The North Platte Cody Ringnecks chapter of Pheasants Forever plans a youth mentor pheasant hunt on Saturday in the North Platte area.

A mentor hunt is a chance for those with little or no experience to learn about the benefits, heritage and lifestyle of hunting, including safety, ethics, technique, ecology, conservation and even cooking.

Youth hunters can learn and participate in a highly secured and controlled environment with experienced hunters and their bird dogs.

The mentees will receive lunch, a free hat and vest, lifelong memories, and, hopefully, a new hobby they can share with family and friends.

Gear such as firearms, ammunition and orange clothing will be available for use. Residents age 15 and younger do not need a permit. Each mentee ages 12-15 will be responsible for having a hunter education card or purchasing an apprentice hunter education exemption certificate for $5 from the Nebraska Game and Parks website at outdoornebraska.org. Parents and family members are invited and encouraged to attend, learn, watch and eat lunch. Mentored hunters must be age 15 or younger.

This event is free, but there is limited space for mentees.

For more information or to register, call biologist Andy Moore at 308-530-3671.

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