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Deadline Friday for free waterfowl youth hunt

Wetlandand Wings is the youth education division of the Friends of Stillwater NWR 501c 3 nonprofit group.

This is the fourth season of the youth waterfowl event that includes education workshops, shooting clinic and a mentored waterfowl hunt on Stillwater refuge. Many sponsors and donors make this event possible to get youth outdoors and introduced to an American tradition — waterfowling.

This is a free event for kids ages 10-15 years old no prior hunting/shooting experience required.

Youth 12 years and over need a Nevada hunt license or Apprentice license (available at www.ndow.org or any NDOW office) and a state duck stamp ($10).

All gear is provided (guns, shells, decoys, calls, waders, field bag, water/snacks).

Half-day shotgun shooting clinic 9/21 (Fallon Trap Club).

Education workshop and dinner Friday evening 9/27 (duck calls and decoys, bird identification, field safety and hunt etiquette).

Youth campout at Stillwater Refuge Friday night, Sept. 27 (with adult chaperones).

Half-day mentored waterfowl hunt Saturday morning, Sept. 28 (state youth waterfowl day).

Upward to 20 children will be selected for the event, those not selected for the fall event will have first chance at the winter event in February

Applications are available at: 1020 New River Parkway, Suite 305, or by calling 775-423-5128 ext 228, or by email at: susan_sawyer@fws.gov.

Applications are due today before noon to the refuge office (email, mail, in person or FAX to 775-423-0416). Successful applicants will be notified by Monday.



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