Area students take part in annual youth pheasant hunt

Courtesy photos/ Brookings County Pheasants Forever: Above, hunting dogs flush a pheasant during the 11 annual Youth Pheasant Hunt near Brookings Sunday. Below, twenty youth from the area took to the fields for the annual event.

BROOKINGS – The Brookings County Chapter Pheasants Forever held its 11th annual Youth Pheasant Hunt on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Participants met at the Brookings Gun Club to shoot trap and pattern their shotguns.

Before heading out to the hunt sites, Mike Kervin gave a safety briefing and Dr. Rod Brandenburger demonstrated how to hunt with a pointing dog.

The 20 youth and their chaperones were divided into small groups for the hunt.

Each group was led by chapter volunteers with the assistance of their gun dogs.

Multiple private landowners allowed the use of their properties for the event.

The Brookings chapter members expressed their gratitude to those private landowners, everyone who volunteered to help with the hunt, and the following local organizations for their support of the event: Brookings Gun Club, Midwest Tri-State North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Nick’s Hamburger Shop, Olson Masonry, Outlaw Graphics, State Farm Insurance-Paul Kruse, Twinbrick Apartments, Fixit Shop Locksmith, Heartland Veterinary Clinic, Shamrock Safe Sales, SDSU Shooting Sports Club, SDSU Student Chapter Pheasants Forever, and Runnings.
For more information, visit the Chapter’s Facebook page “Brookings County Pheasants Forever.”

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