Today’s youth do not have the same access to hunting opportunities that previous generations enjoyed. Many may want to try hunting, but lack the tools, knowledge or access to huntable properties to get started.
Providing opportunities for young hunters to gain the expertise, licenses and skills they need to hunt safely is an increasing priority for the OFAH, our member clubs, and other stakeholders in the outdoor community.
In 2012, under an agreement with the Elgin, Perth and Middlesex Stewardship Councils, the OFAH will partner with Long Point Waterfowl, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl and other organizations to provide youth with opportunities in several areas of the province. Under the guidance of trained instructors and mentors, potential young hunters will have the opportunity to take the appropriate courses and upon successful completion, to experience a hunt for the first time.
Many OFAH member clubs are already conducting mentored youth hunts, and many more will no doubt use the Youth Hunting Day Planning Tool Kit, created by the Elgin, Middlesex, and Perth Stewardship councils to train and mentor a new generation of young hunters in their communities.
What's Coming Up
The Inaugural OFAH Youth Hunt
October 21st, 2012 - Birds Eye View Farm (full for 2012)
The Elgin, Middlesex and Perth Stewardship Councils Youth Hunting Day
Middlesex Youth Hunt Day - Sunday November 4, 2012 - Gold Creek Farms
Elgin Youth Day - December 1, 2012 - Fingal Wildlife Management Area
Free Registration, Deadline for registration: October 22, 2012
Questions can be asked ok Kim Murch at email@example.com
Download the Elgin, Middlesex Youth Hunting Poster(PDF, 490KB)
Download the Registration Form 2012(Word Doc, 265KB)
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