ST. GEORGE — A free hunt guided by some of Utah’s best waterfowl hunters is being held for the young people of Utah.
“Each young person will be guided by an experienced waterfowl hunter,” Wyatt Bubak, one of the Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers who’ll participate in the hunt, said. “These will be high quality hunts. You’ll either hunt on a private club or on a public area that requires a mud boat or an airboat to reach.”
The free hunts on public land will be held the morning of Sept. 19. The hunts on private clubs will happen during the general waterfowl hunt.
The guided youth hunt is the perfect way to introduce young people to waterfowl hunting, Bubak said.
“In mid-September, the weather is usually perfect,” he said, “and the number of ducks and geese in Utah is the highest it will be all year.”
To participate you must:
- Be 12 to 15 years old on Sept. 19
- Graduate from Utah’s Hunter Education program or enroll in the state’s Trial Hunting program before Sept. 19
- Provide your own nontoxic ammunition, shotgun with plug, waders and other clothing
- Submit an application to be considered for the hunt by July 24
- Have a current hunting license and Harvest Information Program number
- Have a parent or legal guardian accompany you on the hunt
- Sign a liability waiver
The guide, boat and decoys will be provided free of charge.
Participants are highly encouraged to attend a shotgun training course if available in their area.
- What: Guided hunt for youth
- When: Sept. 19
- Where: To be announced
- Contact: Wyatt Bubak, DWR Northern Region Sergeant, 801-786-9999
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