The Department of Natural Resources will offer Demonstration Days for mentored youth hunters at its shooting ranges in July and August.
Mentored youth hunting regulations require that hunting devices are properly fitted and appropriately suited to the youth hunter. The Demonstration Days events will give young hunters a chance to try a variety of firearms - rifles, shotguns and muzzleloaders - archery equipment and crossbows with help from range officers and hunter education instructors; meet with conservation officers about what to expect while in the field; and try out the DNR's hunting simulator.
Mentored youth hunters and other young people interested in hunting are invited to stop by Ortonville Shooting Range between 4 and 8 p.m.
Participants will get a free hat and a backpack full of helpful resources for new hunters. Firearms and ammunition will be provided, and attendees should not bring their own. Registration is not required. A Recreation Passport is required for entry.
To learn more about the Mentored Youth Hunting program, visit www.michigan.gov/mentoredhunting.
Demo Days will also be held at Pontiac Lake Shooting Range (Oakland County) on July 29, Sharonville Shooting Range (Jackson County) on Aug. 5 and Rose Lake Shooting Range (Clinton County) on Aug. 6.