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August 30, 2010
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Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop Set for September 11

Environment, Energy & Forestry

Hunter safety, wildlife laws and outdoor survival skills are some of the basic waterfowl hunting skills young Islanders will learn during an upcoming workshop, says Environment, Energy and Forestry Minister Richard Brown.

“Hunting waterfowl has been a tradition in the province for generations and this free workshop is a wonderful opportunity for young Islanders to develop proper hunting skills,” Minister Brown said.

The department will be hosting the tenth annual Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop at the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club in Mount Albion from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, September 11.

Experienced hunters from organizations such as Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the PEI Trappers Association and the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club will share their expertise.

Through a combination of classroom presentations and field activities, the workshop will cover topics such as conservation and ethics, waterfowl identification, bow hunting, and duck and goose calling. Skeet shooting is an optional activity.

The Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop is open to youth ages 12 to 17. Transportation will be provided for participants from the western part of the province with a shuttle stopping between Tignish and Kensington. Meals will also be provided.

The fall waterfowl hunting season opens October 4.

“I encourage Island youth to take advantage of this opportunity to learn new skills and develop a lifetime hobby,” Mr. Brown said.

Participants must pre-register by September 3. For further information, and to register, call (902) 368-6080 or 1-866-368-4683 or

Media Contact: Alf Blanchard
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