WOODS CROSS - The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have put together a guided waterfowl hunt specifically for youth hunters this season.
The guided hunt will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, the same day Utah’s Youth Hunting Day is held.
Sgt. Keith Fullenkamp, an officer for DWR who will participate in the camp, said in a press release sent to the Clipper that late September “is a great time to hunt ducks and geese” for two specific reasons: the weather, and the number of ducks that will be available.
“The number of ducks in Utah is the highest they’ll be all year,” he said. “The kids that participate will have a lot of fun, and they’ll learn a lot about waterfowl hunting from the experienced guides.”
In order to participate in the guided hunt, youth hunters must be a graduate of Utah’s Hunter Education program and be between the ages of 12 and 15 on the day the hunt is held.
Those interested must call DWR at 801-698-6467 or 801-786-9999 to get their name included in a drawing for the hunt.
The deadline to call is Saturday, Sept. 7.
The free guided tour will be held in the morning at several locations in Davis, Weber, and Box Elder Counties. Participants are urged to do the following before attending: have little or no experience hunting ducks or geese, be no older than 15 on the day the hunt is held, provide your own ammunition, shotgun, waders, hunting license and hunting gear, have a parent or legal guardian accompany them, and sign a liability waiver.
After the hunt, Camp Chef and Widow Maker Boats will serve lunch for free. The lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay.
Adult hunters who want to serve as guides will also be welcome to the event.
For more information, contact Fullenkamp at 801-725-8990.