PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The 24th annual central South Dakota youth goose hunt will be held next weekend in Pierre.

Sam Koenecke, one of the coordinators, says the event is a great way for kids to get involved in waterfowl hunting. He says the annual event gives kids a chance to see what goose hunting is all about and get some training.

The hunt is free to young hunters ages 12-15. It begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, with an information meeting at the Pierre Ramkota hotel. Young hunters will be assigned to guides for the weekend and get instructions for the weekend hunt.

People can get more information on the youth hunt by calling the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Waterfowl Access Trailer at 605-264-5380.

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