The Lyon County Pheasants Forever (LCPF) has scheduled a mentor hunt for October 22nd, 2022 from 8am to 1pm. We would like to have youth ages 17 and under and new hunters of all ages. Once again, the event will be based out of the Redwood River Sportsman’s Club (RRSC) located eight miles southeast of Marshall.  The event will introduce young and novice hunters to pheasant hunting with the assistance of adult mentors and their dogs.  As with last year’s hunt, inexperienced families will also have a chance to sign up for the hunt. The event is free, thanks to the generous support of LCPF’s committee, our private landowners and Redwood River Sportsman’s Club.


Area youth, women and inexperienced hunting families can be registered for the mentor hunt by contacting Mark Radke at (507)401-1312 or by emailing him at, with the subject “Mentor Hunt.”  Applicants must provide the full name, address, age, phone number and firearms safety certificate number for each participating hunter at the time of registration, and the full name, address and phone number of the parent or adult chaperone who will be attending with any youth hunter.  All participants must have completed their firearm safety course prior to the event and must possess all necessary licenses and stamps, unless exempted by law. The deadline to register for the event is Oct. 14, 2022.

The mentor hunt also aims to introduce young hunters to the sport.

LCPF is also seeking mentors with trained dogs for the hunt on Oct. 22.  Those individuals interested in mentoring for the day-long event should also contact Mark Radke, providing their contact information along with the type of dog they would bring for the hunt.  Volunteers are also needed to help with lunch, monitor the ranges and assist with activities throughout the day.   Further, landowners anywhere in the Lyon County area who are willing to allow access to their property for a “Hunt Destination” can do so by contacting Mark at 507-401-1312.

“While we hunt a great deal of the excellent public land in the area, private landowners provide a resource that increases our participants’ odds of seeing and bagging a rooster each year,” said Radke, “their support of this program through access is greatly appreciated by the chapter and the participants.”

For more information regarding the Mentor Hunt, visit LCPF on Facebook at, or on Twitter@lyoncountypf.