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Pheasant talk set for Tuesday at Audubon

At Audubon Community Nature Center and via Zoom, you can learn about an opportunity for your 8 — 18 year old to raise pheasant. On Tuesday, March 2, Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development will give families an overview of the process of rearing the pheasants provided free of charge by New York state.

Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is holding a pheasant rearing class for youth ages 8 to 18 in partnership with the Audubon Community Nature Center.

Raising Pheasant for New York – Class 1 is Tuesday, March 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nature Center and via Zoom.

The workshop gives families an overview of the pheasant-rearing process. Pheasants will be provided free of charge through the state Department of Environmental Conservation and will be delivered the first week of June.

Youth are then responsible for raising the pheasants for eight weeks and releasing them in August.

Pennsylvania youth are welcome to participate, but the pheasants must be released in New York.

The program is also offered via Zoom.

The workshop is $10 for 4-H participants and $15 for community members.

Paid reservations are required by Sunday by visiting bit.ly/2Y9AFZ4 or calling Kate Ewer, 4-H community educator, at 664-9502, ext. 212.

Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs.

Face coverings are also required outdoors when visitors cannot maintain six feet of distance between family groups.

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