Statement issued Friday:
DNR staff from Salamonie Lake and the Indiana Beaglers Alliance invite youth between ages 11 and 17 to participate in a special rabbit hunt Oct. 29 at Salamonie Lake.
The event begins at 7 a.m. at the property's visitors center and ends at noon. A free lunch will be provided after the event.
Advance registration is required by Oct. 27. Call Jack Hyden at (574) 551-4067.
Participants must have either a valid Indiana Youth Hunting License or Apprentice License. Youth Hunting Licenses are $7 and will be available at the visitor center the morning of the hunt. Licenses are also available at www.IndianaOutdoor.in.gov.
Participants are encouraged to have attended and passed a Hunter Safety Education Course. Find hunter education information at www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/4812.htm.
Each youth hunter will be supervised and assisted by an adult mentor during the hunt. Adults wishing to volunteer as dog handlers or mentors also must register in advance by calling (574) 551-4067. Shotguns will be provided for youth who do not have their own. Parents are encouraged to accompany the youth.
Salamonie Lake is at 9214 West Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702