Hunters can follow in Roosevelt's steps

Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt is hosting its 10th annual hunt on Oct. 20-22. The event will start in Bismarck and end with the hunt in Medora.

The event will kick off on Oct. 20, as hunters will practice their shot at Capital City Sporting Clays, 12951 71st Ave. N.E. in Bismarck. The Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooters will perform for the hunters around 10:45 a.m. The team is known for its fast action, creative shooting display that wows the crowd.

“The Gould Brothers Shooting Team are world class shooters that have performed on many outdoor television programs and are often sponsored by big name gun and ammunition companies,” said Ken Will, board member of Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt. “We are happy to have them as guests at our 10th anniversary, where we serve cancer patients through our philanthropic hunting event.” 

The Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt event offers a select group of hunters the opportunity to step back in history and hunt the  land that Theodore Roosevelt hunted in southwest North Dakota. Sharp-tail grouse and ring-neck pheasant are hunted on the land that Roosevelt loved and cherished. Proceeds for the event the past 10 years have supported the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation and has provided charity care, as well as holistic services for the mind, body and spirit of each patient.

For more information, go to www.huntingdakotawithroosevelt.com.

Youth Pheasant Weekend upcoming

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide.

Resident youth hunters, regardless of age, must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. Nonresident youth hunters from states that provide a reciprocal licensing agreement for North Dakota residents qualify for North Dakota resident licenses. Otherwise, nonresident youth hunters must purchase a nonresident small game license.

Youth waterfowl trailer available for families

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Ducks Unlimited co-sponsor a trailer full of waterfowl hunting gear that is available to families with young hunters.

Purchased by the Game and Fish Department’s Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters grant program, the trailer is designed for families who don’t have the appropriate gear for their young hunters to hunt waterfowl. The equipment is donated by Avery Outdoors.

Use of the trailer is free, and it is equipped with goose and duck decoys for field hunting, and two bags of floating duck decoys and marsh seats for hunting a wetland.

For more information, or to reserve equipment, contact the Ducks Unlimited office in Bismarck at 701-355-3500. 

Registration for Youth Pheasant Hunt open 

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, along with sponsors Pheasants Forever and Don Clement, is accepting a limited number of registrations for the Joe Clement Youth Pheasant Hunt on Sept. 30 near Regent.

Game and Fish hunter education coordinator John Mazur said there is room for six more kids between the ages of 11 and 15.

“This event is for youth who do not have the opportunity to hunt pheasants, but would like to have the experience,” Mazur said.

Interested individuals should contact Mazur at 328-6316, or jmazur@nd.gov

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