Youth Hunts

Turkey Youth 2014Since 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 history.  Interested participants should contact John Polastri at (413) 822-8278 for more information and to apply.

  • Youth Pheasant Hunt (Upcoming Date: October 9, 2021)
    • Lee raises MA state supplied pheasants.  We receive approximately 500 of these birds in the beginning of the summer, and we are responsible for the care, feeding costs, and health of the birds.  Our volunteers keep a watchful eye around the clock, until they finally stock areas for local hunters to enjoy.  The Youth Pheasant Hunt is conducted on one of the six Saturdays prior to the start of the regular pheasant season.
  • Youth Turkey Hunt (Upcoming Date: TBD)
    • The Youth Turkey Hunt, developed through a partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation, allows for a mentored hunt after completion of a pre-hunt workshop.  A special permit is issued that allows for a mentored hunt on the Saturday prior to the last Monday in April.  This permit remains valid for the regular spring turkey season following the youth hunt date.