Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited
Hunters 15 years of age and younger will have Utah's marshes—and the ducks and geese that go with it—all to themselves on Sept. 18, 2010.
Tom Aldrich, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says Youth Hunting Day is a perfect way to get your children involved in duck and goose hunting.
"The marshes are usually filled with ducks in mid-September," Aldrich says, "so your kids should see plenty of birds and get plenty of shots.
"And because adults can't hunt that day, your kids get all of your attention," he says. "Youth day might be one of the best days you have in the marsh all season." Shooting on Youth Hunting Day starts at 6:41 a.m. Hunting is open to those who are 15 years of age or younger.
To qualify, you must be a Hunter Education course graduate, have a current hunting license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) number, and be accompanied by an adult.
More information about Youth Hunting Day, including the number of ducks and geese your kids can take, is available on page 30 of the 2010–2011 Utah Waterfowl Guidebook.
The guidebook should be available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks by Sept. 9, 2010.