Norco has completed another successful pheasant hunting season, spanning August through November. There are many thanks to pass along starting with the Youth Education program, the group of volunteers who pickup and set out birds every Saturday, the volunteer team who cook breakfast every Saturday, volunteers who brought in heart-warming lunches, hunters donating birds for the March sportsman’s dinner and the taxidermist running the taxidermy program. Several new hunters took to the field this year and are appreciative of their hunting mentors and trained dogs to fill their game bags. See photo of Brian and Lisa who teamed with Kelly and Chris for a successful, guided outing. Along the way, we all learned not all pheasants are ring-necks, since some eye-catching copper majestics were stocked and will make their way into the taxidermy program. Many of us learned who Saint Hubertus was, a patron saint of hunting. We ended the season with nothing more than briar scratches.