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Montezuma Audubon Center to host conservation dinner, hunts

Celebrate conservation through hunting at the Montezuma Audubon Center's ninth annual conservation dinner and hunt.

Originally published by the Auburn Citizen
August 18, 2016

Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 state Route 89, Savannah, will host its ninth annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Conservation Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30, its waterfowl hunt Oct. 1 and its pheasant hunt Oct. 8.

The free events serve to celebrate conservation through hunting. The hunts are coordinated through efforts of the Montezuma Audubon Center, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, the Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hunters must be ages 12-15, possess a New York State-issued Hunter Safety Certificate, have a current 2016-17 junior hunting license, have an appropriate firearm for hunting waterfowl/pheasant, possess a NYS Waterfowl Identification Certificate for Refuge waterfowl hunt and attend with a parent/mentor who possesses a NYS 2016-17 hunting license. WCFSC will find a hunting mentor if needed.

Adults will not participate as hunters, and all youth hunters and mentors must attend the conservation dinner. Registration is required and limited to 25 for the pheasant hunt and 20 for the waterfowl hunt.

For more information about firearms and the NYSDEC hunts, call 315-836-6137 or emailmatthew.lochner@dec.ny.gov. For questions about the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge waterfowl hunt, call 315-568-5370 or email scott.angotti@dec.ny.gov.

To register for the dinner and hunts, call 315-365-3588 or email drichardson@audubon.org and indicate the desired hunts.