Since 2009, LSA has supported our heritage with Youth Pheasant and Youth Turkey hunts. These great programs are designed for Hunter’s Education graduates ages 12-17, and are supported by the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Each youth receives one-on-one training with a Mentor to guide them. These programs include instruction on firearms safety in the field, hunting ethics, regulations, and game preparation, as well as supervised shooting practice. From harvest to dressing, it is a complete lesson that preserves our rich Berkshire County hunting heritage. Interested participants should contact John Polastri at (413) 822-8278 for more information and to apply.
Youth Pheasant Hunt (Upcoming Date: October 7, 2023)
The youth pheasant program is designed to provide young hunters with specialized pheasant hunting training and instruction, as well as reinforce what they learned in Basic Hunter Education. Young hunters will have the opportunity to practice firearms safety, develop shooting skills, and participate in a special pheasant hunt under the guidance of a safe, experienced adult hunter. This program, held by Lee Sportsmen’s Association, is more than just a day in the field pheasant hunting and is divided into multiple parts including hands-on instruction in shotgun shooting fundamentals, a pheasant seminar, and a mentored pheasant hunt.
The seminar will be scheduled for a time and date based on participant availability, and the hunt will be Saturday, October 7th from 9am-2pm. In addition to the seminar and hunt, participants are required to attend mandatory range days. The date and time of these range days will be based on participant’s availability. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Please register by contacting Secretary & Shotgun Fields Chairman, John Polastri at (413) 822-8278
Youth Turkey Hunt (Upcoming Date: TBD)
Introduce minors (age 12-17) to hunting through this safe and fun program offered by MassWildlife, the Massachusetts State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and participating Sportsmen’s Clubs. The Youth Turkey Hunt Program consists of a turkey hunt seminar and a mentored turkey hunt. This year, the mentored hunt will be on TBD. A special permit is issued that allows for a mentored hunt on the Saturday prior to the last Monday in April, and remains valid for the regular spring turkey season following the youth hunt date.
For more information, please visit: MassWildlife Youth Turkey Hunt Program