Waterfowl, pheasant hunt for youth starts Sept. 14 with education day at Massena Rod & Gun Club
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 5:57 am

MASSENA -- The 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, 155 Patterson Rd. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m., followed by two consecutive Saturdays for hunting, Sept. 21 for waterfowl and Sept. 28 for pheasant.

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, contact Lt. Troy Basford at (315) 265-2757, or ECO Ian Helmer 315-559-8503.