Youth waterfowl hunting on Waterfowl Heritage Day
This years training and shoot was a major success at the end of September. The Parksville Qualicum Fish and Game and Ducks Unlimited Canada in a true collaboration staged a day of hunter training and shooting skills practice at the Dorman Rage September 25 followed by a field shoot October 1. Eighteen Young man and women between the age of 12 and 18 participated along with 8 mentors. The program was overwhelmed by the number of young people wishing to participate.
The young hunters received input on the ethics and principals of fair chase and the importance of being familiar with the regulations governing this sport as well as practical skills of Waterfowl decoy spreads and calling. The combination of classroom and field experience hopefully wetted their appetites to pursue the CORE designation.
I wish to extend my thanks to the mentors who assisting with the event and the Club for staging the training.
Director Ducks Unlimited Canada