The Marshall County Pheasants Forever will host its annual Rick Megonnell Youth Hunt Oct. 6 at the St. Joe Valley Beagle Club.

The event is open to youths 10 to 17 years old who have a hunting license and hunter safety certificate.

Youths must provide guns and hunter orange clothing. Parents are encouraged to attend with a camera. The club will provide shells, clay pigeons, birds, a hunting guide and more.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and hunters must pre-register before Oct. 1. For more information, call 574-315-3053.

(Provided by Indiana DNR)

Before dove and waterfowl hunters take to drought-affected fields this hunting season, they should take time first to review baiting laws.

Baiting can be a complicated issue. It can become more complicated in years in which drought conditions have pushed many farmers to destroy their standing agricultural crops. It's imperative that hunters keep in mind what is legal and what is not legal during waterfowl and dove hunting seasons.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue University are offering a new workshop in the Fort Wayne area for landowners interested in managing their properties for wildlife.

Wildlife Management for the Private Landowner is an eight-week course beginning Sept. 18 and ending Nov. 6 at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

It’s designed to provide landowners an introduction to wildlife ecology, a history of Indiana ecosystems, wildlife identification, wildlife biology, habitat management planning and techniques, and how to access information and assistance with wildlife management goals.