Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever No. 424, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, will host the 12th annual youth upland hunt in memory of former volunteers Darrell Brown, LaVerne Stieben, LeRoy Culbreath and Sid Carlile on Oct. 21. The event will be at Hays City Sportsman Club (Interstate 70, Exit 157)

The hunt is for youth ages 12 to 18. Each youth hunter will have the opportunity to harvest at least four birds while hunting over pointing dogs.

The participants do not only hunt, but are mentored on a variety of other subjects. They receive instructions on how to hunt with pointing dogs, field safety, how hunting dogs are trained, gun handling, how to clean and prepare the birds they harvest and what type of habitat to look for when hunting upland birds. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program also is incorporated.

For more information and to register, contact Shayne Wilson at (785) 432-1904. There is no charge.