FWC, Ducks Unlimited offer free duck hunting workshop in Palm Bay
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and
Ducks Unlimited are holding a free waterfowl hunting workshop on
Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Palm Bay to help
open up the world of duck hunting to newcomers to the state, or
anyone else interested in the sport.
Waterfowl hunting may be one of Florida's best kept secrets.
Wetlands cover vast expanses of the state, and much of this habitat
is open and available to the public for duck hunting. With more
than 20 species of migratory ducks that winter here and a hunter
harvest-success rate that is nearly double the national average,
Florida is simply a great place to hunt ducks.
The popular workshop will cover all the basics and
more: hunting ethics, waterfowl identification, rules and
regulations, places to hunt, decoys and patterns, shotguns and
ammunition, boats and motors, clothing and camouflage.
Instructors for the workshop are FWC waterfowl biologist Jamie
Feddersen and Florida Ducks Unlimited Conservation Chairman Capt.
"We're really excited about doing this workshop," Feddersen
said. "It's a great opportunity for beginning duck hunters to learn
from folks who have a bit more experience."
The workshop will be at Palm Bay Police Department Firearms
Training Center, 620 Hurley Road SW, Palm Bay. For more
information, call Feddersen at 321-726-2862 or Kraynik at