The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled a Youth Pheasant Hunt and a Youth Upland Bird Hunt, both on Saturday, November 5. The Take A Kid Hunting Program is an opportunity for young hunters to enjoy a day afield, and reinforces the importance of being a safe and responsible hunter. They are able to interact with more experienced hunters and mentors, learning valuable skills and ethics. The Take A Kid Hunting Youth Pheasant Hunt is designed to increase a young hunter’s opportunity for harvesting a pheasant with the help of experienced volunteer hunting mentors with trained bird dogs in a setting that encourages responsible, ethical and safe hunting practices. The guided hunt is specifically intended for youth hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 who have successfully completed a hunter education course and obtained a youth hunting license. For information on locations and registration, see http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2005/ythpheas05.htm on the DFW website. Also on Saturday, November 5, young hunters (aged 10 through 15 with a valid youth hunting license under the direct supervision of a licensed, non-hunting adult age 21 or older) can hunt pheasant, quail and/or chukar partridge on licensed semi-wild preserves throughout the state. This is a great opportunity for someone who belongs to a semi-wild preserve to introduce a young hunter to upland bird hunting.