Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Promotes Hunter Recruitment

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — A $90,000 grant from Wildlife Habitat Canada helps Delta Waterfowl increase hunter recruitment and promote duck and goose looking throughout Canada.

The grant helps Delta’s First Hunt, the most important waterfowl-specific hunter recruitment program in North America. First Hunt has educated greater than 50,000 individuals about waterfowl conservation and looking. The grant can also be getting used for outreach efforts geared toward consciousness about hunter alternatives and entry in all Canadian provinces. One instance is to advertise the hunter apprentice licensing that’s already in place in British Columbia and Quebec to each province in Canada.

“The purpose of the grant is to recruit extra waterfowl hunters in Canada,” mentioned Jim Fisher, director of conservation coverage for Delta Waterfowl. “Hunter numbers are down, so we’re working to make sure the long run viability of waterfowl looking in Canada.”

The WHC grant helps a pair of week-long summer time hunter training programs in Ontario at Delta’s Searching Heritage and Conservation Heart, in addition to a pair of workshops in Alberta and one other on Prince Edward Island.

As well as, funding will assist help native First Hunt occasions all through Delta’s volunteer chapter community in Canada. Chapters host quite a lot of training occasions, together with duck and goose hunts for first-time hunters. Whereas most of the occasions are geared toward youth members, Delta additionally hosts particular recruitment occasions for ladies and college-aged women and men focused on studying the way to hunt waterfowl.

WHC funding comes from gross sales of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print, a.ok.a. Canada’s “duck stamp.” WHC presents grants to preserve, restore and improve wildlife habitat, foster conservation management, and to advertise the conservation contributions of waterfowl hunters and encourage waterfowl looking participation.

“We’re definitely appreciative of WHC offering this vital funding to advertise waterfowl looking in Canada,” Fisher mentioned.

For extra details about buying the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print, go to whc.org.

For extra details about Delta’s First Hunt or hunter coaching workshops in Canada, contact Joel Brice at (888) 987-3695 ext. 225 or jbrice@deltawaterfowl.org.

Delta Waterfowl Basis is The Duck Hunters Group, a number one conservation group working to supply geese and make sure the custom of duck looking in North America. Go to deltawaterfowl.org.

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