Pheasant Forever

Aspiring Young Hunters Revive a Declining Sport in Fergus Falls

Dozens of kids and teens practice their shotgun shooting in preparation for the real thing

FERGUS FALLS, Minn — Pheasant hunters in Fergus Falls are getting kids behind the barrel to revive a sport on the decline. This after the DNR estimates Minnesota’s hunting population is down by about 20,000 in the past decade. From ages 12 to 17, dozens of boys and girls are carrying on a tradition. “I started shooting when I was…