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2023 Adult Learn to Hunt Upland Birds Program

2023 Adult Learn to Hunt Upland Birds Program

Date(s): Sep 09 - 10, 2023
Hours: 9:00 AM
Event: 2023 Adult Learn to Hunt Upland Birds Program

The 2023 Adult Learn to Hunt Upland Birds Program aims to help you develop all the skills necessary to hunt safely and independently. In addition to hands-on learning, participants will be provided with online content that can be completed at home to maximize the experience. This program intends to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere where adults with no prior hunting experience can learn to hunt and develop an appreciation and understanding of the hunter's role in conservation and the importance of being a steward of the resource and habitat. The course will also create an excellent opportunity for participants to meet other adult-onset hunters and experienced hunters who can be a resource beyond the program.

The program is comprised of two weekends plus one Saturday morning. The first is an instructional weekend held September 9th & 10 at the MN Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, MN. Here is just some of what you will learn and do this weekend:

  • 5 step shooting program review 
  • Loading  and shooting different types of shotguns
  • Learning instinctive shooting methods
  • Shooting clay targets
  • Clothing basics for upland hunting
  • Cleaning birds
  • Finding birds afield
  • Intro to hunting behind both flushing and pointing dogs
  • Going afield together and actually hunting birds.

On Saturday, September 30th, you will be invited to hunt planted birds at the Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, Mn. from 9 am until 1 pm. Lunch will be included. We will supply three birds per student all at no additional cost.

The second weekend is a wild bird hunt guided by trained hunters from our chapter with dogs. The date will be announced at class, but it will be in October after pheasant opener,  You will learn in the field about habitat, cover types, game bird biology, and the do's and don'ts of public land hunting. This will be in pheasant country (outstate Minnesota); exact location is TBD and will be determined closer to the event date. You are encouraged to get overnight accommodations and hunt again on Sunday if you'd like!

You will need to have completed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) Firearm Safety program in order to participate. It is a class that can be completed online on the MN DNR website.

Saturday, September 9th: 9am-5pm
Sunday, September 10th: 9am-3pm
Location: MN Horse and Hunt Club, 2920 220th St E, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Planted bird hunt: Saturday, September 30th, 9 am - 1 pm.

Wild bird hunt: Participants will meet at 8 am; hunting begins at 9 am. Participants are encouraged to arrange lodging on Saturday night and hunt again with the group on Sunday!
Location: Outstate Minnesota, location TBD

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Richard Hansen
Phone: 612.834.5214

Host Location

MN Horse & Hunt Club
2920 220th St. E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 (Map Location)

Host: Richard Hansen
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Host Phone: 612.834.5214