Department of Environmental Conservation will be hosting two hunting events for youth in Oneida County. The annual Goose Hunt and for the first time ever, a pheasant hunt, both are scheduled for the weekend of September 25 and 25.

The 6th annual youth Goose Hunt is a two day event to be held at the Cassety Hollow Fish and Game Club. There is an educational day beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 24th and the hunt is Sunday, September 25th. Interested youth, ages 12 through 17, must fill out a mentoring application ahead of September 24th.  Get more information online or call Steve Lakeman - 315-734-0648.

The first annual Oneida County Youth Pheasant Hunt is also Saturday, September 24th, and is hosted by the Boonville Fish and Game Club and Oneida County Sportsmen Federation. A safety talk will take place prior to the hunt. Youth ages 12 through 15 are eligible. For more information on the event please contact Shana Hutton - 315-767-5232.

All interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game license, and register with the Harvest Information Program. The event is absolutely free to the participants and all equipment will be provided if necessary.

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