Delta Waterfowl, PEI Chapter
PEI Youth Waterfowl Workshop
This event played an important role in educating youth about wildlife conservation and the importance of wildlife habitat. Most of all, the event served to help train new youth interested in outdoor activities such as hunting and trapping, and covered important skills such as firearm safety, hunting ethics, retrievers, duck and bird ID, survival skills, ATV safety and water safety skills.
Even for youth that choose not to hunt or trap, this event is a great educational tool and informs them on solid science-based information about wildlife.
Another very important aspect of this event is that it promotes the introduction to new youth on hunting and trapping that serves as a very important wildlife management tool. Without new hunters and trappers being recruited, there will be less support for wildlife and habitat projects to benefit wildlife. Hunters and trappers are frontline conservationists and this critical mass of such people must be maintained to promote good sound wildlife management projects.
The event had approximately 75 youth (boys and girls) which attended with many volunteers, and many different conservation organizations. The results surpass our expectations every year, and we plan to continue this event for many years to come.