OFAH Youth “Get Outdoors” This Weekend

Waterfowl and Wetlands Conference with Long Point Waterfowlers Taking Place

OFAH Youth ‘Get Outdoors’ This Weekend

From across the province, 80 youth will come together at the Get Outdoors Youth Leadership Conference this weekend to take part in activities that encompass our outdoor heritage. Whether they come from the country or the city, each of these youth has a common passion, to ‘get outdoors.’

With the theme of ‘Waterfowl and Wetlands,’ this eager young generation will be engaged in a hands-on workshop with the Long Point Waterfowlers on Friday that will cover the importance of conserving our wetlands, tips when out in the field, waterfowl identification and calling, and dog retrieval demonstrations. The youth will also participate in an animal calling contest that will test their newly learned skills.

On Saturday, participants will journey to the Dufferin Northern Peel Anglers & Hunters Association for an action-packed day on the ranges. With one-on-one instruction from qualified instructors, youth will have the opportunity to take part in trap shooting, rifle shooting and archery. In addition to the safe practices learned on these ranges, youth will also gain skills in fly tying and invertebrate identification to use in their future fishing adventures. Keeping with this year’s theme, youth will utilize the knowledge gained from the Long Point Waterfowlers to engage in an activity that will bring the importance of conservation to life.

Media are invited to attend the day, which includes terrific video and photo opportunities of youth learning traditional outdoors activities from qualified instructors. Event highlights will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter (#OFAH14).

Date & Start Time: March 15, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. sharp
Where: EASY TO FIND — Dufferin Northern Peel Anglers and Hunters Association, just north of Orangeville, located at 246147 Dufferin Road 16, Orangeville

The Get Outdoors program was launched by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) in 2002 to inspire more youth involvement in hunting, fishing and conservation. This national award-winning youth conservation program puts the emphasis on promoting our outdoor heritage through first hand exposure and is the only one of its kind in Ontario. The Youth Leadership Conference is held in conjunction with the 86th OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fishing & Wildlife Conference. For more information visit www.getoutdoors.org.

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 720 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.



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