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August 28, 2009
For immediate release

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop to be held September 12

Environment, Energy & Forestry

Young Islanders have a unique opportunity to learn all the basic skills of waterfowl hunting from veterans of the sport at an upcoming workshop.

The Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry will host the eighth annual Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop at the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club in Mount Albion on Saturday, September 12.

The annual workshop is held one week before the national Waterfowler Heritage Day and just weeks before the opening of the fall hunting season. It has become a popular way for newcomers to familiarize themselves with the sport of waterfowl hunting.

The success of this workshop is a credit to the many volunteers who come out to help mentor the youth.

Novice hunters interested in obtaining their Hunter Safety Certificate need to go online to and complete the Hunter Education Course material prior to attending the workshop. When registering for the workshop, you will be given an access number which allows you to take the on-line course and print out a field certificate free of charge.

Through a combination of classroom presentations and field activities, the workshop takes participants through all of the preparation for a safe, ethical and successful waterfowl hunt. Young people will learn about conservation and ethics, waterfowl identification, hunter safety, bow hunting, survival skills, and duck and goose calling.

The Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop is open to youth ages 12 to 17. Transportation from Tignish to Kensington is available, as well as lunch and a supper-time barbecue.

Participants must register by September 4. For further information and to register, call (902) 368-4683.

Media Contact: Ron Ryder
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