collapse
Advertise on Hunting-Washington Double U Hunting Supply

Author Topic: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt  (Read 1565 times)

Offline White Tornado

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 164
  • Location: In the duck blind!!
  • "Take em"
Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« on: January 20, 2014, 09:45:10 AM »

Last weekend the Washington waterfowl association sponsored a youth hunt near Stanwood. They contacted me last week to see if I was interested in taking some photos of the event and fortunately I had Saturday free so I happily agreed. The hunt was held on property owned by The Nature Conservancy just south of Stanwood on Boe Rd. This property is managed as a wildlife sanctuary and is normally off limits to all hunting. Even photographers and bird watchers must gain prior approval as they allow only a small number of visitors to the site each day. A great time seemed to be had by the kids and the WWA members who did all the work of building blinds, setting up decoys and guiding the hunts. What a great investment in time and effort by the WWA to help teach kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity the art of waterfowling. Hats off also to The Nature Conservancy for cooperating and allowing this event on the land that they manage!!!!

Offline White Tornado

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 164
  • Location: In the duck blind!!
  • "Take em"
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 09:47:16 AM »
A few more photos!!

Offline h2ofowlr

  • CHOKED UP TIGHT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 6920
  • Location: In the "Blind"! Go Cougs!
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 09:49:48 AM »
Looks like the twins had a good shoot.  :tup:
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

Offline bigtex

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 6375
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 09:50:07 AM »
Great pictures. Love the one of the lab standing up with the youngster.

Offline full choke

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 322
  • Location: Maple Valley
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 09:55:56 AM »
Great photos! First class all the way, good job! :tup:
Winter is coming.

Offline sakoshooter

  • WFW Board of Directors
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 3266
  • Location: Puyallup
  • Groups: Life Memberr NRA, Life Member Sumner Sportsmans Association
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 10:47:54 AM »
Nice pics. Sounds like a good time for those kids.
Rhinelander, WI
Home of the Hodag

Offline boneaddict

  • Site Sponsor
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 37894
  • Location: Selah, Washington
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 10:53:54 AM »
Great captures.     When you can catch the emotion on film you know you have The pic.  Well done and thank you for sharing with us.

Offline singleshot12

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 2866
  • Location: N.W. Washington
  • WWA,PF
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 12:45:45 PM »
Wow Looks like we're going to have to join WWA now to get in on a hunt like that. Did the kids have to be members to participate in the hunt? Was it a one day hunt only? Are they doing it again next season? Glad they gave the kids easy pickings opportunity :tup:
"Life is measured by good memories and time spent in the outdoors"

And... YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID !

Offline White Tornado

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 164
  • Location: In the duck blind!!
  • "Take em"
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 03:54:29 PM »
Wow Looks like we're going to have to join WWA now to get in on a hunt like that. Did the kids have to be members to participate in the hunt? Was it a one day hunt only? Are they doing it again next season? Glad they gave the kids easy pickings opportunity :tup:

     From my understanding this is the second time the WWA was allowed to organize a youth hunt at this location. The first was during the September Early Youth Hunt this past fall. I do not believe that those who signed up needed to be members. I was told that they had posted flyers at some of the local sporting stores. They had three blinds set up and scheduled each blind for a  morning hunt and then an afternoon hunt on both Saturday and Sunday so a total of twelve slots were available. From what I could tell these were a great bunch of guys who worked their tails of for these kids. I am sure they would welcome any new members and support for this and their other activities!!

Offline singleshot12

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 2866
  • Location: N.W. Washington
  • WWA,PF
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 05:21:10 PM »
We definitely need more opportunity like that to help keep youth interested and into waterfowl hunting. With so many locked areas to hunting it's considerate for TNC to open the preserve to the youth. It's an area that needs and should be allowed some hunting. It would be neat if they opened it up for youth only for say 3 days a week for the entire season some day.
"Life is measured by good memories and time spent in the outdoors"

And... YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID !

Offline wafisherman

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 606
  • Location: Monroe
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 06:00:44 PM »
So how do I get my boys involved?  Great pics!

Offline h2ofowlr

  • CHOKED UP TIGHT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 6920
  • Location: In the "Blind"! Go Cougs!
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 09:04:49 PM »
So how do I get my boys involved?  Great pics!

If your signed up for WWA you will get the notices.  Otherwise you will need to contact the local WWA and see if you can get on some of the e-mail traffic or catch a flyer when posted.
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

Offline birdstew

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 107
  • Location: Chehalis
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 10:26:59 AM »
Wow Looks like we're going to have to join WWA now to get in on a hunt like that. Did the kids have to be members to participate in the hunt? Was it a one day hunt only? Are they doing it again next season? Glad they gave the kids easy pickings opportunity :tup:
So how do I get my boys involved?  Great pics!

http://www.waduck.org/

Dont join with the hopes of just getting a hunt like this.  They do alot during the off season that you can take your children with you like building blinds and you meet a lot of new people.

Offline wafisherman

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 606
  • Location: Monroe
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2014, 10:37:36 AM »
Thanks!

Offline Island Time

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 2
  • Location: North Bend
  • Groups: Delta, NRA
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 05:35:44 PM »
Thanks for posting the incredible pictures (my son is with the lab standing)!   It was a great time and hope to see more kids out there next time.

Offline White Tornado

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 164
  • Location: In the duck blind!!
  • "Take em"
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 05:45:07 PM »
Thanks for posting the incredible pictures (my son is with the lab standing)!   It was a great time and hope to see more kids out there next time.



     :tup:

I will be downloading all the images from this weekend onto CDs and giving them to Rick so he can distribute them to the parents. That way the parents can make prints of their kids if they like!!

Offline REHJWA

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 420
  • Location: Yelm
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 10:29:50 AM »
 :tup: :tup: AWESOME! :tup: :tup: :tup:

Offline T-Rip

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 66
  • Location: Washington
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 08:59:58 PM »
Fantastic Pictures, thanks for sharing-

Offline Killdux

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 5
Re: Washington Waterfowl Association Youth Hunt
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2014, 04:20:18 PM »
Thanks for sharing those great pictures.  I am joining the lower Columbia chapter today!

 



Quick Links


* Recent Topics

Hunting over gut piles by jackelope
[Today at 12:58:11 PM]


A little early reminder of what not to do July 4, 2016 by cbond3318
[Today at 12:50:00 PM]


Need Advice on Cargo Trailers by whitey
[Today at 12:48:41 PM]


Intoxicated boat operation by HUNT-HARD
[Today at 12:47:38 PM]


Embarassing Moment in the Woods by Okanagan
[Today at 12:40:45 PM]


17' grizzly tracker with 60 horse jet. by Annette
[Today at 12:38:55 PM]


Mountain pics by Tbob
[Today at 12:34:35 PM]


8 mile squire creek area by HUNT-HARD
[Today at 12:33:28 PM]


looking for a tc hawken or renegade in 50 cal by lazydrifter
[Today at 12:27:25 PM]


Re: Word Association Game by pianoman9701
[Today at 12:21:45 PM]


Tree stand saftey by Quackwhacker
[Today at 12:19:08 PM]


WTS Hunting, Camping, and other Misc. items by Dhoey07
[Today at 12:18:43 PM]


Work is a snake pit these days. by twinners
[Today at 12:07:01 PM]


Re: Chain Reaction Game by mtbeav
[Today at 12:04:59 PM]


Night hunting lights? What do you use? by Special T
[Today at 12:03:18 PM]


* Random Photo New

There are no pictures in the gallery.

SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal