Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge Youth Hunt
September 17 & 18, 2010
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Middle River, Minn. also sponsored a mentored youth waterfowl hunt Sept. 17 & 18th, partnering with Ducks Unlimited and the MN DNR.
The Friday night event was hosted by Northwest Sporting Clays in Thief River Falls. The evening activities began with the youth hunters shooting clay targets, that were launched to simulate different flight patterns of ducks. Their mentors were there to guide them and provide shooting advice. Other activities included goose and duck calling demonstrations, along with different decoy set-ups, a duck identification presentation by a local Conservation Officer, and of course everyone was treated to burgers and all the fixings. Everyone left excited and anticipating the Sat. morning hunt.
Well before sun-up hunters manned their planned hunting locations. Hunting spots included Agassiz Refuge, Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area, and some private land. After the hunt everyone met back at Agassiz NWR headquarters to share their stories of the hunt, snap some photos and enjoy a fabulous brunch prepared and served by refuge staff. There were lots of smiles as the groups of hunters rolled in. Everyone anxious to share their stories and show off their feathered trophies. Everyone got opportunities at birds and a great time was had by all