DEC hosting waterfowl hunting events for youth Sept. 15, 18, 25
MASSENA — A 3-day youth waterfowl and pheasant hunt are planned by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in September.
The hunt starts with a classroom portion at the Massena Rod and Gun Club, 155 Patterson Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, followed by hunting days on Saturday, Sept. 18 for waterfowl and Saturday, Sept. 25 for pheasant.DEC 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 the hunt to youth ages 12 to 15.
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), NWTF, and St. Lawrence County Sportsmen’s Federation.
For more information and to sign-up for the event, contact Lt. Troy Basford at (315) 265-2757, or ECO Ian Helmer 315-559-8503.