This workshop offers participants the opportunity for a quality, guided educational pheasant hunt. This hunt will be held at the scenic English Setter Club of America (ESCA) in Medford, Burlington County, NJ. The 350-acre semi-wild preserve is situated adjacent to the Medford Wildlife Management Area at the beginnings of the beautiful Pine Barrens. ESCA features of combination of diverse habitats, which provide excellent cover for game birds.
Participants will be teamed with an experienced instructor and dog handler and will have ample opportunity to flush birds.
The day will start with continental breakfast and bird-hunting education. We’ll take some practice shots at the 5-station trap range with an experienced competitive shooter, form teams and get to the hunt! After the hunt we’ll have a lunch prepared by our Camp Chef at our rustic clubhouse. Later on we’ll clean and dress the birds.
Workshop Fee: $60.00 includes guide, ammunition, dog, pheasants, continental breakfast and lunch.
Special Needs: Participants will be taking part in an actual hunt. You must have a valid 2012 New Jersey hunting license. Pheasant Stamps are not required. We will provide ammunition for 12 and 20 gauge shotguns. If you plan on bringing a different gauge gun, you must indicate this on your registration form. We will try to accommodate you. We have a limited number of 20 gauge shotguns, which may be borrowed for the hunt. You must indicate your wish to borrow a gun on your registration form. Please remember to bring your own EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.
About the Hunt: We will discuss safety issues and hunting with dogs prior to the start of the hunt. You must wear at least 200 square inches of hunter orange during the hunt. This could be a hat, vest, jacket, shirt or a combination of items. The English Setter Club of America is a natural setting and every hunt is challenging. You will not be guaranteed a bird; however, every participant will have ample opportunity to flush birds. You will participate in an actual hunting situation along with an instructor and dog handler.
*New hunters of either gender are welcome.
Note: Registration will be limited to 20 participants. You are urged to register quickly to avoid disappointment. This hunt is an opportunity for new hunters to experience pheasant hunting with a guide and birddogs. Under 18, you must have a parent or guardian in attendance. *New hunters of either gender are welcome.
Special Thanks: This workshop was made possible through the generosity and support of the Board of Directors and volunteers at The English Setter Club of America, New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Environmental Projects – New Jersey Quail Project. Additional support is provided by NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Hunter Education. Fiduciary and organizational support is being provided by the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Environmental Projects.
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complete and mail it, with your payment, to Pola Galie, PO Box 56, Waretown, NJ 08758