25th Anniversary Dinner
Long Point Waterfowl is pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary on Saturday, May 3rd at the Greens of Renton. The cost to attend our anniversary dinner is $100 and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:50pm, dinner at 7:00pm, open bar and a chance to participate in auctions and to win door prizes.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets please contact Rob Smith at 519-426-7346, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets purchased by April 1, 2014 are eligible to win “early bird” prizes.
To donate an item please contact Greg Dunn at email@example.com.
Throughout the evening we will have many raffles and silent and live auction items available. Some of the big ticket items you will see on May 3rd include:
Trip to the Tip with Long Point Tours
Whether it’s the excitement of the fast yet smooth ride of our 24ft zodiac rib, the beauty & awe of sinking your feet into the sand at the tip, the world-class birding or just simply going back in time with the rich history, we guarantee a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll never forget! This 2.5-hour tour for 10 people takes you deep into the UNESCO world biosphere reserve and all the way out to the tip of Long Point. Learn the stories and the rich history that encompass this legendary landscape which resembles that of a Caribbean Island, there are no roads, no development, only the lake and rolling sand dunes.
6 days and 6 nights in a Costa Rican Villa from Sporting Adventures
Villa Aventuras is a true Central American gem. Located atop a mountain overlooking Playa Herradura, this 10-acre compound has everything you will need to get away and relax. A beautiful 4 bedroom 4 bath house sits nestled in its own private garden of Eden. A 3 level private pool with a sunbathing island centers the estate as well as a outdoor seating area with a private Jacuzzi. Three suites are located inside the main house with 2 on the bottom floor and the third on the top floor. Each room has its own private outdoor sitting area and private bathroom. The Guest House opens into the pool area and houses a king size bed and spacious seating area as well as a king size loft and private outdoor seating area overlooking the pool and main house. Each of the houses are made entirely of native lumber that must be harvested fallen, meaning it cannot be cut down for timber. The previous owner saved for many years before finally building Casa Aventuras.
The houses are made up of teak and Almond wood. High ceilings and open beams in both houses, allow the visitor to see the hand crafting of each house. The grounds are double gated and surrounded by perennial garden that is maintained daily by Louis, the Villa Aventura’s groundskeeper. Such pristine gardens also attract numerous tropical birds and monkeys. McCaw’s and Toucans frequent the property annually on their migration.
Guided Layout Boat Hunt
Come experience one of Long Points most cherished pass times this fall. Spend a week in a beautiful three bedroom cottage and take a trip onto Long Point Bay for a guided layout boat hunt. This is a trip for two people donated by Long Point Waterfowl and Scott and Val Petrie.
South African Photo Safari
Travel to South Africa on a 6 days/6 nights photo safari for two. This trip includes luxury accommodations and 3 delicious meals per day. Donated by Zulu Nyala Game Lodge.
Travel to Argentina to enjoy 3 full days of dove hunting and 5 star accommodations with gourmet meals for two. This hunt was donated by Sporting Adventures International.
This trip includes 2 days of crane hunts in Saskatchewan, Canada for 4 people including all accommodations and meals. Trip donated by Pat Kehoe.
Check out this article in Outdoor Canada on crane hunting.
A fantastic opportunity for two hunters to take a 7 day hunting trip with experienced guides and trackers in South Africa. This trip, donated by Nitro Safaris includes 1 Springbuck or 1 Blesbuck per hunter and includes all accommodation and meals.
Come out and enjoy a wild game dinner for 20 people and overnight accommodations at Long Point Waterfowl’s Research and Education Centre. Reconnect with your routes and spend the night laughing over a bonfire at our facilities near Turkey Point.
Get away for 3 days and 2 nights – spend your days ziplining and exploring canopies, join in an observatory session and spend your nights in the wilderness suite. Donated by Long Point Eco-Adventures and includes breakfasts and dinners for two.
Youth Hunting and Conservation Course (YHCC)
Long Point Waterfowl’s YHCC provides the opportunity for youth between the ages of 12-16 to attend a week long camp where they obtain their Ontario Hunter Education, Firearms Certification and the Ontario Wild Turkey Certificate, along with fun filled memories, memberships to numerous organizations, gifts and more. The Youth Hunting and Conservation Course’s activity structure will follow a combined inside and outside classroom approach. Participants of the Youth Hunting and Conservation Course will be taught by mentors during several handson activities. Daily activities will focus on aspects of hunting and firearms training, our hunting heritage and wildlife biology that Youth Hunting and Conservation Course participants will use throughout their lives and can share with their family and friends.
The following is a list of the types of activities and demonstrations that students will be participating in throughout the week:
- Ontario Hunter Education, Firearms certification and the Ontario Wild Turkey Seminar
- Wildlife identification
- Boat tour of some of Long Point’s coastal marshes
- Canada’s waterfowling heritage
- Retriever training
- Field demonstrations on wetland and waterbird conservation and management
- Field presentations on being a waterfowl / wildlife biologist
- Presentations on being a Conservation Officer
- Being a marsh manager and the importance of hunting for conservation
- Taxidermy demonstrations
- Hunting demonstrations (duck / goose calling, decoy placement, etc.)
- Decoy carving demonstration
- Wildlife cooking (and eating)
Click here to obtain a YHCC Application
Every third Sunday in September for the past 3 years, Long Point Waterfowl has hosted a free community event coined “Duck Day”. Duck Day is a fun filled event where both adults and children can come out to learn about local conservation organizations, hunting and angling in the Long Point region, watch raptor and retriever demonstrations, participate in nature hikes and much much more. Make sure to mark this years event on your calendar for September 21, 2014 as it always proves to be a great day out with the family! Click here to view an article about last year’s Duck Day and view pictures from the event.