Teaching adults how to hunt
When the Brule County Missouri River Pheasants Forever Chapter decided to offer an exclusive two-day hunt for adults rather than area youth it was a little unusual. After all, most people familiar with Pheasants Forever know they are big supporters of youth hunting programs.
“There are hundreds of youth classes across the state but very few if any classes geared for adults,” said South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Conservation Officer Travis March, who worked with Pheasants Forever to organize the event. Nine hunters ranging in age from 25 to 40, eight men and one woman, went out of their way to apply for the free hunt because they were interested in getting into hunting but didn’t know who to contact to learn from. There was hunters from Vermillion, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Brule County and one hunter from Kennebec, Nick Jorgensen.
According to Jorgensen, he really enjoyed the experience and has been out hunting several times since the season opened October 19. Their experience ranged from limited exposure to hunting while growing up, to never hunting in their lives. There was a married couple that applied together to learn how to hunt so they had another hobby they could do together.
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