posted on October 10, 2012 07:52
The youth pheasant season is opening in Idaho.
That means young hunters will get a chance to hit the field and the brushy areas of the woods to challenge some of the most difficult upland birds in the wild.
The season is for any hunter under the age of 18 years old. Hunters age 15 and under will have the chance to hunt pheasants over the weekend with licensed hunters older than 18. In the past you may have experienced this with some hunters close to you. Maybe you’re a parent that has had the chance to take a son or daughter out to chase some pheasants. Maybe you took a grandchild or a family friend.
Whoever you are able to take with you out in the field it’s a great thing to do. Here on the site it’s been mentioned the importance of taking kids out in the field to hunt. The number of hunters is seemingly shrinking across the country.
Kids today have many other choices for activities. They only have so much time and kids are more invested in school activities and after school activities like performing artists or sports and clubs. Put those commitments on top of time to blow off steam with video games and time with friends and there really isn’t time for hunting.
But the good news is there are kids out there that truly enjoy hunting. You never know if a kid will enjoy the hunt until you get them out there and maybe even get them on a the pheasants.
It’s interesting because you really don’t even have to harvest a bird to get excited. Just coming up on a bird and flushing them out can get those juices flowing and the blood pumping. There is nothing like hearing the drum and the burst of the pheasant blowing out of the field and into the air. They seem to move so fast and it’s a thrill just experiencing that let alone try to get a shot off.
If you get a chance take your own child or a kid you know out to the field to hunt some pheasants in Idaho
or the state where you live. It’s a great activity that is good for your health and good for your mind. It’s great for bonding and forming lifelong enjoyment.