OFAH FILE: 842
August 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
OFAH supports youth hunting opportunities
Many of today’s youth want to try hunting, but lack the tools, knowledge or access to property to do so. On September 14 and 15, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and Rice Lake Waterfowlers, in partnership with the Elgin, Middlesex and Perth Stewardship Councils, will provide aspiring youth hunters with an opportunity to experience the outdoor tradition.
Participants ages 12 to 15 will pair off with a licensed adult mentor and receive safety instruction, learn bird identification and duck calling, experience a morning hunt with their mentor at Bewdley Waterfront Park, and clean and prepare their birds for a dinner at Marshman Farm.
“Hunting is an important part of Canadian heritage,” said OFAH Wild Turkey and Youth Hunter Coordinator Randy Jennings. “It teaches valuable lessons such as conservation and confidence, and like any tradition, it depends on passionate role models to foster its teachings into the next generation.”
Participants who don’t already have their license will attend the provincial hunter education and firearms safety license training course September 7, 8 and 9 at the OFAH|Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre in Peterborough for 20 hours of classroom training.
For those interested in registering for the event as an adult mentor or youth hunter contact Randy Jennings at 705-748-6324 ext. 260. Space is limited, so those wishing to participate should call to register as soon as possible.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 675 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest nonprofit fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. Visit www.ofah.org to learn more, and stay connected with Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about Hunter Education in Ontario visit www.ohep.net.
Wild Turkey and Youth Hunting Program Coordinator
705-748-6324 ext 260