The Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG) has announced the return of their Learn-to-Hunt-and-Fish day camps. These day camps allow students ages 10 to 15 to get hunter education certified and learn many of the hunting and fishing basics from the pros.

Partcptients in these day camps will learn a variety of skills taught by seasoned hunters. Likewise, they will have live-fire activities for .22 caliber rifles, 20 gauge shotguns, muzzleloaders, and modern archery equipment. These Learn-to-Hunt-and-Fish day camps will allow students to discover the science behind setting hunting seasons, basic outdoor survival skills, practice game tracking skills, and become bear-aware. On the last day of these camps, students will also get a crash course in fishing basics.

There will be three Learn-to-Hunt-and-Fish day camps offered this summer in the panhandle region. We will list the dates below. Registration is open now.

  • June 14-17: Click here to register.
  • July 12-15: Click here to register.
  • August 16-19: Click here to register.

The cost of the classes is $9.75. These classes will start at 8:30 a.m and run to 4 p.m.

Please contact the Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414 and ask for Volunteer Services Coordinator, Wendy Koons, if you have any questions about the day camps.

These Learn-to-Hunt-and-Fish day camps are a great opportunity for young hunters to gain a wealth of knowledge in a controlled setting. This is especially true if you are more of a hands-on learner. I know many new hunters that wish they had a camp like this to teach them the ropes.

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So, what are your thoughts on these camps? Have you ever gone to or helped out in a program like this? Let us know in the comments!

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