Event with a preference for women participants (but men are welcome) kicks off an initiative funded by a Minnesota DNR grant.

On Monday, October 21, from 4 - 7 p.m. the University of Minnesota Crookston will be hosting “Tips & Tricks: Beginner Field/Fowl Hunting.” This is a free event with preference given to women, ages 18-44, but if men men would like to learn more, they are welcome to attend pending space availability. No previous hunting or firearms skills are necessary.

Dinner will be provided.

This is the first event to be held after the proposed initiative was awarded a grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

There is still time to register. Contact UMN Crookston Director of Outreach & Engagement Michelle Christopherson at 281-8369 or mchristo@umn.edu

This event, sponsored by UMN Crookston, MN Department of Natural Resources, and UMN Crookston Trap Team, benefits women who are interested in learning more about the basics of waterfowl hunting and preparation.

The event will feature cooking recipes, waterfowl identification, field dressing, map skills, how to get started, what to wear, and how to work a field.