Kids’ Hunt Offers Unique Landscape for Young Hunters
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the Fourth Annual Kids’ Hunt on November 30 and December 1, 2013. The event is an opportunity for families wanting to hunt with young people under age 18 to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills, and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic Fort grounds. Hunters will launch at two times during each day: in the morning and in the afternoon. All parties must include a minimum of one youth 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.
Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent Misty Stoll says of the event, “The Fort grounds are an incredibly unique place to hunt. 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 thru Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to sign up and receive further direction regarding the event. Space will be limited on hunts. If visiting the site is not an option please call (307) 684 – 7629 to speak with the Superintendent. 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 8:00 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. Cost is $2 per adult for Wyoming Residents and $4 per adult for Out-Of-State Hunters. Hunters under age 18 will hunt free. The Annual Fort Phil Kearny Kids’ Hunt is made possible by a partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish.
Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd in Banner, Wyoming. For more information (307) 684-7629.