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The Wildlife Division of the Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture - will be partnering with us again this summer for a full-day youth event on
SATURDAY, JULY 30 / 2022 at the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association at 177 Goose Arm Road in Deer Lake. Details are being finalized. Please stay tuned.
We will have limited seating capacity for our youth which will depend on our number of available confirmed volunteers for this event.
Any one wishing to volunteer with us during this event are asked to contact me asap so that we can establish our required numbers. 709 686 5228 or respond to this email.
We are hoping that we have "Many Volunteers" who will be assisting us with our event. It does us all good to be able to come together for a common cause of promoting the great outdoor activities for our youth. With safety being the priority concern for everyone involved with any shooting or outdoor activity, practices for safe hunting and the shooting sports for our youth are given the utmost attention. Strict rules which have been applied in the past are relaxed with regards to Covid Safety as well. Hand sanitizers, and wipes are available and masks may be worn at the discretion of the individual persons.
The event will provide an opportunity for our youth aged 12-17 to participate in shotgun, rifle, and archery in a safe environment under the direct supervision and guidance of qualified instructors and volunteers.
There will be a nominal registration fee of $10.00 per youth to participate in this event. The fee will be collected upon registration the morning of the event.
All firearms, archery and other equipment along with related safety gear will be provided for the day by the Wildlife Division. No other equipment will be permitted.
Participants will learn about wildlife, outdoor safety, wilderness survival skills, and responsible hunting practices. Our Deer Lake SAR team members will be giving a discussion on outdoor wilderness safety and responsibilities.
There will be opportunities for youth to win prizes, and those participants between 12 to 17 years old will have their name entered in our Province's Youth Hunting and Fishing Program draw for a chance to participate in a hunting or fishing activity.
During lunch time, a competition to identify animals, ducks and other game birds, the judging of distances to animal and bird silhouettes, and other interesting material will be held. As part of the competition, Youth will be given some instruction on using compasses. There will also be a session on taking or reading compass bearings and giving distances between markers which will be a part of the competition.
Participants are required to pre-register for the event. Registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis until all our spaces are filled.
After that we will take names for stand by positions should someone not be able to attend and seating becomes available.
All youth in attendance must be accompanied by a parent and / or guardian for the entire day.
The Youth will be divided into 4 groups with each group rotating through all of the programs in a timely manner.
The event will go ahead, rain or shine so dress according to weather conditions. Bring along rain gear and remember also to bring along sunblock and a hat. We are all aware of our ever changing Newfoundland weather conditions.
Thank you for your interest in our partnered program for the Youth of Newfoundland and Labrador. By developing those necessary skills we are instilling upon these youth a heartfelt interest in our outdoor sports through hunting, fishing, and conservation minded activities. The many skills and lessons learned by our youth on this day will be an introduction for many to a lifetime of safely enjoying the great outdoors and wilderness activities which we all share.
In attendance for the day will be Archery Instructors. Members of the Deer Lake Search and Rescue team will be doing outdoor wilderness awareness and survival training. Media members will be invited. Members of the Wildlife Division and others from the Dept. of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture will be in attendance as well as members from Delta Waterfowl and Firearms Instructors and our Volunteers. We could also have invited distinguished guests.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED / PLEASE ADVISE if you can assist during the day.
Volunteers are very important to the success of our activities and programs. Should you have some time to assist us during this event, please make us aware of your interest... In the past we have had good numbers of volunteers. This has helped us to a very successful process with smooth transitioning throughout the entire program. Without dedicated and treasured persons as yourself who come forward giving of your time and sharing your skills, programs such as this would not be possible. Your dedication and time with us is greatly appreciated by everyone !
Please visit the photo gallery for past years Youth Skills events
Should you need directions to our facilities, you can go to "Directions" on our website... by entering the destination as : The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, Deer Lake, NL and enter where you are starting from, the Google map feature will give you specific driving directions which you can print, if needed.
***Contact information for pre-registration is listed below. Should there be any medical conditions, allergy or other concerns, please advise upon pre-registration. We will be contacting everyone pre-registered the evening prior to the event confirming you are coming. That way we hope no seat will be left unattended.
Wendell or Wanda Smith 709 686 5228
Liam Parfitt 709 634 4062
* Name of Participant / s
* Parent or Guardian who will be attending with them for the day
* Contact and alternate phone numbers
* Special Note (Allergy, Medical Condition etc.)
Schedule of Events: July 30 / 2022
9:30: General Welcome and Introductions
9:40: Firearms / Range Safety
10:00 - 12:00: Concurrent Sessions
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch / Wildlife Contest
1:00 -- 3:00: Concurrent Sessions
3:00 -- 4:00: Closing Remarks, Prizes, Group Photo