Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp Announced
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks is once again partnering with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and
others to host the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp. The
camp's mission is to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters and
increase support for wetland conservation and waterfowl hunting in
Mississippi. This camp is much more than a youth waterfowl hunting
trip. Youth ages 13 - 16 will increase their knowledge of waterfowl
and wetland biology and management. Classroom discussions and
hands-on activities, led by biologists and other wildlife
professionals, help students gain a better understanding of
wetlands, waterfowl, and ethical hunting practices. In addition,
local field trips to public lands will expose youth to the
diversity of wetland habitats used by waterfowl during winter in
Mississippi. Other activities will include shooting instruction and
safety training, as well as an optional adult-supervised waterfowl
hunt for camp participants under the age of 16.
The camp will be held in the Mississippi Delta on Muscadine
Farms WMA and Leroy Percy State Park from February 2 - 5, 2017.
Youth ages 13 - 16 are encouraged to apply; however, only youth
under the age of 16 will be eligible to participate in the
waterfowl hunt. Because of limited space, only 15 youth will be
selected for the camp based on applicant essays. To apply for the
camp, youth should complete an application online at www.mdwfp.com/youthwaterfowlcamp.
The deadline for applications is January 3, 2017. All applications
will be ranked by the quality and content of the essays, and youth
will be notified if they were selected for the camp on January 6,
Prior hunting experience is not required to attend; however, a
desire to learn about waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting is needed.
Meals and lodging will be provided for campers, and parents will be
eligible for reimbursement of some travel expenses. For more
information about the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp,
contact Houston Havens at (662) 299-0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit
our website at www.mdwfp.com/waterfowl
or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.