The Pheasants Forever Four Seasons chapter of Thayer County has reorganized and will be hosting a youth mentorship hunt in mid-October.
Pheasants Forever is a national organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, particularly pheasants and quail, through habitat improvements and education.
On Oct. 18, ten to twelve youth, all under the age of 16, will meet at the Hebron Municipal Airport before sunrise. Each youth will be paired one-on-one with a hunting mentor.
The program targets youths that don’t have connections to hunting and may never have the opportunity to hunt otherwise.
The program will offer a presentation from Game and Parks and a session on game cleaning. However, before any of the participants can go on the hunt, each must pass the hunter safety course.
“Safety is the main goal of the day,” said Mark Fangmeier, Pheasants Forever youth chair.
The youths will also receive a free hat and hunting vest. Participants will be chosen and contacted by Pheasants Forever.
Later this month, on Oct. 24, the chapter will host a fundraiser banquet.