Camp for first time youth deer hunters |

Camp for first time youth deer hunters

PRESHO, S.D. – Eight first-time deer hunters will have the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a managed youth deer hunt and camp on Sept. 24-25 at the Snake Den Lodge near Presho.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Pheasants Forever in partnership with the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks are hosting a free event that is open to first time youth deer hunters between the ages of 12 and 15. Participants must be HuntSAFE certified and accompanied by a parent or mentor. Participants will learn how to select the best ammunition and firearm for deer hunting, improve shooting and firearm safety, sight in a firearm, field dress and how to properly care for meat. The youth hunters will be provided three meals, snacks, lodging, deer licenses, guns, ammunition, safety equipment, transportation to and from hunting, binoculars and assistance with field processing.

Each hunter will be paired with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Participation is limited to seven hunters. Applicants will be selected based upon their responses to the application questions. Successful applicants are required to attend a pre-hunt orientation meeting on the morning of Sept. 24. Hunting will take place on Presho area farms on Sept. 24-25.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, contact GFP conservation officer, Brian Ridgway at 605.734.4578 or

–South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

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