Youth Pheasant Hunt
Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 6:30 AM
Farmland in Dike, Iowa
There is nothing prettier than watching a bird dog work a field on a sun-drenched Iowa Saturday in the fall. And there are few things more exciting than seeing a cackling rooster pheasant flush from the grass.
Every year the youth of Iowa get the first crack at seeing those flushes and hearing those cackles. If you have a youth in your life, 15 or under, that you think would enjoy and benefit from that experience, reserve your spot(s) and plan to join us for the Orchard Hill Parent/Youth Pheasant Hunt. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Training, safety info, breakfast, and hunting ground all provided. Some transportation and guns are available if needed.
Saturday October 21, 2023
6:30am - Meet at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls for breakfast and program
7:30am - Leave for hunting ground in Dike
8:00am - Orientation
8:15-10:15am - Hunting
10:30am - Pictures
This is a great opportunity not only to expose kids to something that can be a meaningful lifetime hobby and a great way to experience nature, but also a chance to try hunting without having to have a license or having taken a hunter's safety class. Youths will be under the direct supervision of an adult age 18 or older that has a valid hunting license and habitat fee. Only the youth are allowed to shoot pheasants and they may bag one rooster per day. Special youth-only seasons allow young hunters an opportunity for success without pressure or competition from other hunters.
For ages 12-15. Registration limited to 24 youth hunters.
Registration deadline 10/13/23.
**Parents have the option to buy birds that will be planted in the fields. Birds can be purchased for $20 each and payment can be made to Mike O'Connor directly in cash or via Venmo -- @greendevil58 .