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Guided waterfowl hunt for young hunters is Sept. 22

Published: Friday, Aug. 24 2012 7:36 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Young hunters will have an opportunity to test their skills during Utah's special youth waterfowl hunt. The hunt will take place Sept. 22, hosted by conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources and members of the Utah Waterfowl Association.

Youths ages 12 to 15 can participate in the free, guided hunts at locations in Davis and Weber counties. Youths will be selected to participate by name drawing.

Youths must be a graduate of Utah's Hunter Education program, and be at least 12 years old, and no older than 15 years old, on Sept. 22.

Young hunters also must provide their own ammunition, shotgun, waders, hunting license and basic personal hunting gear. The guide, boats and decoys will be provided free of charge.

Parents or legal guardians must accompany youths on the hunt, and youths must sign a liability waiver.

To submit a name to participate, call Troy Thompson at 801-698-6467, or DWR's Keith Fullenkamp at 801-725-8990. Youths should call no later than Sept. 8.

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