The Estevan Wildlife Federation (EWF) had their annual conservation camp August 8 to 11, and it attracted 42 youth between the ages of 11 and 15.
There were many activities at the camp that taught participants about wildlife, habitat and the outdoors, and techniques for hunting, fishing and conservation.
The first day of the camp saw a couple of sessions, which included a visit from the Hooked on Fishing and not on Drugs trailer. The youth learned more about fishing and how the activity appeals to all ages.
There was also a fisheries demonstration, where youth learned about different types of fish and their habitat. Other activities included crossbow shooting and orienteering.
In the evening, there were lessons on night activities, including fire lighting, outdoor cooking, spear fishing and a turkey shoot.
The following day, participants enjoyed activities such as fishing, canoeing and hiking.
Also there were rattling and calling demonstrations, digital photography sessions, GPS classes and a blood trailing session that taught campers how to track a wounded animal.
Shooting activities were featured on August 10. The youth learned how to handle and properly use hand guns, 22's and muzzle loaders. They also participated in paintball and archery activities.
The camp's sessions took place at the EWF's clubhouse, shooting range and grounds, and at the Woodlawn Regional Park's Boundary Dam beach site.