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Youth Hunting

Youth Hunt - Keith White Photography

Today’s youth don’t have the same access to hunting opportunities previous generations enjoyed. Many may want to try hunting, but lack the tools, knowledge, access to hunting opportunities or a family member who can offer mentorship.

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 agreed to partner with Long Point Waterfowl, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl and other organizations to provide youth hunting 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 benefit from using 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.

2018 Events

OFAH YOUTH HERITAGE DAY HUNT
TINY MARSH, Tiny, ON
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Spaces: 15 youth (ages 12-15) | Cost: TBD

OFAH YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT
DARLINGTON PROVINCIAL PARK, Bowmanville, ON
OCTOBER 27, 2018
Spaces: 6 youth (ages 12-15) | Cost: TBD

OFAH YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT
OTONABEE RIVER/RICE LAKE, Peterborough, ON
OCTOBER TBD
Spaces: 10 youth (ages 12-15) | Cost: TBD

OFAH / BIRDS EYE VIEW YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT
BIRDS EYE VIEW GAME PRESERVE, Colbourne, ON
OCTOBER 14, 2018
Spaces: 8 youth (ages 12-15) | Cost: TBD

OFAH WOMENS PHEASANT HUNT
BIRDS EYE VIEW GAME PRESERVE, Colbourne, ON
OCTOBER 13, 2018
Spaces: 16 women (18 years or older) | Cost: $150 + HST
More info

 


Interested in mentoring youth? Interested in trying your first hunt?

Contact: alesha_howran@ofah.org, or 705-748-6324 ext. 253
(You will be notified via email as event details become available)

Must be an OFAH member to attend
Not a member? Join at www.ofah.org/membership.