While Pennsylvania's junior pheasant hunt seems like a long way off, state Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said that now is the time for hunting clubs to make plans to host an organized junior pheasant hunt or other special hunts that have been established for squirrels, rabbits, waterfowl or spring gobbler.
"The future of hunting is directly related to the continuing participation of young Pennsylvanians," Roe noted. "The goal is to successfully compete with all the other activities and recreational opportunities that vie for a young person's time."
The commission will give free pheasants to those clubs that host a junior pheasant hunt.
Applications must be received by July 22, and the only two stipulations to be eligible are that clubs must have registration open to the public and the hunt must be held on lands open to public hunting.