Waterfowler: Conservation best taught via hunting

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 1:17pm

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports that people who don’t hunt can misunderstand the sport replenishes ducks and wildlife of every stripe and shape, a conservationist planned to tell young East Texans Sunday.
“The best thing for Texas ducks is to teach kids to hunt them,” said Rob Olson, president of the international Delta Waterfowl Foundation that puts resources into habitats to preserve the wildlife species. “We want to put back two ducks into the air for every one that we shoot.”
The Winnipeg, Manitoba president of the 80-year-old research and conservation partnership brought that message to some 40 young hunters attending the ninth annual Delta Waterfowl Youth Day at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays off Joy Wright Mountain Road.
“I want them to know, as many as are starting this journey to become a waterfowler, that they are part of one of the coolest lifestyles in this part of the planet,” Olson said. “Sometimes they might hear things about hunting that are not positive. I just want them to be proud of what they’re doing.”
To read more on this story at The Longview News Journal go to  http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/waterfowler-conservation-best-tau...



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