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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Clinic w/ Ducks Unlimited

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 8:30 AM (AKDT)
Four Valleys Community School P.O. Box 790 GirdwoodAK  99587
Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 8:30 AM (AKDT)
Four Valleys Community School P.O. Box 790 GirdwoodAK  99587

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We're sorry, but this class is over. The last meeting was Friday, August 2, 2019.

Ducks Unlimited and ADF&G have partnered to bring this Youth Waterfowl Hunting Clinic to youth aged 9-17. Local Ducks Unlimited fundraising sponsors a significant portion of this clinic.

Participants must have completed basic hunter education prior to attending this class; please bring your certificate (this may be issued from the state of AK or elsewhere). This class will be held at Rabbit Creek Shooting Park and will include hands on shotgun use. Youth shotguns and safety gear will be provided, but suitable personal shotguns in 12/20-gauge shotguns may be allowed on approval. Shooters may only use ammunition provided by the clinic.
Participants will receive: a Beginner's Guide, a DU Greenwing membership, cap, duck call, and posters. Lunch is included.

Parents must sign waiver that will be emailed upon registration.

Class will cover:

Key elements of shooting waterfowl with a shotgun
  • Firearms safety and operation
  • Understanding shotshell loads, chokes, and shotgun features
  • Selecting loads and chokes and effective shooting techniques

Pattern testing and load selection

  • shot strings, pellet size, chokes, distance

Shooting the overhead/incoming shot

  • Two groups with personal instruction

Retrieving dog talk

Hunting skills and strategies for clean, effective harvest (CLASSROOM).

  • Causes of missed and lost birds
  • Load-choke selection, distance estimation skill limits
  • When and how to shoot
  • Selecting a hunting area
  • Being ethical and courteous in the field

Bringing birds in close, blinds, decoy sets, calling and other tricks

Shooting the passing shot

  • Two groups with personal instruction

Class Secondary Category

Special Interest


Rabbit Creek Shooting Park


Meghan Nedwick

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Four Valleys Community School P.O. Box 790 GirdwoodAK  99587
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