Press Release – Youth hunters will have a special opportunity this fall to pursue pheasants. On Saturday and Sunday November 25 and 26, 2017 there will be a youth pheasant hunt at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site.
The event is an opportunity for families and friends with young people ages 17 and younger to hunt pheasants, practice safe hunting skills, and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic Fort grounds.
All hunters, including the youth hunters, will be required to have a $12.50 pheasant special management stamp to hunt and be properly licensed. Youth hunters participating in these hunts will either need to have successfully completed a Hunter Safety Course or must be enrolled in the Hunter Mentor Program.
Hunters will launch at two times during each day: 8:30 a.m. in the morning and 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. All parties must include a minimum of one youth hunter and a maximum of one adult hunter. Additional adults are encouraged to accompany the party but will not be allowed to hunt.
Hunters wishing to participate in the Kids’ Hunt are encouraged to call Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center at 307-684-7629 to sign up with a staff person or leave a message with the desired hunt time and day. Hunters may also call or text 307-620-0331 to register. Participation is limited.
Those wishing to register on the day of the hunt should arrive at 8 a.m. to register for the morning hunt and 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon hunt. All hunters must have valid licenses and conservation stamps.
Hunters entering the Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site are required to have either an annual State Park Permit or $2.00 daily use permit. Hunters can arrive at 8:00 a.m. and start hunting at 8:30 a.m. for the morning hunt or arrive at 12:00 noon and start hunting at 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon hunt.