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MDWFP Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp

MDWFP is once again hosting the MDWFP 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. The camp is much more than a youth waterfowl hunting trip. During the camp, youth ages 13-15 will increase their knowledge of waterfowl and wetland biology and management. Classroom discussions and hands-on exercises will be led by MDWFP biologists and other wildlife professionals to help students gain a better understanding of wetlands, waterfowl, and ethical hunting practices. In addition, local field trips to public and privately managed wetlands will expose youth to the diversity of habitats that waterfowl use in Mississippi. The camp will include an optional adult-supervised waterfowl hunt for youth aged 13-15 years old.

The camp will be held in the Mississippi Delta from January 29 - February 1 2015. Youth ages 13-15 are encouraged to apply. Because of limited space, only 15 youth will be selected for the camp. Application is below. Deadline for applications is January 2, 2015. 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 by January 9, 2015.

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 reimbursed for some travel expenses. For more information about the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp, contact Houston Havens at 662-299-0273 or houstonh@mdwfp.state.ms.us.

Visit the MDWFP Waterfowl Program website (www.mdwfp.com/waterfowl) for additional information and photos from previous camps!

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