On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the CWA in cooperation with the DEEP’s Wildlife Division held its annual Waterfowl Hunter Training Seminar at the Wallingford Rod and Gun Club in Wallingford.
Twenty enthusiastic participants attended. It was a great day with fall-like weather, so it felt like a good waterfowl hunting day! Instructors provided information on many aspects of duck and goose hunting including conservation, waterfowl identification, ethics, regulations, decoy spreads, calling and other topics. Attendees also learned the value of having a hunting dog and watched “Rebel the Retriever” run a scent trail, a blind retrieve and handle to “over” and “back” commands.
A bonus was a visit from the local Environmental Conservation Police Officer. The officer fielded questions about common violations and what hunters should do when approached by an officer in the field.
After the seminar, a raffle was held and several attendees went home with decoys donated by CWA members. The morning ended with a fine waterfowl lunch including goose stew, goose kielbasa and grilled mallard breasts. Folks greatly enjoyed it – there were no leftovers!