Dickinson County youth enjoy Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fifty-four Dickinson County youth spent Saturday participating in the annual Dickinson County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt.

Last year, Rod Sheldon, one of the sponsors talked about how "they cleaned us out," when it came to the lunch of brats and hamburgers. This year they not only did that but Sheldon had to head to town for more brats and burgers. To the 60 adult volunteers and the youngsters it was well worth it.

In addition to the much-anticipated hunt, the youngsters had the chance to shoot clay targets throughout the day. Pheasants Forever went through over 1,000 clay targets.

Sheldon noted that 11 rooster pheasants were bagged and that youth hunters were able to get ample shots at other birds.

A contest was also held for the longest tail feather, shortest and the one closest to the middle with each winner collecting $50 in cash. Jonathon Cozart won longest with a 21.5-incher; Jonah Eldridge won shortest with a 10-incher and Cain Hanson and Cade Kuchel tied with the closest to the middle with 14-7/8 inch tail feather. They split their winnings.

In addition, six guns were given away following the hunt.

"On behalf of Pheasants Forever, I would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. It is a great group effort from everyone involved with Pheasants Forever," Sheldon said.

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