Youth Hunting & Conservation Course 2013-2014

Final Report: Youth Hunting & Conservation Course, 2013-2014

Goals and Objectives

Long Point Waterfowl developed the Youth Hunting & Conservation Course to provide today’s youth with the opportunity
to increase their awareness of-and participate in-our hunting heritage. The workshop also teaches youth that hunting is
an important and cost effective wildlife management tool. The Youth Hunting & Conservation Course includes 6 days of
hands on activities, training and mentorship in hunting, wildlife conservation and management. 

Participants stay at Long Point Waterfowl’s Research & Education Centre and receive all the required training to hunt in
this cost-effective, one-stop workshop.

Open to youth12-16 years of age. Parents are welcome to attend. 

 Activities include retriever training, waterfowl decoy placement, calling and taxidermy, target shooting, wild game
preparation and cooking, tips and mentorship on hunting. Participants complete their Ontario Hunter Safety Certification,
Canadian Firearms Safety Certification and Ontario Wild Turkey Training Course.

Participants receive lots of great gifts and one year memberships with Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Ontario
Federation of Anglers & Hunters and Quality Deer Management Association.

Long Point Waterfowl is planning to offer two separate six-day workshops in 2013.We have decided to expand the scope
of our program for two reasons: 1/ interest in the YHCC is increasing and we have been over-subscribed during the last 2
years, and 2/we want to invite/include college and university students enrolled in wildlife programs as too many young
professionals in our field do not have an appreciation for the ecological, economic or social importance of hunting.


Project Location

Long Point Waterfowl’s Research & Education Centre – Port Rowan, ON.

Project Contact

For more information on this project, please contact Ted Barney, Biologist, Long Point Waterfowl, Ontario.