People attending Ducks Unlimited’s Youth Outdoor Day learned about dog training and much more at the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Saturday.
Under the watchful eye of mountain man Darrel Plank of La Grande, Danny Paul of Pendleton hones his hatchet and knife throwing skills. - The Observer/CHRIS BAXTER
Presentations were also given waterfowl identification, basic shotgun shooting, the ecology of Ladd Marsh, bird banding, waterfowl hunting techniques, duck and goose calling, boater safety, basic archery, hunter ethics and outdoor survival skills.
Organizations that helped put on Youth Outdoor Day in addition to Ducks Unlimited included the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the ODFW’s hunter education program, the Oregon State Police Department’s game division, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Oregon Hunters Association, the Eagle Cap Traditional Archers, the State Marine Board, Union County Search and Rescue, the Union County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club, the U.S. Postal Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.