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Go rabbit or pheasant hunting with ODFW Outdoors Program
December 18, 2009


SALEM, Ore.—ODFW Outdoors will host a family-friendly rabbit hunting clinic and a pheasant hunt for women and youth in January and February.

Brewer's Blackbird

A new hunter bags a pheasant at last year’s Mentored Youth Pheasant Hunt near Dallas.

More photos of workshops are available; contact Michelle Dennehy

These events are designed for beginners and begin with a basic hunter safety overview and a shotgun skills clinic. Participants then go out in the field for a real hunt, accompanied by volunteer guides and their trained hunting dogs.

“These workshops provide participants with hands-on outdoor skill-building activities in a casual, supportive environment that emphasizes safety,” says Mark Newell, ODFW outdoor skills coordinator. “It allows people to try hunting and see if they like it before they invest in equipment. People that have already tried hunting can enhance their skills at these workshops.”

Space is limited and pre-registration is required so sign up now. ODFW Outdoors also offers gift certificates, so consider sending a friend or family member on one of the hunts!

Participants do need to have a hunting license and appropriate tags to participate. See event links for more details. For more information, contact Mark Newell at 503-947-6018 or

Family Small Game Clinic, Jan. 23, E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area (near Corvallis). Sponsored by ODFW Outdoors and Mary’s Peak Hound Club. Pre-registration required. Costs: $25 adults, $40 for adult and one child, $50 for one adult and two children.  

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Pheasant Hunt, Feb. 20, Luckiamute Valley Pheasants (near Dallas). Hosted by ODFW Outdoors. Cost: $40 per person, pre-registration required.  

Mentored Youth Hunter Program Pheasant Hunt, Feb. 21, Luckiamute Valley Pheasants (near Dallas). Hosted by ODFW Outdoors. Cost: $40 per adult/mentored youth pair, pre-registration required.  

Also in February, E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area and Mary’s Peak Hound Club will host a rabbit hunt for disabled hunters (Feb. 6) and for youth (Feb. 20 and 21). See page 23 of the 2009-10 Oregon Game Bird Regulations for details or call 541-745-5334. Please note that registration for the youth rabbit hunts does not open until Feb. 1.




Mark Newell 503-947-6018

Media Contact:

Michelle Dennehy (503) 947-6022

Fax: (503) 947-6009
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