Youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 20 and 27

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BLAIRSTOWN, Mo. – Call soon to reserve a place in the 18th Annual Wilderness Lodge Youth Waterfowl Clinic and Hunt Oct. 20 and 27.

The workshop is open to participants age 9 through 15. First-time participants spend the first Saturday of the event learning about waterfowl hunting rules, safety and calling, duck identification and retrieving-dog training. They also practice wingshooting and learn how to choose the right combination of shotgun and ammunition for ethical, effective hunting. The program takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The second Saturday is devoted to a guided waterfowl hunt. Breakfast and lunch are provided both days, and all activities are free of charge, courtesy of Everhart’s Wilderness Lodge, Kansas City Safari Club International, Missouri Department of Conservation and Clinton Wal-Mart. This portion of the event runs from 6 a.m. until noon.

Everhart’s Wilderness Lodge is at 651 NW Highway O, Blairstown, 6 miles northwest of Clinton. To reserve a place, contact Johnny or Linda Everhart, 660-885-5049.