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FREE BEGINNER WATERFOWL HUNTING WORKSHOPS

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Three free waterfowl hunting workshops for novices and beginners will be offered by the Department of Natural Resources at three different sites in August.

Similar material will be covered at each, so there is no need to attend more than one. Presentation topics will include waterfowl hunting regulations, goose and duck identification, equipment and techniques. There also will be a show-and-tell segment.

Waterfowl hunting equipment, including blinds, waders, clothing, decoys and gadgets will be displayed and discussed. DNR Law Enforcement and Fish & Wildlife personnel will be available to answer questions. Lunch will be provided.

All ages are welcome.

Advance registration is required. Parents who already hunt waterfowl are welcome to bring children, but the material is tailored for beginners. Experienced waterfowl hunters are unlikely to learn much.

Each workshop will occur at least partially outdoors and take place rain or shine. Participants should consider bringing a lawn chair and a jacket or raincoat.

One workshop will be at Glenns Valley Conservation Club (Martinsville) on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and cover both duck and goose hunting. The address is 7115 Waverly Road, 46151. For more information, call Josh Griffin at (812) 526-8475. To register, call (765) 349-2060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also on August 10, a workshop focusing on Canada goose hunting will take place at Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area in North Judson, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Some information on ducks will be provided, but the focus will be goose hunting. The address is 4320 W. Toto Road, 46366. For more information call Adam Phelps at (812) 334-1137. To register, call (574) 896-3522.

The third will be on Saturday, August 24, at Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area in Winslow, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This workshop will focus on Canada goose hunting. The address is 2310 E State Road 364, 47598. For more information call Phelps at (812) 334-1137. To register, call (812) 789-2724.

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