Plymouth County Pheasants Forever to hold Youth Pheasant Hunt

Posted September 23, 2014 at 9:56 pm

All children, ages 12 – 15, who have completed the Hunter’s Education Course, are invited to signed for the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt, which will be held Oct. 4 on a private, licensed hunting preserve in Plymouth County.

Space is limited. To sign up, contact Victoria at or call 712-947-4270 or go to the Facebook Page: Plymouth Ringnecks.

There are also dates and times set for Preseason Field Days where youth can take a few practice shots before they head out for the big hunt. For more information, go to the website:

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