Maryland: Junior Hunter Field Days Scheduled

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites youth, ages 8 to 16, with an interest in fishing, hunting, shooting sports, wildlife conservation and management to participate in upcoming Junior Hunter Field Day events in Cecil and Frederick counties. 

Field day activities are offered under the guidance of wildlife professionals in partnership with local conservation and sport clubs. These free events provide safe, enjoyable, hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about hunting, shooting, trapping and other outdoor pursuits, and their important role in conservation management.

The event in Frederick County will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Thurmont Conservation Sportsman Club. Activities will include archery, trap shooting, target shooting with .22 rifles and trapping demonstrations. Lunch will be provided, at no cost, for all participants. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants; deadline to register is Aug. 13.

In Cecil County, the Junior Hunter Field Day will be held 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Elk Neck State Park and Elk Neck State Forest. Activities will including archery, fishing, shooting sports (.22 rifles and muzzleloaders), sporting clays, and tree stand safety demonstrations. Presentations featuring the Scales and Tales program will also be given. Registration is required and will be limited to the first 125 participants. The deadline to register for this event is Sept. 7. All equipment, as well as lunch, will be provided.