Participants should meet the property’s office at 7 a.m. Hunters will be in the field for the rabbit hunt until noon. The youth squirrel hunt will follow a free lunch. Instructional sessions regarding game cleaning will be included.
All youth participants are encouraged to have attended and passed a Hunter Education Course and have either a valid Indiana Youth Hunting License or Apprentice License. Information regarding upcoming Hunter Education courses is available at http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/4812.htm. Youth can bring their shotgun, or have one provided. Those requiring that a shotgun be provided must request one while registering.
Each youth will have a “private mentor” that will supervise and assist him or her during the hunt. Parents are encouraged to accompany the youth, but that is not mandatory.
The lunch that will be provided after the morning rabbit hunt is for all youth, mentors, and dog handlers. The event and meals are free for all who attend. Youth Hunting Licenses cost $7 and will be available at the Salamonie office the day of the hunt. Licenses are also available anytime at www.IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov. Adults wishing to volunteer as dog handlers or mentors must register in advance by calling the same number listed above.
Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the National Cur and Feist Breeders Association, the National Kennel Club, and the Indiana Beaglers Alliance will serve as hosts.
The Salamonie Interpretive Center is located in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area, west of Highway 105 in western Huntington County.