WOODS CROSS – Hunters who like to hunt waterfowl or want to hunt waterfowl will now have an opportunity to learn how to do so.
Free waterfowl hunting clinics are being offered by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in September. Some of the clinics will take place at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, with others happening all over the state.
The training, said migratory game bird coordinator Blair Stringham in a press release sent to the Clipper, is mostly for those “who are just getting started or who have never hunted ducks or geese before.”
The training will include learning how to identify different species of ducks, luring them with decoys and callings, learning shotgun shooting and other basic safety measures, learning how ducks and geese behave and where the best places are to hunt them.
Several of the seminars will also range in the number of days.
A few, like the one happening in Farmington, will only last one day; however, others are also set up to last as many as four days.
The first seminar will teach the basics of waterfowl hunting and will take place Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Refuge Education Center at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City. It is located at 2155 W. Forest Street.
The Youth Waterfowl Fair will be held at Farmington Bay on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The waterfowl management area is located at 1325 W. Glover Lane in Farmington and will teach youth more about waterfowl hunting.
Some will get the opportunity to take an airboat ride as well.
A four-day event called Waterfowl University is for youth hunters ages 12-17 and will be at the Cabela’s location in Lehi from 5-7 p.m. Free duck calls will be offered for those who register for the event.
Other clinics will also take place in the first few weeks of September and will cover several different waterfowl management areas in Utah. For more information visit wildlife.utah.gov.
To register for the event in Farmington call 801-476-2740.