Time to Register for Youth Pheasant Hunt

Last year I was invited to join the Southern Michigan Hunting Retriever Club as they hosted their second annual youth pheasant hunt, as a hunter safety instructor.  This year once again the club is hosting this event and with some help from some great sponsors including Whitetails Unlimited and Michigan United Conservation Clubs. The Club is proud to present this free event to our next generation of hunter-conservationists and hunting retriever enthusiasts.

This event is limited to the first 24 registered participants ages 12-17. All youth hunters must have completed the Michigan Hunter Safety Education course and be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.

Club members and other mentors will be on hand to assist the young hunters and their guardians. The hunt will take place at Bear Creek Hunt Club located at 12670 Beecher Hwy, Clayton, MI.

There were two groups of participants.  While one group is hunting the other group will be learning about dog handling and duck calling. Each group will have some practice time shooting clay targets before heading out on their bird hunt.

More information on the club can be found on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smihrc/

More information on the event can be found on the page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2157953957800809/

Some things to keep in mind if you plan on signing up:

  • Participants should bring their own gun, ammo, and hunter orange clothing (minimum hat and vest). A limited number of firearms can be made available with advance notice.
  • Eye and ear protection will be provided.
  • Lunch provided, donations appreciated.
  • To register, contact Cher Craite at dandc@voyager.net.


  1. Steve /Logan Eyk on February 19, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Would love to get my son in on this hunt. Used today do it with my dad, unfortunately no birds around this area anymore

    • Shaun Mckeon on February 19, 2019 at 10:18 am

      Hi Steve,

      Feel free to get in touch with Cher at Cher Craite at dandc@voyager.net. if you would like to register your son for this fun day. Last time I talked to her she had 10 spots left to fill. Hope to see you and your son next month for a good time.

      Shaun McKeon-Education Director

  2. Bob Zapalski on February 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Not only will the participants shoot some birds they will be able to witness some of the finest retrievers in the state.

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