouse. The class will also cover shotguns, safety in the field and shooting a variety of targets.
Saturday Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cheyenne Trap Club, 5320 Bishop Blvd. Additional shooting and gun safety, pheasant habitat and behavior, a hunting dog demonstration by the Cheyenne Retriever Club, safety when shooting over dogs and how to plan a pheasant hunt.
Saturday, October 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pheasant Hunt near Hawk Springs.Participants are responsible for transportation and will need to purchase a game bird license and a conservation stamp prior to the hunt. These are available at wgfd.wyo.gov or at the Game and Fish Department Headquarters, 5400 Bishop Blvd during normal business hours.
All equipment will be provided. The fee for the program is $50 for adults and $25 for children. Scholarships are available; contact Kathryn Boswell at (307) 777-3412 for information. Attendance at all three sessions is preferred as each session will build upon the previous session.
All Wyoming Game and Fish rules and regulations apply. A valid hunter education certification is required to participate in the hunt for all hunters born after January 1, 1966. A class has been scheduled for this group the evenings of Sept. 28 & 29, and during the day of Sept. 30.
Space in the class is limited so enroll today. You must complete an online registration form along with your payment. The form can be found at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/store/Store/Wyoming-Outside/Beyond-BOW-Pheasant-Hunt.
For more information about the program, please contact Kathryn Boswell at the above number or Tristanna Bickford at (307) 777-4542.