STORY — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the fourth annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 29-30.
The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic fort grounds.
Hunters will launch at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.
All parties must include a minimum of one youth hunter and a maximum of one adult hunter. Additional adults are encouraged to accompany the party but will not be allowed to hunt. The event is an opportunity for adults to demonstrate good hunting practices while making the youth experience a priority.
“The Fort grounds are an incredibly unique place to hunt,” Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent Misty Stoll said. “The natural beauty of the landscape mixed with the rich history of the area make the Kids’ Hunt an exciting opportunity for hunters of all ages.”
The event is part of the Wyoming State Parks Kids eXtreme mission which encourages youth and families to explore Wyoming’s cultural and natural resources.
Hunters wishing to participate in the Kids’ Hunt are encouraged to stop by the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center during visiting hours, Wednesday through Sunday noon to 4 p.m. to sign up and receive additional information.
Space will be limited. If you cannot sign up by visiting the fort, call 684–7629 to make arrangements.
If space allows, participants can sign up on the day of the hunt but are not guaranteed access. Those wishing to register on the day of the hunt should arrive at 8 a.m. to register for the morning hunt and 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon hunt. All hunters must have valid licenses and conservation stamps.
The cost to participate is $2 per adult for Wyoming residents and $4 per adult for out-of-state hunters. Hunters ages 17 and under will hunt free. The Annual Fort Phil Kearny Kids’ Hunt is made possible by a partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Road in Banner. For more information, call 684-7629.