Clinic offers tips on small game hunting

Clinic offers tips on small game hunting
NORTH OF CORVALLIS - Rabbit season goes until next month and the weekends are popular times for folks to head into the outdoors.

A clinic is put on each year by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The class is designed to teach hunters about safety and the great outdoors.

At E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis more than two dozen people came out for the annual small game hunting clinic.

"Folks are always asking us how do we get involved with hunting so we want to make the outdoors more accessible to families and individuals in particular," says Chris Willard, Hunter Education Program Coordinator, with ODFW.

The classes not only provide knowledge about guns and equipment, but the most important part...safety.

Classes are designed for young and old and for any learning level. Once these folks got their hands on the trigger at the practice range they were ready to track down their target.

If they are patient enough, it will pay off in the end. But for some hunters it's more than just the catch today.

"Laughs...bring home dinner and also my wife came out with me and she's never been rabbit hunting before so this is kind of a step for her," says hunter Wes Edwards.

Out of the seven groups they were able to hunt down seven rabbits.