Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp
The MDWFP annually partners with Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to apply for funding to host the Youth Waterfowl Hunting and Education Camp. The camp's mission is to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters and to increase support for wetland conservation and waterfowl hunting in Mississippi. Due to public health concerns from COVID-19, this year's camp will be shortened to a 1.5 day event.
Youth ages 13-15 are encouraged to apply. Because of limited space, only 10 youth will be selected for the camp. All applications will be ranked by the content of the essays and youth will be notified if they were selected for the camp soon after applications close.
This year's camp is scheduled for February 5 - 6, 2021 at Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area. Prior hunting experience is not required to attend, however, a desire to learn about waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting is needed. Meals will be provided for campers, but overnight lodging the night of February 5 will be on your own. One parent or guardian per youth attendee will be permitted to attend. A tentative agenda and application form are linked below. The deadline for applications will be January 15. For more information, contact Houston Havens at (662) 299-0273 or Houston.Havens@wfp.ms.gov.