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For Release: Friday, September 1, 2023

DEC to Host 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 junior hunters ages 12 to 15 an opportunity to hunt waterfowl and pheasant with ECOs. The hunt is a two-day event that begins with a classroom portion at the Massena Rod and Gun Club on Thursday, Sept. 21, followed by a hunt Saturday, Sept. 23.

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 12 to 15
Educational Day: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
Hunting Day: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

Interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game hunting license and register with the Harvest Information Program (HIP). 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.

Youth interested in participating need to sign up prior to Sept. 21, 2023.

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