Waterfowling is an American tradition that combines hunting with an appreciation of
wetlands and their wildlife. In order to instill a strong conservation ethic for all of our natural
resources, BRC and the Delaware Nature Society (DNS) is providing an exciting opportunity for
youngsters ages 11 through 15. Participants will study wildlife management, habitat protection,
conservation practices and the values of wetlands during a comprehensive introduction to the
american waterfowling heritage. Special topics include identification of waterfowl, conservation
ethics, retriever training, decoy carving, safety skills and good sportsmanship. An optional hunt at
the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be offered at the conclusion of the program., under
the supervision of experienced guides.
Parent participation is encouraged, but not required (no extra fee). Participants will have the
opportunity to fulfill the hunter safety requirements at no additional charge and will receive a
certification card (required for all new hunters in PA and DE).
Including weekend field trips to: Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center, Bombay Hook
National Wildlife Refuge, and Coastal Delaware to study marsh ecology and waterfowl
Led by Jim Jordan, BRC Executive Director, CEO with instruction provided by a host of regional
experts; including accomplished carvers, dog trainer and world champion waterfowl callers.
Advanced Young Waterfowlers – ages 13-17, same dates/times as above. For alumnae of previous
Young Waterfowler programs, we offer additional training in the art and science of waterfowling;
including advanced decoy carving and calling techniques. Students will have an opportunity to
participate in a specially guided hunt on a private farm.
Members Only: $125
Oct. 3, 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 5
Please click here to register.