Youth Hunting & Conservation Course

Long Point Waterfowl is hosting the YHCC

July 22-26, 2012


is open to 12-16 year old Ontario youth, with enrollment open to 20 individuals.

Applicants are asked to fill out a questionnaire about their interests in wildlife

management, conservation and hunting (see below). Course participants will be selected

based on their response to these questions. The YHCC is offered at a very affordable rate

as it is subsidized by several local interest groups. The total cost to participants will be

$275 which includes:

  • · Ontario Hunter Safety Certification
  • · Firearms Safety Certification
  • · Ontario Wild Turkey Training Course
  • · All food
  • · Accommodation at the Long Point Waterfowl Research and Education Centre
  • · A one-year membership with the Delta Waterfowl Foundation
  • · A one-year membership with Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • · A one-year membership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • · A one-year membership with the Quality Deer Management Association
  • · Field supplies
  • · Various other gifts donated from contributors.
  • · Hands-on training by various hunting/wildlife professionals
  • · Lots of fun!

Limited space is available to parents/guardians of course participants. Cost to

parents/guardians will be $200.

Several conservation organizations have responded to declining youth interest and

participation in outdoor activities by implementing programs that encourage young

people to take a more active role in the outdoors. For example, Long Point Waterfowl,

along with the Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Ontario

Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Wildlife Habitat Canada consider youth

mentorship and education a key component of wildlife conservation and management as

well as to the future of our hunting heritage. Thus, Long Point Waterfowl initiated the

Youth Hunting & Conservation Course (YHCC) in 2009 to instill in youth a keen interest

in our hunting heritage and a passion for wildlife conservation and management.

Program Objectives:

The program objectives are to provide youth with:

1) a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of wildlife

conservation and management and the contribution of hunters to these initiatives;

2) Hunter Education and Firearms Safety training, mentorship, and certification;

3) opportunities to participate in many hands-on activities including taxidermy, dog

training, decoy placement, and the cleaning and cooking of wild game;

4) knowledge about the historical and contemporary importance of Canada’s hunting

heritage and wildlife management and conservation;

5) basic knowledge about biology, wildlife ecology, and wildlife habitats;

6) future opportunities for mentorship toward a career in the field of wildlife


For additional information

Long Point Waterfowl
115 Front Street,
P.O. Box 160
Port Rowan, Ontario
N0E 1M0
(519) 586-3531 ext. 151
Toll Free 1-888-448-2473


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