Mentored Youth Rabbit Hunt Slated

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A rabbit hunt for young hunters ages 12-15 years has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Osage Wildlife Management Area near Tecumseh, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissions Outdoor Education Specialist Jeff Rawlinson.

Rawlinson said the free event will be sponsored by the Commission and the Great Plains Houndsmens Club. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The young hunters will learn about dog handling, biology, hunting tips and will participate in a rabbit hunt with beagles, a unique experience that few people ever have the opportunity to enjoy.

Only Nebraska Hunter Education graduates may participate and they must have their hunter education card on their person when they hunt. Each youth must provide their own shotgun, ammunition, and proper clothing. All hunts will be fully mentored, with beagles provided for every youth. Parents are welcome to attend but will not be permitted to participate.

There are only a limited number of spaces available, so those interested should obtain an application form from Rawlinson, fill it out, and return it to him by Feb. 2. To request an application form, contact him by phone at 402-472-6133 or email rawlinson@ngpc.state.ne.us