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For Release: Friday, August 16, 2019

DEC Hosts St. Lawrence County Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Hunt

Free Program for Youth Ages 12 - 15

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) in St. Lawrence County are partnering with the Massena Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and DEC Wildlife staff at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area to offer youth ages 12 to 15 an opportunity to hunt waterfowl and pheasant this fall. The hunt is a three-day event that starts with a classroom portion at the Massena Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, Sept. 14, followed by two consecutive Saturdays for hunting. Interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game hunting license. The event is free to participants and equipment will be provided if necessary.

The event is hosted by the Massena Rod and Gun Club and sponsored by the New York Conservation Officers Association (NYCOA), the NWTF, and the St. Lawrence County Sportsmen's Federation.

For more information and to sign-up for the event, please contact Lt. Troy Basford at (315) 265-2757, or ECO Ian Helmer 315-559-8503.

WHAT: St. Lawrence County Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Hunt
WHERE: Massena Rod and Gun Club, 155 Patterson Road, Massena, NY 13662
COST: Free Program for Youth Ages 12 to 15
Educational day: Saturday, September 14, at 5 P.M.
Hunting days: Saturday, September 21, for waterfowl; Saturday, September 28, for pheasant.

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