Delta Waterfowl’s First Hunt Program is a beginner’s waterfowl hunting course delivered to youth between the ages of 12 and 15 across North America.
Since 2007, SNC has partnered with the Delta Waterfowl South Nation Branch to deliver the program to local youth in Eastern Ontario, teaching about the importance of ethical hunting, respecting safety, wildlife and habitat, and private property.
Training is offered over 3 weeks; youth participate in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, the Ontario Hunter Education Course, and sit through presentations from local trappers and Conservation Officers prior to their first hunting experience alongside mentors.
A meet and greet between participants and their hunting mentors, SNC and Delta representatives and Conservation Officers, an archery demonstration, and skeet shoot is hosted prior to the guided hunt weekend every fall.
SNC and Delta Waterfowl sponsor all costs, including meals, training, and manuals.
The 2020 Program application form will be available soon.
For more information, please contact Philip Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-984-2948.