Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Division of Fish & Wildlife announces dates for Sussex County
Young Waterfowlers hunter education program
SUSSEX COUNTY (May 20, 2015) – Young hunters eager to take up the sport of waterfowling, take note: the upcoming Sussex County Young Waterfowlers Program is now open for registration, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
“The Young Waterfowlers Program provides youth ages 12 through 16 with exposure to the complete waterfowl experience,” said Delaware Hunter Education Coordinator Mark Ostroski. “Everything including waterfowl identification, biology, blind construction and safety, decoy use, duck calling, camouflage technique, boating safety, bird recovery, laws and regulations, language and tradition, firearms, ammo and equipment will be covered.”
The approximately 30-hour course, which includes basic hunter education and finishes with a mentored waterfowl hunt, will be held on the following dates:
- 6:30-9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 14, 15 and 16*, Owens Station Hunter Education Center and Range, 12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood
- 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 11, Big Stone Hunting Club, located off Steamboat Landing Road, north of Lewes, directions provided
- 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, Owens Station
- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3, Big Stone Hunting Club
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Big Stone Hunting Club
*NOTE: Students who have already taken a basic hunter education class do not have to attend class on July 14, 15 and 16.
For participation in the Young Waterfowlers Program, which is offered free of charge, a signed release of liability and online registration are required. To register for the program, click Hunter Education Online Access and select Basic Hunter Ed: Young Waterfowlers. For the liability release, click Delaware Hunter Education. For more information, contact the Hunter Education Office at 302-735-3600, ext. 1.
Vol. 45, No. 159