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Hunter training


from youth


to adult planned



Mikaela Kuefler

On October 14-16, Howie and Spencer Johnston
will be teaching the Alberta Conservation and
Hunter Education course, held in the Edson
Recreation Complex, Sundance Room. This
course is designed to teach hunter training so
people can get their provincial hunting licence.
The average age of people attending will be
twelve years old, since you must be at least twelve
to be able to purchase a hunting licence for this
season. If the child is eleven, and his birthday falls
within this hunting season, he will also be eligible
to take the course. “I appreciate that it's a mixed
class, with both adults and kids. I have to pace it
for the kids," states Howie.
The course will include teachings from the
Hunter's Manual and from the Provincial Niton Central School students Cassidy Davis, Danielle Deschenes, Kaitlyn Coady, and Tailyn Davis
Government publication update, the 2016 Hunting outside on a break and enjoying the fair weather. photo Deanna Mitchener
Regulations, from Environment and Parks (Fish
and Wildlife). The booklet is available at Ron's
Outdoor and at Environment and Parks. antlered. If it is under four inches, they're non- strong fondness for the woods. Dad taught me a
Another item on the course agenda is 'Land antlered. tremendous amount,” he mentions.
Designation and Location Designation', also Some instruction on technique will also be Currently, Howie is a AA instructor for Hunter
called Section Township and Range, which is used provided, such as how to do a field dressing, training. “I got my kid's credits in Hunter
to locate yourself. This method uses the numbers which is what hunters need to do after the animal Education and got them a skill they could identify
on well sites in order to pinpoint yourself on a goes down. Pre-taxidermy will also be covered, so with. Teaching is probably the best job in the
map within a couple of football fields. “I don't those who take the course will also know how to world.”
want people to panic when they don't know where treat a specimen going to the taxidermist. Howie has also been an influential member of
they are. I'd much rather put them in a Anyone wishing to register for the course can his community and has founded the Riflemen's
circumstance where they say 'ok' and then look for call the Town of Edson at (780) 723-4403 or Rodeo (Ponoka) in 1966 and was also a recipient
a solution,” says Howie. register online at www.edson.ca. of the Alva Bair Conservation Award in 2014.
Instruction will also be given on how to Johnston is one of the first instructors in the This award was handed in conjunction with the
differentiate between and antlered and a non- province and has been teaching hunter training WISE Award's Program and is presented
antlered animal. If an animal shows an antler, or a since 1964. Learning about hunting from his “annually to the volunteer who most exemplifies
boney growth, over four inches, they're considered father since he was a child he, “developed a very true conservation and resource perpetuation”.



WILDWOOD AND DISTRICT AG

SOCIETY
AWARDS NIGHT

&
COMEDY MAGIC SHOW

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

WILDWOOD COMMUNITY HALL


Prize Money & Special Prizes to be Awarded.
Coffee & Cake at 6:30 p.m.
Awards 7 pm


Admission: Adults 18 & over $5.00
Children Free
LARGE VEGETABLE CONTEST

NO ENTRY FEE

One entry per family per class

Vegetable Class:
Pumpkin (Giant & Garden), Potato, Onion, Beet,
Squash (Giant & Garden), Garlic, Carrot, Cabbage,
Parsnip, Kohlrabi, Zucchini, Turnip
Official Scale by Weight – Vegetables weigh in at
4-5:30 p.m. NO entries accepted after 5:30 p.m.

Grain Class:
The tallest stalk of grain, any variety, must include root
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