Youth waterfowl day

  • Produced by: DAVE DENNEY
  • Updated: September 14, 2012 - 12:45 PM

It was the youth Waterfowl Opener Saturday, and the Minnesota Waterfowl Association selected 18 kids and a parent for a morning's duck hunting in/near the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge in the south metro. Hunters gathered at 5:15 a.m. to head out to the various hunting locations. USFWS Wildlife biologist Dave Fronczak accompanied this group in the wildlife refuge, to teach the young hunters about the ducks and to help guide the hunt and set the decoys. The two youth, Trevor Lenzen, 13, and Nelson Brothers, 11, took seven ducks between them on this their first duck hunt. The ducks included Green Wing Teal, Woodducks and Mallards. They were accompanied by their dads, Hal Brothers and Brian Lenzen.