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Youth Hunting

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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

The following are requirements to participate:

  • must be 12-15 years old,
  • have a valid OFAH Membership,
  • complete the Ontario Hunter Education Program and pass the examination,
  • complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and pass the examination,
  • have an apprentice version outdoors card (A1).

Note: To participate in the OFAH Youth Waterfowl Days youth are also required to have a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit.

EXCEPTION: The OFAH Youth Heritage Day Hunt coincides with Waterfowl Heritage Day and no Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit will be required for youth to participate on September 15, 2018.

A One-Stop Course

This 20-hour course covers all the material required to pass the Ontario Hunter Education Program and the Canadian Firearms Safety course, to obtain an apprentice version outdoors card (A1). Course dates and pricing are available from your local instructor, or contact Hunting Educator.

Youth Waterfowl Hunts

Youth will participate in educational discussions on firearm safety, bird identification, hunting ethics, conservation and more. They will be paired one-on-one with an experienced waterfowl hunter who will mentor them throughout the hunt.

Includes: Mentor, firearm, ammunition, boat, BBQ meal, and OFAH camo ball cap.

To bring: Proof of requirements (see above), lifejacket (some available), snacks, rubber boots/waders, and camouflage clothing.

OFAH YOUTH HERITAGE DAY HUNT  [ Register ]
TINY MARSH, Tiny
SEPTEMBER 15, 10:45 am – 9:00 pm
Spaces: 15 youth, Cost: $80 + HST

OFAH YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT [ Register ]
Otonabee River/Rice Lake, Peterborough
OCTOBER 20, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Spaces: 10 youth, Cost: $80 + HST

Additional requirement: Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit.

OFAH YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT * [ Register ]
DARLINGTON PROVINCIAL PARK, Bowmanville
OCTOBER 27, 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spaces: 6 youth, Cost: $80 + HST

* With the generous financial assistance from OFAH Zone E, six youth will have the opportunity to be reimbursed $150 towards their Hunter Education and Firearms training cost after the hunt. Contact for details.

Additional requirement: Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit.


Youth Pheasant Hunt

Youth will participate in educational discussions on firearm safety, hunting ethics, conservation, and more. They will be paired one-on-one with an experienced hunter who will mentor them throughout the hunt, and process their birds to bring home and share the hunting experience with family and friends.

Includes: Mentor, firearms, ammunition, pheasants, training, guide, sporting dog, and BBQ lunch.

OFAH / BIRD’S EYE VIEW YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT [ Register ]
BIRD’S EYE VIEW GAME PRESERVE, Colborne
OCTOBER 14, 2018
Spaces: 8 youth, Cost: $40 + HST

 

Women’s Pheasant Hunts

Includes: Mentor, firearms, ammunition, pheasants, training, guide, and sporting dog.

OFAH WOMEN’S PHEASANT HUNT
BIRD’S EYE VIEW GAME PRESERVE, Colborne
OCTOBER 13, 2018  More info

Spaces: 16 women (18 years or older), Cost: 150 + HST

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Additional: Pack your own lunch.

 

Events will run rain or shine.
There are no refunds available for cancelled registrations.


REGISTRATION

Begin registration by filling out the form below.

Your Name (required)

Child's Name (required)

Dates Interested In (required)
YOUTH HERITAGE DAY HUNT, September 15YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT, October 27YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT, October 20YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT, October 14

Your Email (required)

Your Phone Number (required):
The program coordinator will be in contact with you shortly to complete the remainder of the registration.

Questions? Contact alesha_howran@ofah.org

 


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

Contact: alesha_howran@ofah.org, or 705-748-6324 ext. 253

Registration is now open

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